GreenTech

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into clea

BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.

Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S. The company is on a mission to make all fresh f

NASA funds long shots aiming to make electric and eco-friendly aircraft

One of these days we're going to see aircraft go electric, just as cars are — but not for a while. In the meantime, we can't slack off when it comes to the research that will make it possible. NASA

‘Solar Voyager’ autonomous boat looks to make history in sun-powered journey across the Atlantic

About 200 miles due east of Boston, a robotic boat is putting along at a walking pace on what could be an historic journey across the entire Atlantic. "Solar Voyager," built by two friends in their sp

Tech and policy can make Bill Gates’ ‘energy miracle’ a reality

With icons like Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates using their powerful brands and personal convictions to turn the world’s focus toward the crisis of climate change and the long-lever arm of energy e

Gogoro Will Sell Smartscooters For The First Time In Taiwan This Summer

Gogoro, the startup whose battery-powered scooters were one of the highlights of CES in January, announced today that the bikes will go on sale for the first time this summer starting in Taiwan, where

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a hous

Valor Water Analytics Helps Water Utilities Stay Afloat As Customers Conserve

As more Americans become aware of the need to conserve water for environmental reasons, or due to drought-related water use restrictions, the water utilities have found themselves struggling to stay f

With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide

You know those mobile devices that everyone keeps raving about? Turns out it's a huge business. Shocker, I know. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/25/global-mobile-phone-shipmen

Marc Andreessen Champions Innovation Through Trial and Error, And Error, And Pets.com

This evening at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/14/andreessen-horowitz-isnt-selling-facebook/">Andreessen Horowitz</a>'s offices in Menlo Park, founding partner Marc Andreessen sat down w

Better Place Board Quietly Removes CEO Shai Agassi, Places Evan Thornley At Helm

The board of switchable battery makers Better Place have quietly removed CEO Shai Agassi and replaced him with Better Place Australia CEO <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Tho

Department Of Veterans Affairs Uses SaaS To Go Green

Defining an energy efficiency strategy can be challenging for big organizations with multiple large buildings. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it has installed energy analysis

Evive Launches With $2M From Angels To Help Cure Our Addiction To Bottled Water

Let's be honest: Whether or not you've recently hugged a tree, buying branded tap water in a plastic bottle for $1.50+ a pop seems ... well ... completely #$%^&-ing ridiculous -- unless of course

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Takes The Guesswork Out Of Container Gardening

Houseplants can be hard to care for, even when watered regularly on a sunny windowsill. A new device from Swiss startup <a href="http://www.koubachi.com">Koubachi</a> takes the guesswork out of plant

Apple’s “Project Dolphin” Green Energy Facility In North Carolina Among Nation’s Biggest

Word got around way back in the middle of 2010 that Apple was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/07/20/apple-data-center/">building a monster data center </a>near Maiden, <del>South</del> North

Greenstart Tightens Focus, Goes After “Sexy” Cleantech Startups

<a href="http://greenstart.com/">Greenstart</a>, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator dedicated to the cleantech industry - and more importantly, to making it "sexy" enough to attract investors

New Hybrid Solar Cells Harness More Of The Sun’s Light Spectrum

Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have found a way to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by as much as 25% through harnessing more of the sun's spectrum than most tradition

White House Pushes Green Button To Liberate Your Energy Data

The future of easy home energy monitoring may be a little bit closer, thanks to a government initiative designed to allow consumers direct access to their energy consumption data. The White House's

Algorithms/Data vs. Analysts/Reports: Fight!

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Kite-Like Turbines Harness Wind Power At Altitude

Flying a kite to produce power may conjure up images of Ben Franklin, who sought to prove lightning was electric. Makani Power releases turbine blades into the air, seeking to harness wind energy at h
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