Stories for Oct. 1, 2008

SkyFuel’s VP of business development, Christopher Huntington, compares his solar startup’s strategy to the tortoise, in the old tortoise and the hare story. He says while many young solar thermal startups are racing to rush next-generation, unproven technologies to market, SkyFuel is working on dramatically lowering […] Read more »

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Google has taken such an enthusiastic role in investing and promoting clean energy that the search engine giant was the second most active cleantech venture investor during the third quarter, according to a report from the Cleantech Group. That’s in terms of number of deals; Google […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 30, 2008
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It is October and they are still playing Baseball in Boston and Chicago and L.A. and Philadelphia. Just not in New York, where even a combined payroll of $335 million doesn’t buy a playoff birth. The only team(s) more incompetent is in Washington DC, playing football […] Read more »

Even as the Senate plans to vote on the financial bailout on Wednesday and the credit crunch is starting to threaten many factors of the cleantech industry, investment in the cleantech sector hit yet another record during the third quarter of this year. According to the […] Read more »

Led by Germany and the UK, broadband subscriptions continue to grow faster in Europe than any other region in the world, trade group Broadband Forum said today, rising to almost 120 million out of the worldwide total of 380 million, in the second quarter. Read more »

Lignol and Weyerhaeuser Team for Cellulosic Products: Ethanol and biochemical producer Lignol is working with pulp and paper giant Weyerhaeuser on cellulose-based biochemicals. Weyerhaeuser has a separate JV with Chevron to develop cellulosic biofuels – Green Car Congress. South African Investment Firms Launches $48.6M Cleantech Fund: […] Read more »

From a blog post that launched a thousand rumors, comes confirmation that Adobe is, in fact, creating a way to bring Flash content to the iPhone. Here is an excerpt from their official statement during a recent “town hall”: “Upon a direct question from the audience, […] Read more »

Fortune has an article on an upcoming ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board where artists are proposing a 6 cent (66%) hike in the per-track royalties they receive for digital music retail sales. Needless to say, Apple is not happy with this situation and has indicated […] Read more »

[qi:004] Cable providers rate poorly on both customer service and pricing, but thanks to their speedy broadband service, they have so far managed to score more customers than the phone companies, according to a survey out today from research firm CFI Group. The survey, which quizzed […] Read more »

The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said today that it has received 19 responses to its request for information to electrify the city’s fleet. The responders include electric car players, like Better Place and ZAP, huge consultancies, like Booz Allen Hamilton, and a number of unknowns. Read more »

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