Author: Elsa Wenzel


A Hong Kong architect performs a magic feat of “green” design by packing 24 “rooms” into a 330 square-foot apartment. The dwelling he dubs “Domestic Transformer” glows with natural light. Growing up with a family of five, plus tenant, Gary Read more…


On President Obama’s second Earth Day in office, how far have green jobs come toward fixing unemployment and environmental ills? The administration aims for 5 million green jobs to grow in the next 10 years. Should Americans still believe the Read more…


Venture capital investment in clean technology reached $1.9 billion in the first quarter, climbing 83 percent from last year, according to a report by the Cleantech Group and Deloitte. Startups in North America raised the greatest share among 180 companies Read more…


Solar power is supposed to be clean and green, but what happens to the dirty ingredients involved to make and dispose of solar equipment? Two years since the Washington Post first reported that a maker of polysilicon for solar panels Read more…


How far will you travel to get the latest news on clean-tech trends and rub shoulders with industry leaders? CleanTechies is sponsoring these upcoming events on three continents. Check out the CleanTechies Events and Conferences Calendar for more. Among the Read more…


Whether you’re looking to share your expertise or just curious about the cleantech space, the CleanTechies Events and Conferences Calendar may feature a must-see event in your part of the world. Among the highlights in the coming weeks: U.S.-Japan Clean Read more…


The green economy is thriving despite the economic downturn, according to the State of Green Business 2010 report released Wednesday by Greener World Media. “Green professionals weren’t among the first to be thrown overboard,” said Joel Makower, report author and Read more…


What are the latest corporate environmental trends, and how are business leaders meeting the toughest challenges? GreenBiz.com will release its “State of Green Business 2010” annual status report to coincide with State of Green Business Forum events in San Francisco Read more…


A nanorobot which defends a single cell against dangers such as the AIDS virus or H1N1 is the main character of a video game about molecular biology that is being developed by the Universidad Santo Tomas, in Chile. Kokori, which Read more…


A dorm outfitted with composting toilets and kitchen cabinets made from recycled fence-posts is bringing new meaning to the concept of living “green” at college. The EcoDorm, home to 36 undergraduates at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C., was designed Read more…


The U.S. Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, and a leading senator predicted that Congress will make good progress on climate legislation — and may even pass a bill — before a meeting in Copenhagen in December to forge an international treaty Read more…


A Qatar Airways flight from London to Qatar has become the first passenger plane to be powered by cleaner-burning natural gas that was converted to kerosene. “Today’s flight opens the door to an alternative to oil-based aviation fuel,” said Malcom Read more…


Renewable energy and energy efficiency are key to solving crises in the economy, climate and security, said Al Gore on Friday (videos below). The former vice president lauded fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama for efforts including an economic Read more…


The U.S. government has identified 4,100 contaminated industrial sites, covering more than 5 million acres, suitable for building wind, solar, and geothermal power installations. With concern about renewable energy projects being built on pristine lands, the construction of wind and Read more…

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