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Funding or Financing an Energy Business with Help from DOE

One of the big challenges for both startups and established businesses is finding funding, whether it’s for launching a pilot project or expansion or research, and while there are a number of options available, including crowdfunding, equity investments, or conventional business loans, there is another potential source for financing an energy business. The US Department […]

February 5th

Startup accelerator helps entrepreneurs solve big energy problems

A startup incubator in Somerville, MA, near Boston, is enabling entrepreneurs with potential solutions to our energy issues to prototype, test, and grow their ideas into full-blown businesses. Greentown Labs offers 24,000 square feet of space, both for prototyping and office space, shared electronics and machine shops, and access to other resources, including funding, to […]

December 4th

3 innovative ideas to make water cooler talk green and, well, cooler!

Employees congregate around the water cooler to talk about the weekend’s events, spread office gossip, or discuss the new intern’s work performance. For companies, this creates an opportunity to spread the good word about sustainability and encourage participation in company sustainability programs. As anyone who’s ever worked in an office can tell you that water […]

January 21st

Educating the Green IT Workforce of Tomorrow

Both computer and green technologies are advancing at a steady clip, and there’s no reason they must do so independently. The problem is that many technological fields don’t really take the environment into account when training students for the career path ahead of them.

November 8th

Top 5 Ways to Save Energy in the Office

For those that want to go sustainable within the office setting and save money, there are all kinds of options to reduce waste and pollution, adopt a circular production cycle (recycling) in lieu of the traditional linear path (that leads to the landfill), and of course, conserve resources. Here are just a few of the best options for saving on energy in your office.

November 2nd

White House Energy Datapalooza Live On Whitehouse.gov

Today, Whitehouse.gov and Energy.gov collaborated to showcase the White House Energy Datapalooza, an event aimed at highlighting innovators and entrepreneurs that use open energy data sourced from the government. The free open energy data is being used by professionals to create and build products, services, and apps that are shaping the future of how people use energy and understand […]

October 1st

Cleanweb Entrepreneurs: Get your Energy Data Fix at OpenEI's Town Hall Meeting September 10

OpenEI’s town hall meeting is a half-hour open forum for discussions on energy topics with NREL’s OpenEI team. Find out how your fellow researchers, students, teachers and energy professionals are using energy data, maps and tools.

This town hall will focus on how you can find and download data from related to Smartgrid.gov on OpenEI through the “Everything Bagel” view. John Lewis, Smartgrid.gov analyst, will lead the discussion and Q & A. The discussion is an open forum, so it may venture into how you can use the data on OpenEI, and what other assets may be available on OpenEI.

September 5th

OpenEI: Open Energy Information for Entrepreneurs, Scientists, and Community

Open Energy Information (OpenEI) is a knowledge sharing online community dedicated to connecting people with the latest information and data on energy resources from around the world. By providing access to energy-related information via geographic discovery, unique visualizations, and topic-oriented gateways, OpenEI can help you find the answers you need to make better, more informed decisions.

May 31st

Sustainable Growth a Key Issue at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012

“Creating Innovative Models for a Sustainable Future” was one of three thematic pillars of the seventh edition of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where business leaders agreed that more public-private partnerships (PPP) are key for a sustainable growth in Latin America, as well as sustainable transportation technologies. “There are common themes. PPPs, education…that’s […]

April 18th

A Greener Life Could Make You Richer

Money and the environment. You may think that one kind of green has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but that’s not entirely true. The very premise of greener living (and in your case, greener working) is to find a way to accomplish tasks more efficiently and to cut waste. Coincidentally, this is exactly the kind of thinking that could be saving you money as an entrepreneur.

January 30th

Vadxx Energy To Repurpose Plastics Into Fuel in Akron, OH

The City of Akron, Ohio recently announced a contract with Greenstar Recycling (a local recycling facility) for processing the recyclable material picked up at the curb.Greenstar Recycling is partnering with the City of Akron to increase recycling in Ohio’s fifth largest metropolitan area and will construct a “state-of-the-art” recycling facility within the corporate limits of Akron. But this is no ordinary curb-side recycling or facility. This facility will include innovative technology that converts recovered plastic into synthetic crude oil. These services will be provided jointly by local company Vadxx Energy, LLC, and Greenstar.

October 3rd

Sun Devils Live Up to Their Name: ASU is First Higher-Ed Campus With 10 MW Solar Capacity

The Sun Devils surely started the season right this year but in even better news, Arizona State University (ASU) has become the only higher education institution in the United States to have a solar-energy capacity exceeding 10 megawatts (MW). This is enough energy to power 2,500 Arizona homes and represents roughly 20 percent of ASU’s peak load, reducing the university’s carbon footprint between 5 to 10 percent.

September 7th