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Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

Seven creative ways to teach your kids about eco-living

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.1 million jobs in the United States w...

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

$50 million A.D.B. loan to develop Indonesia’s geothermal potential

The Asian Development Bank will provide Indonesia a loan of up to $50 million to...

Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola completes its first three renewable energy projects in South Africa

Iberdrola has completed two wind farms and a photovoltaic power plant in South A...

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish president appointed as special envoy for climate change

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has been appointed by United Nations Secret...

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

Business

Technology

From used to useful – cigarette butts used to store energy

From used to useful – cigarette butts used to store energy

Monday, 18 August 2014

Used cigarette butts could go from unsightly trash to key materials for the next generation of energy storage devices. It’s estimated that as many as ...

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Politics

Living Green

Eco-friendly ways to decorate your home

Eco-friendly ways to decorate your home

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

When it comes to renovating a room or giving the whole house a makeover there are some steps you can take to ensure that it doesn’t have as big an imp...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Asia Pacific region to see more P.E.V.s by 2018 – Navigant Research

Asia Pacific region to see more P.E.V.s by 2018 – Navigant Research

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Asia Pacific region will surpass North America as the largest market for plug-in electric vehicles by 2018, finds a report from Navigant Research....

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Venture capital in ‘cleantech’ down by 4.5 percent last year

Venture capital investment in "cleantech" companies in the United States reached $4.9 billion in 2011, 4.5 percent down compared with investments in 2010, according to Ernst & Young L.L.P.

The category refers to activities in alternative fuels, energy generation and storage, energy efficiency, water, environment and "industry focused products and services" in agriculture, construction, and other sectors. Natural gas is included in alternative fuels.

By region, California continued to lead investment with $2.8 billion, putting in $629.5 million through 26 deals in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone. Coming next are Massachusetts with $465.1 million and Colorado with $363.3 million.

A total of $688.3 million was raised through five I.P.O.'s in 2011, from three in 2010. Three of the newly listed companies came from the biofuels sector - Solazyme, Gevo and Kior. Rentech Inc., a Los Angeles-based clean energy solutions company, and San Jose-based Intermolecular Inc., a semiconductor R and D firm, raised $136.8 million and $96.5 million, respectively.

"Cleantech is still in the early stages of a long-term journey," said Jay Spencer, Ernst & Young's Cleantech director for the Americas.

Ernst & Young used data from Dow Jones VentureSource. – EcoSeed Staff



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