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When you work in a market as dynamic and rapidly growing as cleantech, there’s always something exciting happening. Get the latest news and updates on our portfolio investments here.
Aug
25
Sungevity in Forbes
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Jun
20
Tech company sets its sights on Norway’s salmon industry
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Feb
03
Veolia Acquires Nuclear Waste Specialist Kurion for $350M
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Dec
15
Sungevity Closes This Year's Largest Private Financing Round In Solar
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Sep
14
Viridian Energy Selects Sungevity To Offer Solar Energy With The Power To Make A Difference
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Sep
08
Kurion To Develop Prototype Modular Detritiation System For Japan
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Jul
27
BluWrap Delivers China's First Fresh Seafood Ocean Shipment from Chile
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Jul
01
Airware Connects the World's Drones
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Jun
02
Kurion and AREVA Forming Alliance for Nuclear Waste Management to Serve U.S. Department of Energy
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Nov
03
BluWrap Secures $12.6M in Funding
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Sep
15
Drone Brain Makers Want To Create The DOS Of Flying Robots
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Sep
15
Ruckus Wireless Launches Smart Wi-Fi Mobile Application
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Sep
12
QBotix names Zep Solar's Mike Miskovsky as CEO
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Sep
10
Liquidia Technologies spinoff raises $10 million
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Sep
10
Japan to test tritium removal technologies
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Sep
10
Ruckus Wireless Reaches New Heights With Wi-Fi Tech
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Sep
08
The Clever Plan to Mine Lithium From Geothermal Power Plants' Wastewater
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Sep
05
How the Fukushima Disaster Made a Name for Nuke Startup Kurion
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Sep
04
EnerG2 and Battery Innovation Center Join Forces on Cutting-Edge Device Demonstration
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Aug
31
Robotics firm aims to help farmers get the most out of solar power
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Aug
28
5 minutes with Sungevity’s Shannon Everley
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Aug
21
Environmentalists Profit Off Promoting Rooftop Solar Panels
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Aug
18
Flexible Electronics Market Estimated to Reach $13.23 Billion by 2020
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Jul
23
Startup Airware Raises $25M to Help Bring More Commercial Drones to Market
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Jul
10
Sungevity Debuts Next-Gen Instant Solar Quoting Technology
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Jun
30
San Francisco and San Jose Create the First Large-Scale Municipal Hotspot 2.0 Service with Ruckus Wireless and Global Reach
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Jun
26
Water Filtration System Built in Tri-Cities Will Help Fukushima
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Jun
23
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi Selected by La Quinta Holdings Inc. to Address the Evolution of Guest High Speed Internet Access
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Jun
17
Ruckus Wireless Launches Industry’s Lightest, Smallest 11ac Outdoor Access Points — the ZoneFlex T300 Series
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Jun
11
Robotic Tracking System by QBotix
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Jun
09
Tepco Hires U.S. Company to Filter Water Stored at Fukushima
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Jun
04
Sungevity Partners With E.ON in Netherlands to Scale Residential Solar
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Jun
02
EOS & JACO announce success of Refrigerant Asset System (RAS)
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May
28
HydroPoint releases drought and water compliance management tools
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May
22
QBotix Tries to Win Big With a Radical Innovation
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May
15
QBotix Attracts Huge International Investors
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Apr
16
Silicon rally: EnerG2′s new silicon battery anode material
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Apr
15
Robotics Technology from United States to Help in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
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Apr
04
QBotix SunShot Grant Signals Bankability of Robotic Tracking System
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Apr
04
Sungevity Announces $70 Million in New Equity Financing
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Mar
30
Kurion: Applying Hanford's Cleanup Strategies Worldwide
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Mar
18
Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?
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Mar
13
