Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech

Cleantech analytics is moving ahead quickly. Stay tuned.

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/a-hot-trend-in-cleantech-startups-targeting-energy-data-and-analytics/

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/introducing-a-big-data-prediction-engine-for-the-power-grid/

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/capitalizing-on-the-data-of-cleantech

 

 

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Is gas and nuclear greener than renewables?

Interesting take on the green debate, not to be ignored but clearly a bit confused.  See Is Gas Greener by Robert Bryce in today’s NYT op-ed section, where he argues gas and nuclear greener than renewables because of the land use and steel requirements of wind and solar.

Bryce ignores that there is rapid innovation in wind and solar and that once they become more efficient, they will indeed be greener and will require less natural resources per megawatt.  The only way they can get there is if they reach momentum.  Government incentives contribute in this regard.

Also, tortoises aside, who is really, worried about solar panel farms in the Californian desert? Maybe we should space them out.  And, is a windmill or two such a problem along the coast? If scale increases, I am sure they can afford to hire Apple to design sweet looking ones.

That being said, finding the appropriate energy mix is the question all stakeholders, public and private, are grappling with at the moment. Oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables clearly all play a role.

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Californian Emissions Policy

Opposition to cap and trade, a regulatory tool for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, normally comes from the right end of the political spectrum, where it is derided as “cap and tax.” But in California it is the political left that has been most successful in challenging the effort, creating a legal speed bump of sorts that might even delay the nation’s first statewide cap-and-trade system, set to start on Jan. 1.

See NYT article

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Which US State has the Clean Energy Leadership?

 According to Clean Edge’s assessment and ranking of more than 70 different indicators in technology, policy, and capital, the top 10 states in the nation are California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont.   See full article 
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Interview w/Paulo Frankl, IEA, Head of Renewables

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSgT-PHKDKk

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Cleantech Venture Capital in 2015

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The next big thing in cleantech

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What’s next for cleantech? Sunil Paul, founding director of Spring Ventures, thinks it will be the “CleanWeb,” or technologies that leverage the capabilities of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies to address resource constraints. He’ll explain this idea in a talk at Green:Net 2011.

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