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US DOE: Calling Developers to Create Apps For Energy and Win Big!

The Energy Department’s first ever Apps for Energy competition challenges the American developers and the tech community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their utility data, save money and energy.

Cleanweb is booming and is a promising way to save energy at a scale that is pertinent today to fight climate change, rising power rate and power shortages. How can you get on the cleanweb bandwagon? Developer competitions like the Cleanweb Hackathon are a perfect platform.

April 26th

The United States Isn't Broke But Why is Our Economy Broken? It Favors the Top 1%

The Story of Stuff Project takes on government subsidies in new online movie called ‘The Story of Broke’ and calls for investments in a clean, fair economy.

The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken.

We are producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift ingovernment spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment.

November 8th

Skyline Solar Attracts $24.6MM in Venture Funding

Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays, is a company to keep your eye on. Not only is Skyline beginning to generate a good amount of traction in the media including Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Reuters,CNET and as well as several renewable energy publications, but their system was innovative enough to attract $24. […]

February 15th

Stimulus Money to Help Renewable Energy

If the world does indeed go on past 2012, the U.S. should see major stimulus money improve renewable energy efforts.  Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday, “Government stimulus spending has put the country on track to double renewable energy production capacity by 2012 and halve solar power costs by 2015.” “The report outlined a […]

August 28th

Cleantech Open Conference on the (potentially) Smart Grid

This is a fourth in a series of posts about the Cleantech Open Conference on July 22, 2010. The other three were: Electric Cars? What about Trucks and ?,  Data Can Make us Greener and   Location Key to Green Buildings. The “Smart Decision Making for a Dumb Grid” panel discussion highlights another theme of the […]

August 10th

Federal Funding for Renewable Energy Commercialization

Editor’s Note: The is a guest contribution by Ian Rogoff, Chairman of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, and Chairman and CEO of The Helio Group (parent company to HelioPower). This is the sixth post in a series from the CEO’s of major solar companies. You can follow the complete series here. There is a long overdue debate underway in […]

May 28th