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Climate change is happening, affecting all areas of the globe – I.P.C.C.

Climate change is happening, affecting all areas of the globe – I.P.C.C.

The effect of climate change is already being felt worldwide, according the Inte...

Hong Kong extends its registration tax exemption for E.V.s

Hong Kong extends its registration tax exemption for E.V.s

Hong Kong has passed a resolution that will extend its first registration tax ex...

Make a green choice by purchasing eco-clothing for your kids

Make a green choice by purchasing eco-clothing for your kids

There are several benefits of organic kid’s clothing. As people are becoming env...

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary, which is a body of water that l...

Norway to invest in renewable energy

Norway to invest in renewable energy

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced that the country’s governmen...

Solenergy taps Philippines’ solar power potential

Solenergy taps Philippines’ solar power potential

Solar power system design and installation company Solenergy Systems Inc. has be...

Large numbers of countries have climate change plans in place – U.N.

Large numbers of countries have climate change plans in place – U.N.

A large number of countries already have legislation governing climate mitigatio...

Business

Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

Monday, 07 April 2014

There’s a choking, Beijingian smog hanging over Parisian skies. Warm, still conditions have caused car fumes and chemicals to collect above the city a...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Stop harming the environment by making your garden more eco-friendly in 5 easy steps

Stop harming the environment by making your garden more eco-friendly in 5 easy steps

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

A garden should mimic nature and that means making it as eco-friendly as possible. Walk into most gardens in the United State and you'll see it's cert...

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Renewables

CSUN, PV-Systems to cooperate for 15 MW of solar projects in Turkey

CSUN, PV-Systems to cooperate for 15 MW of solar projects in Turkey

Monday, 14 April 2014

CSUN will be providing 15 megawatts of solar power panels for projects in Turkey. The solar company announced that it has signed a framework agreement...

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Low-Carbon

Green Benefits Related With Credit Card Uses

Green Benefits Related With Credit Card Uses

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

It is an inevitable truth that the use credit card companies are going through a field of competitiveness, as they are cropping up with some of the la...

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Opinion

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary, which is a body of water that links rivers to the sea and acts as a bridge between freshwater and sal...

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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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