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Cleantech-Focused Innovation Organizations: More Money, More Resources, Faster Time To Market

May 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Energy innovation is both time- and capital-intensive and heavily regulated. Because investors tend to be risk-averse when it comes to technological development, cleantech startups face a broad array of challenges that can impede their technology from making it to the marketplace. According to one prominent venture capitalist in the energy space, “If I have to put in $30 million to find out if the technology will work, it’s a no-go.”


State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet


Energy Resilience In The Roaring Fork Valley

May 21st, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

On the evening of July 3, 2018, a wildfire broke out a half mile from the Rocky Mountain Institute office in Basalt, Colorado, in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. This fire—dubbed the Lake Christine Fire—spread to engulf more than 12,500 acres and came within minutes of shutting down power to the upper Roaring Fork Valley


How India Is Solving Its Cooling Challenge

May 20th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Today, 40% of the world’s population resides within the hot tropical regions, where many of whom are exposed to potentially life-threatening temperatures for at least 20 days a year. Approximately 12,000 people die around the world annually due to heatwaves, and as our planet warms, these temperature surges are becoming more intense. Extreme heat often affects the most vulnerable populations, leaving them at risk. The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2050, more than 255,000 people could be killed annually from extreme heat waves


RBS & Landsec Become World’s First Members Of RE100, EV100, & EP100

April 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

British companies RBS (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland) and Landsec have this week increased their corporate climate leadership positions, becoming the world's first companies to become members of all three corporate leadership initiatives of The Climate Group --- RE100, EV100, and


Dear Elon, I Have An Idea For Autopilot

April 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

What follows is a letter about an idea I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years that could both reduce the impact of electric vehicles and make them go longer (both in terms of range and longevity)



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