Author: Shawn Lesser


Russia, by far, is the largest producer of gas in the world. The country has commonly relied on coal and natural gas for its growing energy demand. However, because of this, Russia is labeled as the third largest greenhouse gas Read more…


Chile has some of the best conditions available for the growing cleantech industry. There are many opportunities for companies within the sectors of waste management and renewable energy. A lot of the focus of cleantech in Chile is on renewable Read more…


South Africa is listed as the most industrialized country throughout the nation of Africa. For a long time, it has been very dependent upon conventional fuels, making the nation one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Currently, fossil fuels Read more…


Costa Rica has made the public commitment to become the first carbon neutral country in the world by the year 2021. The current Costa Rican president has also made a promise to deliver between five and seven percent GDP growth Read more…


Qatar, even though the largest global producer of gas, understands and values the importance of clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Middle Eastern country has been taking many necessary strides to become a major cleantech player, including Read more…


Cleantech has always been a big part of the structure in Iceland. Currently, more than 80% of the primary energy in Iceland comes from renewable energy sources. The goal of Iceland is to become not only carbon-free, but oil-free by Read more…


After a crippling energy crisis in 2004, a result of a natural gas shortage created by a demand for the dwindling, high-priced supply, Argentina has increased their effort to diversify energy sources, and create more sources of renewable energy. Through Read more…


From 2005 to 2010, Portugal was able to raise the amount of renewable energy in the country up to 45 percent. Portugal has always been very adamant about the inclusion of using renewable energy sources. The first part of the Read more…


Chicago, the economic capital of Illinois, has constantly been responding to the increasing need for new sources of clean energy. Chicago currently has more than two megawatts of solar generating capacity. Chicago has had many other accomplishments since 2008. They Read more…


Ohio, in 2008, created their own renewable portfolio standard that necessitated 25 percent of the overall energy in Ohio is created out of advanced energy sources by the year 2025. According to the portfolio, more than half of the energy Read more…


Over the past 25 years, the State of New York has been a national leader in many cleantech initiatives, including its state-wide programs to promote renewable and sustainable energies, reductions in carbon emissions, and recycling programs, just to name a Read more…


In 2001, Japan noted that most of their energy came from fossil fuels, including over 50 percent from oil, over 16 percent from coal, and more than 13 percent from natural gas. Because of these numbers, Japan released the “Revised Read more…


Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is looking for a makeover – a green one. The goal of Philadelphia is to reduce the city’s vulnerability to rising energy costs. As such, its research, development, and investment into the area of Read more…


Massachusetts is one of the most active states, with forward-thinking policies and institutions to support renewable energy development and efficiency programs. Massachusetts is a leader in Cleantech research and VC investment, with many Cleantech startups located in Boston and along Read more…

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