The catastrophic drought in California, one of the richest regions of the world, is a crisis for householders, farmers and industry, but it could prove to be a great spur for water innovation. “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,” Shakespeare wrote in Julius […]
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Big Ag may have defeated Prop 37, but the fight for GMO labeling is far from over. If you care about GMO in your food, you know that the measure did not pass.
Malachite Technologies, a startup-company based in San Francisco, California, has been working on how to improve solar cell performance by using higher-efficiency semi-conductors.
Our overall economy seems stuck in slow motion, particularly old industries like construction and real estate. Many are taking control of their lives though and starting businesses in new areas that are prospering even as old fields flounder. Green industries like solar energy are an excellent option for many reasons.
Starting a solar installer business is one business opportunity in the solar market, although this route requires significant technical expertise and resources to get started. A new solar business opportunity is to start a sales business as a solar broker. Read on to understand how this ca become a promising business opportunity for many!
Its a common story. A business from out of town swoops in, buys a local business and the locals suffer. Last year Vail Resorts made a clandestine purchase of Northstar-at-Tahoe in California. Immediately locals expressed fear of ticket price increases and “Northstar Facebook fans went into a tizzy.” Well, their fears were well founded. To start, […]
I just got an email from Gillian Caldwell who recently stepped down “after three wonderful years” as Campaign Director for 1Sky a great grass-roots environmental organization. I’m not surprised, though. I guess its a bummer to care about climate change right now. One could argue that it should have been a great time to be […]
I’m getting ready to head to SolFest in Ukiah, CA this weekend. I’m going to see solar guru Rhone Resch of the Solar Energy Industries Association who will be up on the main stage on Saturday. He’s in good company; the keynote is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a host of others incredible industry luminaries […]
Small Business California has published a new booklet 32 Examples of Chambers of Commerce & Chamber Members in California: Leading the Clean Energy Economy. The booklet profiles local California chambers of commerce and their members who are demonstrating how recovering profits through energy efficiency can help strengthen the chamber, its business members and the community. From the Booklet: […]
I just moved to California two weeks ago, but it didn’t take me long to learn about Proposition 23, big oil’s (aka. Tesaro and Valero) efforts to try and buy overturn — or ‘suspend”— the 2006 landmark state law that mandates big reductions in greenhouse gases, AB 32. It turns out that one of the […]
There’s some good news for business owners in California. PG&E one of the country’s largest natural gas and electric utilities has allocated $20 million for On-Bill Financing (OBF) loans to customers from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the […]
There has been buzz of the paperless office for some time now. Although it sounds nice in theory, is it actually possible? Did you know that, “the typical U.S. office worker uses more than 10,000 sheets of paper per year, which is about 2 cases of paper per employee. With an average price of $40 […]
Looking for a ten thousand-fold return on your investment? For just $250 and the time it takes to complete a three-page application, you could be the next $100,000 winner of the California Clean Tech Open. Just be sure to submit your bright idea by midnight on June 14th. Clean Tech Call for Entries “The California […]