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Google and Cisco Have Best 2013 Energy Records, Says Greenpeace

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The tech companies with the strongest recent records on energy are Google and Cisco, according to an annual ranking released by Greenpeace today. Greenpeace praised Google and SoftBank for their energy investments (Google has funded $1 billion in clean energy projects since 2010) and legislative advocacy. Cisco won praise for...
Google and Cisco Have Best 2013 Energy Records, Says Greenpeace
Charles River closes $375M to invest in mobile and software startups

Google invests $200m in Texas wind farm, ends 2012 with over $1 billion in renewable energy

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Google on Wednesday announced an approximately $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas that generates enough energy to power more than 60,000 average US homes. The company’s Treasury team actually struck the deal in late December, but because of the holiday season it delayed the news...
Google invests $200m in Texas wind farm, ends 2012 with over $1 billion in renewable energy

Google Invests $75M In Iowa Wind Farm, Bringing Its Total Green Energy Investments To Almost $1B

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Google just announced that it has invested $75 million in a 50 MW wind farm in Rippey, Iowa, a small town an hour outside of Des Moines. This is Google’s second wind energy investment in the state. In 2010, Google entered a long-term contract to buy green energy for its...
Google Invests $75M In Iowa Wind Farm, Bringing Its Total Green Energy Investments To Almost $1B

With New Partners, Google PowerMeter Becomes More than Just a Side Project

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Google PowerMeter is one of many Google side projects that don't often get a lot of attention, but PowerMeter is slowly growing to become a bit more than just a hobby for the search giant. Today, Google announced that it has partnered with Current Cost, the largest global supplier of...
With New Partners, Google PowerMeter Becomes More than Just a Side Project

Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

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Google today announced that it is investing $12 million in a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. This marks Google’s first renewable energy investment in Africa and its 12th overall renewable energy investment. Once it’s competed, Google says, the Jasper Power Project, which is situated in the Northern...
Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant

Obama starts unveiling his plans for climate change, clean energy

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President Obama called for stronger action on climate change and support of clean energy research during his State of the Union speech, and now he’s showing his cards for how he might carry that out. On Friday Obama is expected to propose funneling $2 billion worth of federal leases for...
Obama starts unveiling his plans for climate change, clean energy

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

INFOGRAPHIC: Timeline of Google’s Energy Projects http://wp.me/p51qG-eTd from @earth2tech

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INFOGRAPHIC: Timeline of Google’s Energy Projects http://wp.me/p51qG-eTd from @earth2tech

Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

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Google has announced its first ever renewable energies investment in Africa, putting $12m (103 million Rand) in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. Once it’s complete, the Jasper Power Project will be among the largest solar installations in Africa, and it could generate...
Google makes its first renewable energies investment in Africa: $12m in a 96 megawatt solar plant

Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech

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Suggesting that the U.S. could make fighting climate change a priority in his second term, President Barack Obama called out “the threat of climate change” and the need for a “transition” to “sustainable energy sources” during his speech at the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Obama said: “… America cannot resist this...
Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech

Why Zuckerberg's political group is playing both sides

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FWD.us, backed by clean-tech evangelists, is pushing dirty energy projects to push for immigration reform. Will the disruptive lobbying work? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Tory Newmyer"] FORTUNE -- The tech executives behind FWD.us, Silicon Valley's latest foray into political advocacy, have earned the ire of their friends and neighbors by embracing bare-knuckle...
Why Zuckerberg's political group is playing both sides
Greenlancer: disaggregating the construction industry via crowdsourcing and cloud technologies

Google, Cisco top the list of the greenest IT companies

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How do the heavy weights of the Internet and telecom stack up in terms of how green their technology, energy consumption and political advocacy are? On Tuesday night Greenpeace released its latest Cool IT leaderboard report, which ranks the world’s largest IT giants, and shows who’s making progress and who’s...
Google, Cisco top the list of the greenest IT companies
Cleantech, clean energy investments continue to drop

GreenLancer Raises $275k From Michigan Investors To Move Engineering To The Cloud

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Don’t be mistaken. GreenLancer, while seemingly just another consulting firm, is a technology company utilizing the cloud for ambitious engineering projects. Instead of hiring a technology firm to plan, say a solar power array, GreenLancer collects all the pertinent data and farms out the work to contractors through its propitiatory...
GreenLancer Raises $275k From Michigan Investors To Move Engineering To The Cloud

A wind investment deep in the heart of Texas

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In late December, while most of us were busy wrapping presents, our Treasury team was tying a bow on our most recent renewable energy deal: an approximately $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas that generates enough energy to power more than 60,000 average U.S. homes....
A wind investment deep in the heart of Texas

Reading - Civil-society groups vow to watch closely alternative-energy projects (@BusinessMirror) http://bit.ly/cfskAo

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Google backs Iowa wind farm, has put close to $1B into clean power

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Google is just $10 million dollars short of having invested $1 billion into clean power projects. On Thursday Google announced that it’s put another $75 million into a wind farm in Iowa, bringing its total funds invested in clean energy projects to $990 million. The Iowa wind farm — called...
Google backs Iowa wind farm, has put close to $1B into clean power
DOE funds 19 next-gen battery projects with $43M

Crowdsourcing the future in British Columbia

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How the wisdom of crowds can help reconnect the government with people in Canada's largest provinceThe recent Rio+20 Conference taught us again a lesson that we should have learned by now: big governments working with large corporations are incapable of delivering what matters most - healthy children, safe food, air...
Crowdsourcing the future in British Columbia
Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy, Starting With Its Own NC Data Center

The Google-backed clean energy projects around the world [map]

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Over the past at least six years Google has poured more than $1 billion into a Hoover’s Dam worth (2 GW) of clean energy projects, as well as funded a few early stage cleantech startups (and even acquired one recently). Earlier today, as part of its first clean power investment in Africa,...
The Google-backed clean energy projects around the world [map]
Energy Department's advanced energy agency ARPA-E attracts $450M in private funding

How crowdfunding could revolutionize solar

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If just one percent of retail investments in savings accounts, money markets and U.S Treasuries was put into crowdfunding of solar projects — that can provide a 5 to 9 percent return to the investor — then that would deliver more than $90 billion for the creation of clean energy...
How crowdfunding could revolutionize solar

Now that climate change is on the agenda, is it time to be scared of a Romney Presidency?

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In the US, Hurricane Sandy’s destructive power was largely focused on the East Coast. But it has also had a significant effect at the national level, especially because the country is getting ready to vote for a President. In short, it has thrust climate change back onto the political agenda....
Now that climate change is on the agenda, is it time to be scared of a Romney Presidency?
Google invests $200M in renewable energy with 161-megawatt Texas wind farm
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