Cleantech

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State support
Cleantech startups eCurv and Powerhouse Dynamics attract funding from Mass. Clean Energy Center
John Stahl, Edison Almeida, and John Lawton of eCurv, which helps companies curb peak energy demand.
The state-backed Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has just made its first new investments in roughly a year, putting a total of $900,000 into cleantech startups eCurv and Powerhouse Dynamics. Both investments are part of larger funding rounds led by private venture capital firms. Read More
embue's debut
Embue launched a Kickstarter campaign – Here's what else you should know about them
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They’ve raised over a million dollars in government grants, worked with City Hall to make Boston homes more sustainable, and helped found what has since become the city’s coolest startup incubator. And now, after five years under the radar, Embue is finally making its public debut – with a Kickstarter campaign. Here’s what you should know about this dark horse of the "connected home" space. Read More
Sustaining the conversation
IERG forum brings global perspectives on sustainability, energy
photo courtesy IERG Boston
By Paula Garcia Every April, the IERG (International Executives Resources Group) Boston has an event focusing on what's new and in the news within the Green / Clean Tech / Renewables / Sustainability area. This year was a fascinating event, with an expert panel made up for three different points of view as well as an awesome moderator. The topic of sustainability evokes many different thoughts, opinions and of course political positions; when looking at this from a global angle it adds an element of perspective. The very definition of sustainability keeps on challenging the industry and experts. Read More
You Are My Sunshine
Faze1 aims to bring solar power to the masses
(Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Solar power, once a dream of utopian futurists, is quickly becoming a live possibility for many Americans thanks to dramatic drops in solar panel prices, which fell 60 percent in the past three years. But solar’s share of the U.S. energy supply remains minuscule: as of 2012, it commanded just over one tenth of one percent of the market. Coal, by comparison, claimed 37 percent. What gives? Read More