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5 Cleantech Firms That Could Go Public in 2014

An IPO or acquisition is the promised land for VC-funded startups — but those have been rare cleantech events over the last few years. The fact is that most cleantech companies require a longer time frame, a bigger budget, and a different set of investor skills than do IT software startups. Will we see any […]

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Green Business Ideas: Biodiesel Cooperative

With the growing interest in alternative fuels, one possible green business idea that combines recycling of resources with a product that is constantly in need (fuel) is a biodiesel cooperative or biodiesel processing facility. 1. What is a biodiesel co-op? Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly (renewable), typically domestically produced, and healthier alternative to traditional diesel […]

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Facts and Myths Behind SolarCity’s 331% Rise

Though rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installations totaled just 60 megawatts (MW) in its recent quarter, SolarCity (SCTY) commands a market cap exceeding that of established, utility-scale PV leaders like Canadian Solar (CSIQ) and SunPower (SPWR). Despite its rich valuation, the San Mateo, California-based solar developer has started to successfully execute on a business model that […]

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USGBC Commends President Obama’s Memorandum to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in Building Facilities and Operations

President Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, more than double the current level. — Full story at RealEstateRama —

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Honeywell’s UOP Facility in Hawaii to Convert Biomass to Green Fuels $HON

Demonstration facility, backed by a $25 million U.S. Department of Energy award, will showcase biomass to fuel technology and provide new “green” jobs for Hawaii UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that it has begun construction in Hawaii of a biofuels demonstration unit that will convert forest residuals, algae and other cellulosic biomass into […]

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Neste Oil Expands its Renewable Raw Material Base

Neste Oil will expand the raw material base used to produce NExBTL renewable fuel with jatropha and camelina oils. By introducing these new raw materials in its feedstock base, Neste Oil increases the proportion of non-food materials and raw materials that can be grown on cultivation areas less suited for food plants in its raw […]

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Skanska Invests in New Wind Farm, One of the Largest in Sweden

Sweden — Skanska (STO:SKAB) Infrastructure Development, wind farm developer O2 and Jämtkraft are making a joint investment in a project-financed wind farm for a total cost of around SEK 1.1 billion. Skanska’s holding amounts to 50 percent; the other parties own 25 percent each. The construction contract will be included in order bookings for the […]

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Google to finance 10,000 rooftop solar systems for US homeowners

Full Story at: greener ideal

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GT Solar Completes Expansion of its Sapphire Manufacturing Facility

State-of-the-art plant ramps to production in less than eight months.

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Ethanol Industry Is Unruffled by Senate Vote Against Tax Breaks

Full Story at: The New York Times

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