The Daily Sprout


Miasole CEO is Out, Funding In?: Thin film startup Miasole’s CEO Dave Pearce is being replaced by Joseph Laia, a veteran of the semiconductor chip equipment industry. Trouble in thin film land? The company is also reported to be raising more money — CNET

Euro Cash for Nanotech & Energy Efficiency: The European Commission approved 119 million euros ($165 million) of French Government aid to companies for research on nanotechnology and energy efficiency – Reuters UK

Commercial Cool: Solarsa is launching a technology for commercial businesses that uses the sun’s energy to heat and cool the facility and to heat its water –

Raising Efficiency Awareness in China: China’s upcoming National Science Popularization Day aims to raise awareness of energy efficiency among the public – People’s Daily Online

Banning the Bulb: A bill is on the table that requires light bulbs to be 300 percent more efficient by 2020 and that all 40-, 60-, 75- and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs be phased out by 2014 – Seattle Times.

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