The Daily Sprout


AES, Riverstone Make $1B Solar Entry: Virginia-based power company AES and New York private equity firm Riverstone are each putting $500 million into the new joint venture, called AES Solar, which will be an owner, operator and developer of utility-scale photovoltaic power projects – Cleantech Media.

Clinton Waffles on Coal Mountaintop Removal: Speaking on West Virginian public radio, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton offered a disappointingly vague and uniformed take on coal in a state that has been environmentally and economically ravaged by king coal – Grist.

Jargon Watch: “Smartlets” = Power Plug: Partners Richard Lowenthal, CEO of California-based Coulomb Technologies, and Praveen Mandal will pitch the idea of parking meteresque charging stations for EVs and PHEVs to the Plug-In Car show in San Jose – Autoblog Green.

Four Easy Steps to Build Your Cleantech Startup: Carbon Trust CEO Tom Delay, formerly of Shell, offers four key steps for building a successful cleantech startup that will transform the world to a low-carbon economy – Times Online.

Ireland Seeks to Tap Waves for 500MW by 2020: The tumultuous seas around the the green isle could prove to be an energetic resource and now the government, universities and increasingly entrepreneurs are working to collect energy from the waves off the Irish coast – CNet News.

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