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Key steps for successful renewable-energy permitting

Developers of renewable-energy projects spend more time obtaining permits than building power facilities. They can take several steps that will greatly increase their chances of securing all the necessary permits and approvals. In doing so they will more likely navigate successfully through the thicket of nonuniform regulations, jurisdictions, and even lawsuits that await them.

A push for cheaper, safer natural gas cars

President Obama wants more natural gas development, and with it he wants to see more natural gas powered cars on American streets. He announced Thursday a $30 million R&D fund to develop technologies that will make natural gas cars cheaper and safer to drive and refuel.

Chesapeake launches clean energy tech fund

Corporations are some of the few types of investors still pursuing new opportunities in greentech investing. Here’s the latest: natural gas company Chesapeake Energy announced on Monday that it plans to invest up to $1 billion into technologies that can use natural gas instead of oil.

What’s Next for Next Autoworks (Formerly V-Vehicle)?

The road hasn’t been easy for Next Autoworks (formerly V-Vehicle), which is backed by Google Ventures, T. Boone Pickens, and Kleiner Perkins. But the way forward has grown even rockier as legislators consider a proposal to shuffle around funds set aside for Next Autoworks’ project.

Video: T. Boone Pickens on The Daily Show, Again

T. Boone Pickens — BP Capital founder, and creator of the Pickens Plan — hit The Daily Show for the second time in as many years last night, and discusses how Obama’s pledge to reduce oil use from the Middle East hasn’t moved forward.

Natural Gas: Cheap and Chic In Climate Talks

As countries gather in Cancun, Mexico to figure out a coherent plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, you can bet that natural gas will get plenty of attention. A study says 40 percent of the U.S.’s electricity could come from natural gas by 2035.

The DOE Gives Natural Gas Car Some Love

The DOE has joined the small group of supporters — led by T. Boone Pickens and Honda — of the natural gas car. DOE Secretary Steven Chu announced a $50 million loan for The Vehicle Production Group, which will use the funds to make a 6-passenger natural gas car.

V-Vehicle 2.0: New Name, New CEO

It’s a new day for V-Vehicle, an auto startup with ambitions to produce low-cost efficient cars. The company has just taken two steps common among startups whose investors are unhappy and pushing for a restart: a new name — Next Autoworks Co. — and a new CEO.

Further Proof Apple TV Apps Are Coming

A tear-down of the new Apple TV reveals that the device loads a whopping 8 GB of Flash memory. Wait, didn’t Steve Jobs tell us that we won’t download any movies to the device? That’s because he wants to keep those 8 GB for apps.

Quarterly Wrap-up

Green IT Overview, Q2 2010

Federal economic stimulus led the U.S. Department of Energy to boost greentech funding to $1.75 billion in the second quarter — the most in a single quarter. This accelerated the disbursement of funds to a total of $4.85 billion at the end of June, according to Mercom Capital Group.

Weekend Poll: Battle of the Boxes Edition

Apple is going to offer $0.99 TV show rentals for its revamped Apple TV, Google is betting on integrating a search bar with your cable content and Boxee has alsways had a really slick UI. So which box are you going to buy this fall?

Lady Gaga’s Alejandro Premieres on Vevo

The newest music video by pop music sensation/possible crazy person Lady Gaga is a darker spin on her signature “out there” style. While free of product placement (as well as eyeliner) it’s getting a perfectly-executed premiere courtesy of Vevo and YouTube.

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Bob Lutz is Back, Now What?: In bringing Bob Lutz back into the company (his retirement was announced a few months ago),…

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SunPower, Xcel Team Up in Colorado: Xcel Energy and SunPower Corp. announced plans today to build a 17-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant…

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Pickens Plan, Redux: T. Boone says “the wind stuff is deader than hell right now,” but promises to push on with his…

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New Fuel Cell Swaps in a Cheap Nickel Catalyst for Platinum: Researchers in China have developed a membrane material that allows cheaper…

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Pickens’ Army Now 1 Million Strong: T. Boone Pickens has marshaled a million Americans in support of the wind and natural gas-powered…

Kineto Gets $15.5M for Femtocell Push

Kineto Wireless said today it has raised $15.5 million in additional capital, including funding from Motorola as part of a broader commercial relationship with the company’s home & networks mobility business.

Hulu Adds HD

Online video distribution startup Hulu has added high-definition content, one of the first tests of the new Adobe Flash Player that was…

NTV Live Panel: Search Face Off

Finding what you’re looking for, or what you aren’t. Moderator: Liz Gannes, NewTeeVee Speakers: Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon; Mary Hodder, Dabble; Adam Singolda,…

Discover More Menubar Goodies

As I believe is useful from time to time, LifeHacker is calling for your menubar submissions. Take a screenshot of your menubar,…

Boingo goes flat. And that's good

Looks like common sense is finally prevailing in the for-fee Wi-Fi business. Boingo Wireless, a Wi-Fi aggregator is launching a flat rate…

Blow-by-Blow: The First Fundraising

_*This article launches our Founder’s Diary, where a founder retells an experience with a challenge or task ‘blow by (agonizing) blow.’*_ *The…

What’s New on GigaNET

Web Worker Daily: Do you need to write a business plan? NewTeeVee: Tracking Kyte.TV’s Personal Channels NewTeeVee: Clipmarks adds video saving, sharing…

Amazon UnBoxed

Erick Schonfeld over at Business 2.0 Blog has been busy digging up the details on Amazon’s new UnBox movie download service. The…

Singapore goes FTTP

Singapore government has given a blessing on a new fiber to the home broadband network that will compete with current incumbents SingTel…

Intel Macs Going Into Production?

Quanta and Asustek will be the main manufacturers of Apple’s Intel based laptops, according to a news report in EMSnow. Apparently, the…

Out of Sync

Carlo Longino: Trials and tribulations of mobile phone syncing

The Blue Light Special

All of you know I have been going through hard drives like nobody’s business. With nearly a terabyte of storage floating around…

The Google Non-Story

What do you do if there is no big story at a trade show? Well, you focus on Google team which has…

The Alpha Bloggers

MSNBC has an article about the "Alpha Bloggers" and the impact they have on not just blogging but on mainstream events.  The…

Logitech and Skype Deal

Lost in all the holiday cheer was the news that Logitech and Skype are going to be co-marketing each others products and…

Attention headhunters

If all corporations take Rice University’s advise, then you all will be looking for new gigs. In a recent study they found…

HP, Mitel team-up for VoIP

IT Observer: HP ProCurve networking unit and IP communications vendor Mitel Networks this week expanded their partnership to offer converged IP solutions.…

Cisco’s Q1, not A-1

Light Reading: Cisco did drop some glum notes during the call. The book-to-bill ratio for Cisco’s first quarter was less than 1.0,…

WiMAX Confusions?

Marc Goldberg, a partner at Occam Capital in France has been exploring a lot of deals in the WiMAX space, and be…

GigaOM in Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal picked up my post on “dark side of outsourcing” this morning and has carried a synopsis in their Work…