CleanTechnica Archive

25 May 2015

Japan Signature Activates World’s Green Climate Fund

On Friday, climate change efforts across the world reached a very important milestone: the release of $ 5 billion to begin the work of the Green Climate Fund, which will become the main financial operator of the UN
25 May 2015

Renewable Cities Highlights

As I mentioned yesterday, I think that Renewable Cities was the best conference I’ve ever attended. A huge reason for that was how practically oriented it was — there was a repeated emphasis on taking home for practical
25 May 2015

The History of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Michael Liebreich Interview Series)

One of the things I was very interested in hearing Michael Liebreich talk about when we sat down for a long chat over dinner in Abu Dhabi (during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) was the origin of Bloomberg
25 May 2015

Masdar City Festival (Walking The City)

In January, when the weather is not too hot, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an event called “The Festival” is held in Masdar City. My stay in Abu Dhabi this year was extended a little
24 May 2015

Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity

Originally published on SolarLove.org An innovative partnership has been sparking children’s creativity across the UK, encouraging them to “get creative” about renewable energy, solar power, and climate change. Good Energy, 10:10, and Solar Schools held an exciting
24 May 2015

The Human Side of Cleantech

As many of you know (including the dozens or more of you who were in attendance), I was in Vancouver last week for the first-ever Renewable Cities forum, which for now I’ll briefly summarize as “the best conference I’ve
24 May 2015

Growing Metal (Video Interview)

On the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I got connected with a young entrepreneur from Seattle doing something wicked cool — growing metal. At first mention, I wasn’t clear how
24 May 2015

BMW i8 Gawkers: What Do They Know? (CleanTechnica Video)

On the way to Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I was pleasantly surprised to see a BMW i8 in the Frankfurt airport. As great as it looks in pics, it is really a stunner in person.
23 May 2015

Nevada Net Metering In Debate

Originally published on Solar Love. In Nevada, a debate is raging over what the proper net metering rate should be and who should set it. A net metering rate determines the amount of money utility companies have to pay
23 May 2015

What Are Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Doing To Oil Prices?

At Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this year, there was a lot of talk about low oil prices and how they may (or may not) be threatening cleantech investments. One thing that I think was not emphasized enough