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Greenbacks for Greentech

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Cleantech startups generated 4 of the 5 biggest venture cap deals of 2010.

Money likes green technology. According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, American greentech startups landed four of the five top grossing venture capital rounds of 2010. But for Twitter, eco-tech companies would have cleaned up the top five spots.  The top spot was taken by Better Place, an electric car charging startup which took in $350 million in May. That investment beat last......read more

Get Ready For the Next Generation of Wind Turbines

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GE's 'Brilliant' turbine tech addresses the problem of intermittent winds

Advancements in wind power technology generally come in small steps, as companies make incremental improvements in turbine efficiency and power. But GE appears to have leapfrogged ahead with a new line of wind turbines that generate between 20 and 24 percent more power than the previous best turbine in its class. The technology is particularly notable because it addresses the problem of......read more

Soccket, the Energy-Harnessing Soccer Ball

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Uncharted Play's regulation-size soccer ball converts kicks and headers into off-the-grid power $99.00

The Soccket by Uncharted Play harnesses the kinetic energy built up by kicking it around then converts it to useable electricity. Thirty minutes of play can power an (included) LED lamp for up to three hours. More than just a cool novelty gadget, the Soccket has enormous potential in resource-poor areas of the developing world with limited access to electricity. After obtaining some invaluable......read more

Texas Plant Captures, Then Reuses Carbon

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The Skyonic plant near San Antonio is expected to capture 83,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from a cement factory.

Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit. At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory next week that will make industrial chemicals. Instead of mining natural deposits of carbon found underground, the plant will capture the carbon emitted from......read more

Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

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Recovery Act tax credits look to enable new clean manufacturing projects and create tens of thousands of jobs.

President Obama announced on Friday the award of $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing — part of a broader push by his administration to stimulate job growth during the highest period of sustained unemployment in decades. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future,” said Mr. Obama, according to prepared remarks. The Labor......read more

Obama Announces Government Emissions Targets

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The largest consumer of energy in the US aims for 28% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

President Obama announced yesterday that his administration will aim to reduce the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 28% over the next decade. “As the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient,” said President Obama. “Our goal is to lower costs, reduce pollution, and shift......read more

This Is Our Moment

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Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.

Dirty Money

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Greenpeace uncovers the secret funding of the climate denial machine by Koch Industries.

An extensive new report published by Greenpeace alleges that Koch Industries is the single largest funder of the climate denial industry, claiming that the privately-held corporation controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers is "a financial kingpin of climate science denial and clean energy opposition." Koch Industries is the second-largest privately-held company in the United States,......read more

Uncharted Waters

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In the chaotic aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster, one thing is clear: we need to start tapping the clean energy potential of our oceans.

At present, upwards of 200,000 gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico daily. President Obama is rushing to assign responsibility, which BP CEO Tony Hayward readily accepted before shifting the blame to the drilling contractor. The left-wing is trying to contain damage to the environment as the right-wing does the same with its political agenda. But, for all the commotion, precious few......read more

SHFT SAMPLER 6-10-10

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The first edition of our new, weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Give us some of those good vibrations. How everyday behaviors can produce clean energy. Livable cities all have one thing in common; they're designed for people, not cars. It's hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico. What does that mean for the worst oil spill in U.S. history? Now that's sustainable architecture. Straw, string or human hair, urban birds build nests with......read more

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