Carrier End-of-Life Refrigerant Management Program with EOS Climate Generates More Than 100,000 Metric Tons of Verified Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
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Mar
07
Kurion Indicates Expanded Role at Fukushima Cleanup
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Feb
25
Comefri USA to Offer NovaTorque PremiumPlus+ ™ Motors as an Ultra High Efficiency Alternative to Induction Motors
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Feb
24
EOS Climate Pioneers Carbon Finance Model for Developing Countries
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Feb
18
Autonomous Vehicles - Impacts and Opportunities - Slides from Cleantech Innovation Conference
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Feb
18
Thinking Big: Digitally printed batteries could soon be produced in vast numbers, powering applications from credit cards to drug delivery
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Feb
18
PCS Launches Powered Credit Card Technology to Prevent Fraud
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Feb
18
How an Innovative Partnership is Cutting Refrigerant Pollution and Creating Profits
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Feb
17
O.C. Nuclear Cleanup Firm Triples in Size with Acquisition
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Feb
14
Lakeland company [Solicore] creates device to prevent credit card hacking
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Feb
13
The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Robotics
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Feb
11
Cleantech Innovation Summit: Join Firelake At This Event
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Jan
29
Kurion Acquires Vista Engineering Technologies to Accelerate Global Growth
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Jan
21
EOS Climate Announces Collaboration With DuPont
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Jan
17
NovaTorque , Inc. Expands its Ultra Efficient PremiumPlus+™ ECPM Motor Line to the 2hp to 10hp Power Range
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Jan
13
Qbotix Supplying Robots for 45 Megawatts of Solar Projects
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Dec
10
EOS Climate Wins Environmental Finance Award Third Year in a Row
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Dec
04
The Most Innovative Products Of The Year: Wireless Networking
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Nov
21
A Solar Startup's Bid To Reinvent Itself When Others Have Failed
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Nov
20
America’s Fukushima?
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Nov
18
Ruckus Introduces The First Massively Scalable, Carrier-Class Wi-Fi Analytics Platform
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Nov
13
Sustained-Release Glaucoma Treatment Nets $25M for Liquidia's Envisia
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Nov
12
Solicore Closes Initial Round of New Financing
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Nov
12
EOS Climate Creates Exchange to Recycle Used Refrigerants
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Oct
14
A Staff of Robots Can Clean and Install Solar Panels
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Oct
11
Smart Connection: Silicon Valley’s Ruckus Wireless wants to make the world safe for Wi-Fi
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Oct
01
BluWrap Wins Food and Beverage Category at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards
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Sep
30
Kurion Introduces Tritium Removal Technology to Limit Release of Radionuclides into Environment
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Sep
23
Climate Action Reserve Issues Milestone Registry Offset Credits for EOS Climate Project
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Sep
17
Engineer's Toolbox: Maybe It's Your Motor That Could Be More Efficient
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Sep
03
WALL-E Goes to Work for Cheaper Solar Power
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Aug
21
Airware Partners with Insitu, Hires Paul Mikesell as VP of Engineering and 
Plans to Open San Francisco Office
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Aug
08
Solicore Announces Key Patent Awards
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Jun
27
Global Fresh Foods Ships Salmon from Chile to Japan by Sea to Open the Non-Frozen Trade Route
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Jun
10
Globalstar and Jarvinian Successfully Complete Initial Testing of Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) Using Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi Technology
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Jun
05
Airware: An Operating System for the Commercial Drone Era
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Jun
01
Solicore Extends Technology Innovation with World’s First Digitally Printed Battery
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May
30
Chilean fresh salmon delivery to California marks breakthrough
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May
30
Airware Announces $10.7M Round of Series A Funding, Led By Andreessen Horowitz with Google Ventures Participating
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May
29
Global Fresh Foods First to bring a 40-foot Container of Fresh Salmon from Chile to the US by Sea
