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It’s been a long, hard year at Boing Boing TV (the Xeni Jardin-hosted online video show version of the blog Boing Boing) as the show creators figured out how to translate a blog into video. Jardin tells Liz that her most proud moments have been interviewing […] Read more »

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Google said this morning that it had joined Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG, formerly DRAM, the Demand Response and Advanced Metering Coalition), suggesting that the search engine giant is increasingly looking into managing energy information. The coalition also said this morning it has added […] Read more »

The show that’s bringing you backstage access to the future of Internet video is finally here! Yes, the second year of our own NewTeeVee Live event kicks off this morning, and we’re about to hear from web video gurus like Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, Netflix CEO […] Read more »

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T. Boone Pickens, the hedge fund manager with a plan to get the U.S. off of foreign oil, is stalling the financing of his massive wind farm due to the debt markets, Pickens tells us. Pickens says he was originally planning to finance his 4,000-MW wind […] Read more »

At the opening dinner for the Forbes Energy conference on Tuesday night in New York, three former secretaries discussed their opinions about necessary energy and climate change policy, and at least two of them were in strong agreement that a cap and trade system in the U.S. would be bad for business. Read more »

Flipswap, a cell phone recycling and trade-in web site, says this morning it is raising $14 million from NGEN Partners and RRE Ventures. The three year old site is one of several e-cycling services that have raised money in the last several months in order to expand and bring in more users. Read more »

At last week’s Web 2.0 Summit — the annual convention that has come to represent the new web boom –- a leading web industry journalist asked me if green technology was here to stay, or if it is just another fad that would die at the […] Read more »

Electric Power Research Institute is heading up research that will examine whether taking steam from solar thermal projects and adding them to conventional fossil fuel power plants can help reduce fuel costs and plant emissions. Read more »

Swedish electric utility Vattenfall said today that it has acquired what will be one of the largest offshore wind farm in Britain, the Thanet Offshore Wind project, for 35 million pounds ($55 million). Read more »

As part of a $40 million internal funding round that Tesla is raising from its original seven investors, Musk told the audience at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Friday afternoon that he will likely put down about half of that figure. Read more »

Former V-P and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore told an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Friday that we need to use the latest web tools to organize a social movement to help rescue the earth from climate change. Read more »

CarbonFlow has raised an additional $1 million in funding from @Ventures to develop its software to bring transparency and efficiency to the carbon markets. Technologies like this are sorely needed in the current carbon markets, which have been hampered by inefficiencies, a lack of transparency and are still sort of a Wild West stage at this point. Read more »

London-based oil giant BP has changed its renewable energy tune, moving its investments in wind to the more favorable U.S. onshore market, and dropping plans for wind developments in the UK, China, India and Turkey. Read more »

Two startups aiming to see utilities use public wireless networks, not proprietary ones, for smart grid deployments joined forces today. SmartSynch, a Jackson, Miss.-based company founded in 1998, said it has bought up Applied Mesh Technologies (or AppMesh), a two-year-old company based in Macon, Ga. The […] Read more »

The California green business competition, the California Clean Tech Open, which has churned out a series of quality cleantech startups over the past two years, announced its winners for 2008 on Thursday night. The 6 winners include sustainable diapers startup Over the Moon Diapers, electric car […] Read more »

A visual representation of your life’s energy consumption will probably make you feel pretty guilty — or, at least cognizant enough to make some changes in your behavior. That’s the idea behind Wattzon.com, a web site launched today by Saul Griffith, the co-founder of high altitude […] Read more »

Chinese thin-film solar developer ENN Solar is bringing in international funding for its first manufacturing plant. The International Finance Corp (IFC), which is part of the World Bank and invests in developing countries, announced yesterday that it will arrange for up to $136 million in financing […] Read more »

Range Fuels, a cellulosic ethanol producer racing to finish construction of a plant in Soperton, Ga., said this morning that it is bringing in David Aldous, a former Royal Dutch Shell exec, as its CEO. Former CEO Mitch Mandich, who was previously senior VP of worldwide […] Read more »

John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ high profile green venture capitalist, told attendees at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday that cleantech is what’s growing in Silicon Valley. Perhaps not what a room full of Internet entrepreneurs wanted to hear, but Doerr […] Read more »

While the financial turmoil has put a damper on some electric car companies’ plans, Mississauga, Ontario-based Electrovaya, which makes battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, has been making some notable moves lately. The company said yesterday it had signed three deals with vehicle and equipment […] Read more »

A world in which networks stream feature-length Hulu movies to laptops and virtual worlds to PCs requires a whole lot of power to run the servers, routers, desktop computers and other gear that make it all possible. The electricity used by servers alone doubled between 2000 […] Read more »

The eighth annual World Toilet Summit and Expo, which opens today in Macau, looks at how to provide affordable, environmentally friendly and basic access to sanitation. Forty percent of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — do not have access to a hygienic toilet, according […] Read more »

The big day is finally here, folks! You can have your say in how the federal and local governments will deal with clean energy, alternative transportation, getting the U.S. off foreign oil and fighting climate change. Obviously there’s the historic presidential election, but there are also […] Read more »

Solar’s got a few dark secrets: Sometimes toxic materials are used in panels and sometimes chemicals get dumped in the manufacturing process. But what’s the real dirty secret? According to OCS Energy, a startup based in Petaluma, Calif., it’s actually, well, dirt — and tree sap, […] Read more »

When SolFocus execs aren’t hobnobbing with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, it looks like they’ve been hard at work signing deals in Europe. On Monday morning the startup announced that it has signed a $103 million (€80M) agreement with EMPE Solar to install more than […] Read more »

Last week, Elon Musk, the CEO and Chairman of electric vehicle maker Tesla, revealed that the company only had $9 million in the bank and was looking to raise a more than $20 million internal round from existing investors. This turn of events came after the […] Read more »

A little over a week after Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk said that the company had pulled back from raising a $100 million round because of the credit crunch, Musk tells Reuters (and Tesla confirmed with us this morning) that the electric car maker plans […] Read more »

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