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The Oldest Cleantech Technology?

by Richard T. Stuebi Up on Mount Ararat, Greenpeace is building a replica of Noah’s Ark. Why? They are using the ark to bring more attention to the plight of climate change. Yahoo! article For Greenpeace, the ark is a twofold symbol. First, in the Noah story, the Earth was deluged as by 40 days […]

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A new desalination tech, low energy, low cost

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. Water Availability and Desalination is a hot topic at the moment here in Australia, as in many other areas of the world. Developed countries […]

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Blogroll Review: Grid, Bubbles, and Lead

by Frank Ling Going off the grid180,000 American household must be onto something if they can live without the grid. Despite the costs of setting up your own distributed generation, Richard Perez, publisher of Home Power magazine, says that this number increases by one-third each year. On this this week’s Energy Blog, Jim Fraser says: […]

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EE & McKinsey

by Heather Raewww.cleantechblog.com E&ETV covered a May 17th presentation by McKinsey Global Institute on their recent report, “Curbing Global Energy Demand Growth: The Energy Productivity Opportunity.” You can view the presentation via E&ETV (subscription required). On the future of global energy demand, Diana Farrell, director of the Institute, said: “Demand side may be the most […]

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Honda’s FCX: Out-Priusing the Prius

by Richard T. Stuebi While the Toyota Prius is the current “must-have” of the “green” community, Honda (NYSE: HMC) is aiming to trump Toyota (NYSE: TM) in the eco-friendly car derby. Recently, Honda announced that it will commercially-unveil a fuel cell vehicle aimed for U.S. drivers, the FCX — not 10 years from now, not […]

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Freedom Wind Flap

by Heather Rae, cleantechblog.com What of personal responsibility? It’s the crux of an article on vehicle idling last week in The Coastal Journal: take personal responsibility and turn off that engine, it says. My neighbor — who thinks Al Gore is the only one to benefit from ‘that movie’ as well as the hullabaloo over […]

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Gas Misers or Corn Guzzlers

By John Addison (5/15/07) People buying new cars are asking if they should get a high mileage hybrid that runs on gasoline, or a flex-fuel vehicle that could run on E85 ethanol. The United States DOE’s and EPA’s fueleconomy.gov, made it easy for car buyers to compare choices. When you drive, there is most likely […]

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Biopower Systems Interview

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd, the organiser of the AustralAsian Cleantech Forums, and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. Around 5 months ago I blogged on Biopower Systems an Australian company developing innovative ocean power technologies […]

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Peak Coal?

by Richard T. Stuebi One of the more passionate debates in the energy community these days centers on the concept of “peak oil”. Peak oil does not mean oil supplies running out; rather, the term “peak oil” refers to the moment in time when oil extraction levels reach their maximum, followed by a long decline […]

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Blogroll Review: Grease, Weddings, & Ethanol

Grease PowerLooks like folks collecting used vegetable oil for their biodiesel vehicles will be getting competition from….big oil! On the Energy Blog, oil wastes and sludge can be recycled into electricity: “Chevron Energy Solutions, a Chevron (NYSE: CVX) subsidiary, today announced that it has begun engineering and construction of a system at the City of […]

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Energy Sources – What the Australian public thinks

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd; the organiser of the AustralAsian Cleantech Forums, and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. I’m currently reading Clive Hamilton’s new book “Scorcher – the dirty politics of climate change”. And its […]

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Avoiding Rush Hour

By John Addison (5/9/07) Now you can save $1,000 per year, reduce stress and improve your health. How? Never face rush hour alone. Increasingly people are using one or more approaches to avoiding lost hours in gridlock: participating in flexible work, using the HOV lane, riding public transit, and walking. AAA determined that many drivers […]

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Ups & Downs

by Heather Rae, cleantechblog.com On about the eighth hour of scraping the lead paint off of the exterior of the old summer kitchen this weekend, the word, ‘torch’ comes to my mind. My mind wanders in the tedium; my moods mercurial. Take a torch to it, I think. The thought wings away; I envision a […]

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Blogroll Review: Beers, Cars, & Responsibility

Less Filling?Back in the 80’s, there was a great movie called “Back to the Future.” It was about a car that could time travel. There was also something about a boy and scientist trying to change the past …but they not succeed in preventing the Kennedy Assassination! At the end of the film, we realize […]

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Cleantech Venture Capital – Still Rising

As part of our ongoing series on stories on investment in the cleantech sector, we had a chance to discuss the sector with one of the venture capitalists at Emerald Technology Ventures. Scott MacDonald is an Investment Director with Emerald Technology Ventures, a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name […]

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Dear Sam

Dear Sam, We met at the narrow, cavernous bar in the Philadelphia Airport. You were heading home to Ohio from Maine, a business trip. I was heading home to Maine from Ohio, a business trip. You were in Maine to refurbish a commercial building in a long-time-ailing, once-industrial town. I was in Ohio to learn […]