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May
29
Saint Joseph’s University Makes Big BYOD Move to Smarter Wi-Fi
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May
20
Ruckus Introduces Secure Hotspot – Smart Wi-Fi Technology That Automatically Helps Secure Unprotected Hotspots
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May
20
Refrigerator Recycling: A Tale of Two Fridges
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May
15
DuPont Launches Refrigerant Buyback Program
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May
15
Keilly Witman Joins EOS Climate as V.P. for Marketing
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May
14
Refrigerant Revolution: EOS Climate Turning GHGs from Liabilities to Assets
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May
14
SBIO 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: EOS Climate
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May
07
Solicore Chosen as a Finalist for the Prestigious 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
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May
06
Liquidia Technologies Presents Preclinical Ophthalmology Data at 2013 ARVO Annual Meeting
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May
03
Big drugmakers think small with nanomedicine deals
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Apr
11
ValleyCrest Takes On Building Innovations
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Apr
02
Designer Carbon Provides Longer Battery Life
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Apr
02
Global Fresh Foods Brings First Shipment of Fresh Chilean Salmon to the Port of Oakland by Sea
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Mar
28
EnerG2 development boost Li-ion batteries
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Mar
26
Airware's OS for commercial drones takes flight
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Mar
18
Kurion Vitrification Facility
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Mar
16
Menlo Park’s QBotix making solar power cheaper
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Mar
15
Kurion Opens New Office to Support Test Facilities in Hanford
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Mar
12
ZeaChem Begins Production of Cellulosic Chemicals and Ethanol, Advances Toward Commercialization
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Mar
12
Kurion: Richland engineers reflect on Fukushima nuclear disaster response
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Mar
11
Operation Test of dual-axis PV Tracker System
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Mar
05
Kurion and Perma-Fix Execute Agreement to Deploy its GeoMelt® In-Container Vitrification Technology
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Feb
28
Kurion Names David Brockman Deputy Chief Operating Officer
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Feb
19
New Independent Wi-Fi Stress Testing Reveals Breaking Points for the Industry’s Top Enterprise Access Points
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Feb
19
Intermec and Ruckus Team to Deliver Wi-Fi Enabled Rugged Mobile Solutions to Optimize Performance and Reliability in the Distribution Center
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Feb
14
Carrier and EOS Climate Offer Sustainable End-of-Life Refrigerant Management Program
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Feb
05
Trina Solar Announces Teaming Agreement with QBotix
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Jan
22
UK’s Largest Brewer and Pub Owner Improves its Pedigree by Selecting Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi for Nationwide Wireless Upgrade
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Jan
14
Sundance Film Festival Selects Ruckus Wireless for Third Straight Year to Boost Wi-Fi Experience at World-Renowned Event
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Jan
11
Nuclear Waste Tech Co. Kurion Enters Post-Fukushima Growth Phase
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Jan
02
Kurion Expands Leadership Team
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Jan
01
CES Group, LLC to Offer NovaTorque PremiumPlus+™ Motors in its FANWALL TECHNOLOGY® Systems
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Jan
01
Maximize Energy Efficiency in Variable Speed Applications, Cost- Effectively, with NovaTorque’s Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ Motors
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Dec
28
Kurion’s Innovative Vitrification System Achieves Major Milestone
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Nov
26
SunShot Hopes $10M Can Boost 10 Solar Startups
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Nov
20
Going Public In The Other Silicon Valley
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Nov
15
EOS Climate & Triple Pundit Launch Series on Refrigerants and Climate
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Nov
06
A New Approach to Military Nuclear Waste
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Nov
06
How Start-Up Kurion Helped Stabilize Japan’s Nuclear Plant
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Nov
05
Ruckus Wireless Sees IPO Pricing At $13-$15/Shr
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Nov
01
Global Fresh Foods Appoints Vice President of Quality and Food Science to Advance Scientific Framework
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Nov
01
NovaTorque: Energy efficiency by the numbers
