2015

Can Tech Solve Climate Change?

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Yes, it’s possible to make money and save the world from climate disaster. By Elena Lucas. All eyes are on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. But what if solving the global climate crisis wasn’t about political willpower or technical know-how?

The Spherical Sun Power Generator

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power German Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology will combine spherical geometry principles with a dual axis tracking system, allowing […]. Energy Inventions Future Technology Solar Power future

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Pioneering Waste-Reusing Plastic Roads

EcoGeek

A new way of building roads with recycled plastic is being developed by Dutch company KWS Infra. As a resident of Michigan, where the combination of hard northern winters and a legislature that refuses to do its job have led to a statewide condition with many roads in embarrassingly bad shape , this hits close to home. The plastic roads are claimed to offer a number of advantages that make this a potentially revolutionary technology.

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Living Green Technology Purchases Excess Telecom/IT Equipment

Living Green Technology

We buy your used/excess telecom and IT equipment. We pay cash for your telecom and used computer/IT equipment of all makes and models. TelecomVoIPServersNetworking EquipmentDesktops (PC and MAC)Laptops (PC and MAC)Video Conferencing EquipmentStorage Have unopened software? We will buy it! Please email info@livinggreentechnology.org or call 253.709.3722 with a list of equipment for sale and we will give you a quick cash offer

A year of editing at The Conversation

Martin LaMonica

2015, the year that was: environment and energy. Martin LaMonica , The Conversation. As we approach 2016, we look back at the big – even world-changing – stories of The Conversation’s environment and energy coverage this year. The biggest story of 2105 from the environment and energy desk is a clear choice but, paradoxically, its impact is still murky.

UtilityAPI Awarded $760k Grant from Department of Energy

Better Ventures

We are thrilled to announce that Better Ventures Fund II portfolio company UtilityAPI has been selected to receive a $760,000 grant from the US Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. The program, which was designed to address the challenges to ubiquitous, affordable solar energy deployment , is highly competitive with hundreds of companies applying for a small number of funding slots.

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Enough With The Doom And Gloom: Fighting Climate Change Promotes Prosperity

The Angry Clean Energy Guy

Enough With The Doom And Gloom: Fighting Climate Change Promotes Prosperity The coverage of climate change and the rhetoric around it are wearing me down. On Saturday 18 April, President Obama declared during his weekly address that there is “ no greater threat ” than climate change. “ 7 Scary Facts About Climate Change ” shouted the MSNBC network a few days before.

Energy, Pollution, and Human Beings: The True Cost of Fast Fashion

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Maria Ava. With the holiday shopping season upon us, there’s no better time to consider your fashion choices — and the impact they have on people and planet. Maria Ramos sheds light on this in her review of a new film that takes a close look at the fashion industry.

2nd Annual WCS Talks Exceeds Expectations

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Rosana Francescato. If you’ve attended many cleantech events, you’re probably familiar with this scene: a panel of men, with maybe a token woman thrown in — maybe not — addresses an audience of mostly men.

Prepare for a Day of Boundless Inspiration at 2nd Annual WCS Talks

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Rosana Francescato. Where can you learn about, and be inspired by, the many cleantech and sustainability solutions happening all around us — and the women making them happen? At WCS Talks 2015.

Are Women Breaking the Solar Glass Ceiling?

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Rosana Francescato. You can’t go to a major solar conference without hearing about women in solar. It was a recurring theme at Solar Power International this year. So, what’s the buzz? The issue.

A Climate Change Fashion Show and Tell

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Paricha Duangtaweesub. Palo Alto Grand Opening of Apocalypse Project. Catherine Sarah Young believes in the power of experiences and the impact of sharing them. “If

Top Cleantech Women to Follow on Twitter

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

When you think of women in cleantech these days, quite a few come to mind. We’d venture to guess that most of them are on Twitter.

Luminalt’s Jeanine Cotter: How Solar Loses Without a Diverse Workforce

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Rachel Barron This article originally appeared on SolarEnergy.net , and is reprinted with permission Jeanine Cotter, CEO of solar installation company Luminalt, has witnessed profound resiliency.

