U.S. Navy Pays Big Bucks for Biofuels
Join the forum discussion on this post On Earth Day, the U.S. Navy conducted a supersonic flight test of the “Green Hornet,” an F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter jet powered by a 50/50 biofuel blen…..
Fill ‘Er Up…With Hemp Biodiesel
Hemp could be on the verge of joining the growing number of weeds that could power your car. Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found that industrial hemp seeds could make an ideal f…..
Wind Power Gains Speed: Efficient, Clean, Endless Energy Source
Thanet Offshore Wind Farm (image: Vattenfall/Lavernder Blue)Wind power produces no pollutants like carbon dioxide, and it requires no input of water or fuel resources, making wind one of the plane…..
Didcot, UK, Heated by Odorless Human Waste Biogas
Approximately 200 households in the town of Didcot, UK now benefit from gas produced out of human waste. Despite being generated at a sewage station, the gas is highly purified and has no odor. …..
Paris Motor Show 2010: Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Diesel Cross-Sectioned And Detailed
I have to say I was very excited when, a month ago, I first saw the news of world’s first diesel hybrid appearing on the market. I was even more surprised when I saw the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 at the Pa…..
Wisconsin’s green economy offers 15,100 jobs
From a report published by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, The Green Tier Porgram at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Wisconsin School of Business: By 2007, 68,203 b…..
Now possible: Environmentally-Friendly Houses Made From Corn
Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc has patented a corn-based composite board that can successfully replace the traditional plywood fiberboard. The invention makes use of corn stover, (corn husks and stalks…..
German Utility EON Launches New Wind Power Plant in Poland
EON inaugurated on Thursday a 52.5 MW wind farm located in Poznan, Poland. The wind plant is worth approximately 100 million euros and is part of a companyâs program meant to deliver more renewable …..
Update on the California Feed-in Tariff
A year ago, I worked with Scott Hempling, a colleague of mine now at NRRI, on a report for NREL on preemption issues related to feed-in tariffs.Â The report is available here at my law firm website.Â…..
Smart meters are here…. Get over it
My Clean Break column, which now appears Friday in the Toronto Star , questions whether we have the capacity as a society to invest in long-term infrastructure transitions that don’t bear fruit right…..
Obama’s on a Strong Clean Energy Streak [VIDEO]
We covered the great news this week that Obama finally accepted the solar panel that Jimmy Carter originally put on the White House and is going to put it on there again.But there are a couple of othe…..
I’m Backâ¦With Slides!
If you’re still following this blog, you’re probably wondering whether it’s washed away permanently.Â After all, six months is a long, long time to be away.Â Well, fear ye not, those loyal readers s…..
Solar Stocks Continue to Sizzle; Solar Stocks Commentary with J Peter Lynch
A month ago (September 2nd) I said that the market over the past weeks (August) had been a “trendless” and very frustrating market for investors and traders alike and that the volatility was very extr…..
Environment/ Cleantech Stocks; OTC Trading Alert: ($0.14-$0.25): ( OTCBB: SNRY), (OTCBB: GNOLF), (OTCBB: ARDM), (OTCBB: SFMI)
Point Roberts, WA (Investorideas.com Newswire) October 8, 2010 – OTC VOLUME LEADERS reports on the most active trading stocks on the OTCBB. …..
Zoe Preview: Renaultâs New-Age Gadgetized Electric Car Concept at Paris Motor Show 2010
When I first saw it at this year’s Paris Motor Show, I thought I was looking at something having to do with Steve Jobs, or something called iCar… but it was not like that at all. Renault’s Zoe Previ…..
Prenova – One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America
Company Ranks as a Leading Energy Management Services ProviderPrenova, Inc., a privately held energy services provider managing over $2 billion in energy spend for dozens of national brands, today ann…..
FTC’s New Green Marketing Rules Warn Against Sweeping Claims
AlertMe Closes $23.9 Million Funding Round for Home Energy Management Service
10/08/2010 – AlertMe, a provider of online home energy management, has closed its second round funding raising a total of GBP 15 million ($23… …..
100 Electric Car Charging Stations Planned for Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts will benefit 100 electric vehicle charging stations in the near future, officials announced on Wednesday. Cities and towns interested in installing electric car stations are…..
Ohioâs New Solar Power Plant to Create More Than 600 Green Jobs
A former coal strip mine is going to be transformed into a huge solar power plant in Ohio, creating 600 permanent jobs. The 49.9-megawatt project will be developed by New Harvest Ventures and Agile En…..
British Gas takes 16% stake in UK energy management firm
Plus Goldwind raises $917M in its IPO and Siemens grows its smart grid presence, among 20 deals we spotted in the past seven days. …..
Metso to Help Automate Waveroller Demo in Portugal
One of the charming things I discovered about Finland’s green tech sector on my blogger tour this summer is how close-knit a group the whole green energy sector can be in a nation of just 7 million…..
Asia Weekly: Chinese JV to form EV battery replacement services co.
Meanwhile, China-based wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind raises $917M in its Hong Kong IPO. …..
N. America Weekly: Siemens acquires energy management firm
Purchase of Texas-based Site Controls signifies Siemensâ interest in accelerating its growth in the smart consumption and smart grid markets. …..
Former Xantrex CEO joins ZENN board
Many things reflect the credibility of a company, and among them is the composition of its board of directors. So I find it interesting that ZENN today announced that John Robert Wallace, former CEO o…..
Google Investing in Human-Powered Monorail [VIDEO]
Human-powered transport is up my alley. And I have to say that I’m a Google fan. So, when I found out about Google investing in human-powered monorail a couple days ago, my back straightened up, my ey…..
How to approach investors with a component idea (components part 3)
In the last post I walked through questions entrepreneurs need to think through, research, and thoughtfully answer before attempting to turn a component-level cleantech innovation into a business. …..
Drawing boundaries (components part two)
In the last post I lamented seeing so many entrepreneurs pitching components in cleantech, not fully fleshed out companies. Then I helpfully mentioned that building a fully fleshed out company is …..
Components are not companies
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being one of the judges of the New England regional finals of the Cleantech Open, an annual nationwide cleantech business pitch competition. I never get to do as m…..