Green Business

Early Stage Cleantech Venture and the Next Billion Dollar Businesses

Early Stage Cleantech Venture and the Next Billion Dollar Businesses

Looks at how cleantech has the potential to produce the next billion dollar companies and become the engine of growth for the US; and goes on to look at how the entrepreneurial ecosystem can be encouraged, especially in the critical early stage phase.

Advanced Hydropower Gets New Funding from DOE and Interior Departments

Advanced Hydropower Gets New Funding from DOE and Interior Departments

Reports on new funding by the DOE and the Department of Interior for various advanced hydro projects, including sustainable run of the river hydro and pumped storage as well. The announced $17 million in funding over the next three years is targeted for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology.

Watts Up: Does Virtualization Really Save Energy?

Watts Up: Does Virtualization Really Save Energy?

Lays out the case for how using virtualization can save very significant amounts of energy, especially in large data centers. Breaks down resource requirements in terms of RAM, storage and ultimately cooling for a stand alone server configuration and a comparable virtualization configuration and builds a case for why and how virtualization can significantly reduce energy usage requirements for data centers.

Renewables Give Us More Power Than Nuclear

Renewables Give Us More Power Than Nuclear

Discusses the recent news that renewable energy (including hydro as well) now supplies more electricity to the US grid than does nuclear power. The post then goes on to list some large solar and wind projects in advanced stages of the development pipeline as a reason for being optimistic that the solar and wind side of the renewables is rapidly growing in scale.

The Missing Grid Connected Energy Storage Strategy

The Missing Grid Connected Energy Storage Strategy

Examines the case for government leadership in promoting the development of distributed grid connected energy storage, arguing that government leadership is necessary in order to kick start this very important component of the robust electric energy infrastructure that is in our nations best interest. The author also argues that doing so will bring down electric vehicle battery costs and help promote EV adoption rates, which are inhibited by high unit costs driven by battery prices.

5 Green Twitter Memes You Should be Using To Get More Followers

5 Green Twitter Memes You Should be Using To Get More Followers

This is the follow up to our previous post The Ultimate Green Twitter Hashtag List: Build Your Online Green Twitter Following – 150+Green Hashtags. This post introduces you to daily Twitter memes and explain how they work to build you followers, provide you with an overview of how they were started and strategies for getting the most from green Twitter memes. The post includes a list of the of most prominent green twitter memes and and additional list of other related memes.

Storing Wind Energy as Hydrogen

Storing Wind Energy as Hydrogen

Makes the case for coupling hydrogen production with wind farms in order to deliver more dispatchable power; lessen the need for transmission capacity; as well as other important bottom line benefits.