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Oct
29
ZeaChem Completes Construction of Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
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Oct
18
ZeaChem Selected for $4.6 million Award from California Energy Commission to Develop Renewable Low-Carbon Biofuels
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Sep
27
A call to end clean energy's politicization
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Sep
24
At an event in Frankfurt, Germany ArrayPower receives the 2012 Solar Industry Award in the “PV Balance of System” category
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Sep
20
Cost Cutting: Is QBotix the BOS Innovation Solar Needs?
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Sep
17
Ruckus Wireless Wins Prodigy Award as Most Successful Alumni by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley
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Sep
17
A Summer Of Start-Ups For Biobased Chemicals
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Sep
14
Clean Energy Is Still a Sound Investment
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Sep
13
New CEO Appointed to Lead Global Fresh Foods
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Sep
10
Sungevity Inc. adds four senior executives to management team
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Sep
04
Qbotix Sees Tiny Robots Reducing Solar Costs, Boosting Output
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Sep
01
NovaTorque: Improving energy efficiency with motor innovations
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Aug
21
In America's Cup, Oracle Team USA Looks for High Tech Advantage
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Aug
13
Kurion Names Ralph DiSibio as Chairman of the Board
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Aug
03
Time Warner Cable floods Charlotte with Ruckus WiFi gear for DNC
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Jul
30
Telefónica UK(O2) Makes First Big Move to Small Cells with Ruckus Wireless
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Jul
26
ZeaChem and Partners Awarded $6 million for Hawaiian Biofuels Project
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Jun
20
Liquidia Technologies signs lucrative deal with GSK
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Jun
20
Liquidia Announces Product Development Collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline
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Jun
20
NovaTorque Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ Motors Named a Winner of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards
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Jun
19
Report Shows Record Voluntary Carbon Markets in 2011
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Jun
18
EOS Keynotes at Global Refrigerant Conference
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Jun
04
Brine: Key To Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Electric Car Batteries?
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May
31
NovaTorque Electric Motors - High Efficiency at Low Cost, Enabled by Better Design
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May
10
Automotive Visionary Robert Lutz Joins EnerG2 Board of Directors
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May
01
ZeaChem Names Peter Cheesbrough as Chief Financial Officer
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Apr
18
Durham company hopes to develop many applications
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Apr
02
ZeaChem Welcomes Governor Kitzhaber to Boardman, Ore., Biorefinery
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Mar
14
A Simbol of Innovative Energy
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Mar
12
New Industry Reports Reveal Blazing Growth and Share Leadership for Ruckus Wireless in Both Enterprise and Carrier Markets
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Mar
01
Industry calls for US critical minerals strategy
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Mar
01
Clean-Mining Technology Pulls Key Metals Out of Water
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Feb
23
ZeaChem signs contract to develop advanced drop-in biofuels beyond cellulosic ethanol
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Feb
22
Silicon Valley’s rooftop start-up rethinks solar technology
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Feb
16
Top U.S. Business Executives Join Leadership of Advanced Energy Economy
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Feb
13
EnerG2 Opens New Manufacturing Facility
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Feb
13
Ruckus Delivers Operators More Capacity and Performance with Higher Density 802.11n AC-Powered Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Points
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Feb
10
Ruckus Wireless Closes Series G Financing
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Feb
06
EOS Climate Announces Appointment of Kathleen McGinty to Board of Directors
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Jan
31
Which thin film firms will come on top in 2012?
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Jan
26
ZeaChem Gets $233 Million USDA Loan Guarantee for Biorefinery Construction
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Jan
25
Martin Lagod: Other states still look to California to lead the way

