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While many are prophesizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) as doomsday for the electricity sector, Texas utilities are telling a different story. The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions from existing Read more…


In a highly symbolic gesture with real bottom line impact, the Rockefeller family has announced that its eight hundred sixty million dollar philanthropic organization will sell off its assets linked to fossil fuel companies and invest in renewable energy. The Read more…


Future360 covered the Cleantech Startups Showcase which featured 40+ of the most innovative and exciting cleantech companies developing groundbreaking, carbon-reducing technologies. A handful of the companies competed pitch-style in front of the live audience, for the opportunity to win an Read more…


Ok, no surprise to see Washington, D.C. or San Francisco ranked high in a list of the cities with America’s greenest buildings. But Atlanta? Georgia’s capital was the only southern state to make the top ten in the 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Read more…


Berkeley-based IP Checkups recently published its 2013 Annual Report on cleantech patenting trends.  Based on the firm’s proprietary green patent database –  Cleantech PatentEdge™ – the report contains much interesting analysis driven by this powerful data analytics tool. The major finding of the Read more…


Genomatica might be a cleantech company that you’ve never heard of.  Far from the glamorous world of solar, wind, or electric vehicles, Genomatica specializes in developing and commercializing bio-based processes for intermediate and basic chemicals.  What does that mean?  Chemicals Read more…


National infrastructures from the grid, and bridges to pipelines in major urban areas are aging and in serious need for redesign and rebuilding. Mission critical microgrids at universities are a leading example of what is possible for the nation’s grid Read more…


A previous post reported on Tesla’s Chinese trademark problem. Apparently, a businessman named Zhan Baosheng had registered the TESLA (or “Te Si La” transliterated) trademark in China, blocking the American automaker from using the mark there. Mr. Zhan was also Read more…


The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is the federal agency responsible for conducting trade negotiations and developing and coordinating U.S. trade policy. As it did last year, the USTR will again make intellectual property rights (IPR) a Read more…


The CBS news show “60 Minutes” sports a history of hatchet-jobs that goes back almost half a century. They’re phenomenally good at selecting a certain conclusion and then supporting it with misleading reporting, trick camera-work, and quotes taken out of Read more…


Post grad work in the field of cleantech education has widened in the past few years. While still a niche program, universities are catching on to the importance and need for higher education within the field. Currently, according to the Read more…


Continuing a tradition since 2007, once again we bring you some end-of-year thoughts about where we think the cleantech investment theme is going. This year, we’re of the opinion that industry-watchers should take heart. Especially if you’ve been on the Read more…


Stem is a Millbrae, California, startup that sells and leases its battery energy storage system, which is marketed as a way to reduce consumers’ energy bills. Specifically, the company makes a lithium-ion battery connected to analytics software that determines the Read more…


The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its Second Quarter 2013 Results. Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on green patents issued in the United States. CEPGI has been tracking Read more…

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