Today’s Outlook for Women in Cleantech

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

By Maria Ava. Despite all the advances women have made in the world, we’re still underrepresented in tech. Cleantech is no exception. Why is this happening, and what can we do about it? Perhaps it starts when we’re younger and are taught that science and technology are exclusively for boys.

Sign the #NationWISE Pledge for Women in Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Rosana Francescato. Have you signed the pledge yet? Don’t know what I’m talking about? What the pledge is all about It’s simple: The #NationWISE Pledge , from Women in Solar Energy (WISE), aims to foster a strong female workforce for clean energy.

How to Kick Coal Out of Your Portfolio

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Rosana Francescato Have you been watching the trend of institutions and cities divesting from coal? Are you wondering how you can get in on the action? As it turns out, it’s not that hard for any of us to divest.

#NationWISE 14-City Event Kicks off Actions to Support Women in Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Guest Contributor By Elizabeth Galusha Women in Solar Energy (WISE) hosted a #NationWISE Multi-City Roundtable in 14 cities on February 24, 2015. The mission of WISE is to advance women in all aspects of the solar energy industry. Currently, women account for 21.6%

How Erica Mackie Leads Grid Alternatives’ Push for Low-Income Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

What Does It Take to Successfully Implement Corporate Sustainability?

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Guest Contributor By Saskia Juretzek Sustainable development is becoming more and more an integral part of our daily life, and more companies are willing to incorporate sustainability into their daily business.

Start Small: How I Went from Junior Analyst to Startup CEO in One Year

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Elena Foukes Lucas. One year ago, I was the lowest-level analyst at a Fortune 200 company. Now, I’m a co-founder and CEO. Two catalysts began my year-long path to entrepreneurship: Kate Purmal and Sheryl Sandberg. Working at the Fortune 200 company was my first full-time job.

Bernadette Del Chiaro Wants to Make California Solar a Force of Nature

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Posted by Guest Contributor By Rachel Barron This article originally appeared on SolarEnergy.net , and is reprinted with permission. It’s no secret that California is king when it comes to the U.S. solar industry.

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Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be Installed in Paris

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Wind Power | Wind Turbines A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The company’s founder, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière came up with the idea while in a Paris square, when he “saw the leaves tremble when there was not a breath of air.” ” He hopes the trees can be […]. Energy Inventions Wind Power Wind Turbines wind

Meet the ELF: A Pedal-Powered, Solar-Electric Hybrid

Alternative Energy News

Pedal Power | Solar Power | Transportation Described as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet”, The ELF is a solar and pedal-powered hybrid tricycle hand-built in the United States by Organic Transit. It is available in one, two and three seater models, and according to their website it gets the equivalent of 1800 miles per gallon! It is legally considered a […]. Pedal Power Solar Power Transportation human

Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?

Alternative Energy News

Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Since 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and tailing ponds, and hydro electric dam reservoirs. This simple and affordable alternative […]. Hydro Power Photovoltaic Cells Solar Power solar

3D Printed Solar Energy Trees

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power How would nature do it? Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland may be discovering the answer, thanks to advancing solar and 3D printing technologies. They have developed some very decorative prototypes of what they are calling “energy harvesting trees” The tiny leaves generate and store solar energy and can be used to […].

Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power Since 2008, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) has been working hard to develop technologies to transmit electricity wirelessly. The goal of the Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS), is to be able to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels by 2030. On March 12th, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) successfully conducted a ground demonstration test of […]. Energy Inventions Future Technology Solar Power future

The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House

Alternative Energy News

Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, allowing for efficient lighting and beautiful […].

Goodyear Releases Electricity-Generating Tire Concept

Alternative Energy News

Electric Cars | Future Technology | Transportation We’ve been getting a lot of positive news about electric cars recently. This week at the Geneva International Auto Show, Goodyear unveiled a new concept tire called the BH03. While we don’t know why it is called that, we do know that Goodyear’s new tire looks radical and could potentially generate electricity for electric cars […]. Electric Cars Future Technology Transportation electric cars

France Passes Green Rooftop Law

Alternative Energy News

Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar Power France keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have a huge environmental impact in urban centers. Every new commercial building in France must meet a new building requirement; the roof must be at least […]. Energy Politics Environment and Sustainability Solar Power environment

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