There's a formula for success California businesses use to great advantage, in everything from film and aerospace to computers and high tech industries: leadership = market development = jobs. We incubate great ideas here, bring them to market, and then -- most crucially -- lock in our leadership position so we keep the jobs those ideas create in California.

Our state is home to another forward-looking industry: advanced technology vehicles and systems. Since long before the rest of the country, California has led in standards reducing automobile emissions and promoting cleaner, more efficient vehicles.

California is a global leader in advanced energy technology. Just one example: In the 18 months through the first half of 2011, California alone attracted more than 60 percent of the worldwide venture capital investment in electric vehicles -- more than $1.3 billion. With worldwide demand for cars soaring, the need for solutions like these will only continue to grow.

Other states look to California to lead. Under federal law, states across the nation can and do adopt industry-leading clean car standards. And this year California partnered with the federal government to formulate the latest round of national emissions standards, while also developing its own emissions standards plus regulations to promote advanced vehicle technologies.

As a venture capitalist who invests in advanced technologies, let me make one thing clear: American and
California companies are fully capable of meeting these standards, while simultaneously creating jobs and superior value -- dollars saved -- for consumers.

So why would anyone object to vehicles that cost far less to own and operate over their lives while also improving public health and cleaning up our environment?

Sadly, the answer is that some vested interests don't want to see things change.

But as an investor I can tell you something else: our current over-reliance on fossil fuels to power our vehicles must change. For example, the price we pay at the pump does not include all the costs associated with burning oil, what economists call `externalities.' It does not include the

national security costs -- what I call the `unpriced premium' on imported oil, totaling on average $225 billion yearly for the past 30 years -- or the costs to public health and the environment.

That's where this ties back into jobs and California's economic future. When gasoline is mispriced it also leads to a misallocation of investment, resources and the energy of our people (jobs). California's advanced vehicle standards help address this market distortion, helping to support jobs and grow California's economy.

So California's policy leaders must stay strong in adopting the next round of advanced vehicle standards. Policy clarity is essential to investment. Leaders must be clear that the policy will not change and will be in place for a long period of time; policy uncertainty drives capital away.

The California Air Resources Board is taking public comment on its advanced vehicles proposal today and Friday in Los Angeles. Board members must stand firmly by the proposed advanced vehicles package. If they do, California's workers win, our job-creating industries win, our environment wins, and our state and national economies get a big boost when we need it most.

If they don't, there is significant risk that investment capital will not stay in California. Capital flows like a river, to wherever in the world investors can find the best return. And when it comes to advanced transportation, there is no doubt that other countries are fully engaged in competing for this capital and the jobs it creates.

That leaves California with only two choices: lead (support jobs) or fall behind (lose jobs).

California's formula for success works: leadership = market development = jobs. We are already advanced transportation leaders, and the California Air Resources Board should not allow the fruits of our labor slip away.

It is critical to get these standards right. Then, government can leave the rest to private sector investors, who will help create jobs and a strong, domestic advanced clean vehicles industry.

Dec
14
EOS Climate Wins Top Government, Environmental Media Honors
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Dec
13
Nanotechnology firm Liquidia partners with PATH on new pneumonia vaccine
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Oct
25
ZeaChem Expands Board of Directors and Raises $19 Million to Advance Commercial Production
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Oct
06
ArrayPower: Solar AC Module Enabler Unstealths
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Sep
28
Simbol Materials Plans to Capture Lithium, and Market Share
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Aug
29
Kurion Sees Progress At Fukushima
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Aug
01
Matt Jones Joins EOS Climate as Chief Executive Officer
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Jul
11
Brent Callinicos Joins EOS Climate's Board of Directors
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Jun
17
Tech companies to begin cleaning water at Japan nuclear plants
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Jun
13
One of World’s Largest Airports Takes Off With Smarter Wi-Fi Across Massive Indoor/Outdoor Facility
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May
31
Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, and Rogers Corp. Join $9M Round for Solicore
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Apr
13
Cargill to Work With EOS Climate to Curb Emissions from Aging Refrigerators and Air Conditioners
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Feb
23
ZeaChem Signs Contract to Develop “Drop-In” Advanced Biofuels
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Dec
08
Sponsors promote bills to open up domestic market
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Jul
24
Solicore Raises $13.3 Million in Financing Led by Rogers Corp.
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