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In 2008, the United Kingdom Parliament passed the Climate Change Act in a bold effort to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change and take action to prevent further damage. This act created the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), a body that will advise the government on emissions. It also required a revolutionary cut [...]
Abu Dhabi is staged to become one of the leaders in cleantech. With a recent multi-million dollar commitment to the development of renewable energy, this country which provides a large quantity of the world’s oil is poised to be a leader in renewable energy sources. 1 ) General Electric. In 2008, GE donated more than [...]
BICEP is the Boston Institute for Clean Energy Prototyping. It’s run by me, Ethan Labowitz. My goal is clear: I want to make Boston a world class city for clean energy prototyping. A world class city has the resources and knowledge to build the most high quality prototypes the fastest, for the least amount of money, [...]
Khosla Ventures, one of the most active venture capital firms that invests in cleantech companies, raised a $1.05 billion fund for further investments. The Khosla Ventures IV fund will invest in cleantech, IT, mobile, and Internet technology in roughly the same ratio as previous funds. “We have identified the ‘Clean Dozen’ companies in cleantech that can achieve unsubsidized [...]
Green Roofs are not just terrace that are painted green in color, they are the living, breathing roofs full of plants and grass. Slowly and gradually the popularity of the green roofs is steadily on the rise and you can witness a large number of creative designer Green roofs all over the world. These Green [...]
Do you want to use alternative energy in your home or office? Non-renewable energy sources are causing a world of trouble for the world. Their amount is limited. Their emission of carbon into the sky is sky-high. Their cost is controlled by the companies that collect and process them. Fortunately, alternative energy sources can help [...]
The cleantech sector saw an uptick of venture capital investment in the third quarter, despite the backlash that’s come in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy. But continued market volatility and poor third-quarter IPO performances paint a dire forecast for cleantech companies looking to enter the public markets through the rest of the year. That’s [...]
At first, the Green Light Distrikt was just a place for me to jot down some thoughts that had been brewing for a while. Last year, it turned into a place to write about what was happening within the cleantech industry in a specific city as it pertained to young professionals, notice the different cities [...]
We’re often writing about energy efficiency on Energy Refuge as an important component of energy sustainability. Fortunately, an increasing number of contractors are advancing the green building movement and spreading the adoption of sustainable design, energy efficient construction practices and green building technologies, as Houston Neal, Director of Marketing at Software Advice Software Advice, has [...]
Global climate change is a big threat to the planet. Climatic change is a usual thing happening in the world, but this rapid change due to pollution is an unbearable act. This results in increasing the temperature, melting of Ice bergs, threat to vegetation and animals, productivity of crops is reduced and much more. To [...]
Vinod Khosla appeared at San Francisco City Hall at an AlwaysOn GoingGreen Event today. He gave his pronouncements on innovation and his portfolio firms: If you’re not afraid of failure, it frees you up to succeed. Khosla Ventures’ portfolio firm KiOR started with a call from Belgium during which the caller told him that “everything [...]
South Korea’s electronics giant LG announced it will invest $6.83 billion in green business sectors by 2015. The conglomerate says the investments – in electric vehicle batteries, LED lighting, solar PV and water treatment technologies – will generate $8.4 billion in revenue, while creating 10,000 green jobs around the world. It will also boost business for about 660 small and midsized enterprises in its supply chain. About [...]
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