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Looks like GM is planning to compete even more directly with Nissan’s all-electric LEAF. According to reports, GM is supposed to announce on Wednesday that it will start selling an all-electric city car, designed for urban markets in the U.S. and based on its minicar Spark. Read more »

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Startup WeatherBill has built a business around offering farmers financial protection against weather, but the underlying goal of the company has always been to help companies adapt to a changing climate, the company’s CEO and Co-Founder David Friedberg told me. Read more »


The third quarter’s numbers are out from the Green IT section of GigaOM’s research subscription service GigaOM Pro. Solar is struggling, while IT-based systems like car sharing are soaring. Dig into the details with us. Read more »

Networked Lighting: LEDs Via Communication Cables

In the cleantech and utility worlds, it’s called “the smart grid” and “energy efficiency.” In the broader tech realm, it’s called the “Internet of Things.” Let’s bring these two ideas together, because the Internet of Things will play a crucial role in making systems more efficient. Read more »

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Follow physics Professor Tom Murphy as he takes you through some of the metrics, and fun-house mirror, of sustainability, efficient use of natural resources and population growth. Read more »

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According to a report by the watchdog group The Energy Saving Trust, U.K. households’ increasing gadget addiction is leading to rising energy consumption in homes, and that could mean that the country doesn’t meet its national carbon emissions reduction targets for reducing household energy consumption. Read more »

Kleiner Partner Ray Lane receives the keys for his Fisker Karma.

Electric car startup Fisker Automotive is raising another $150 million in equity, and has closed on $25 million of that round. Before this round, Fisker had already raised $1.1 billion in equity, loans and grants. Read more »


Amidst a lot of the doom and gloom at a clean power financing conference this week, there was a bright spot for entrepreneurs and investors building: mergers and acquisitions have been good in 2011. Here are some myths and tips for selling a greentech firm: Read more »

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