clean technology

Google Invests in Offshore Wind Energy Network

Google is taking an investment stake in the construction of a major undersea power network off the mid-Atlantic coast, the company announced Tuesday. The project is designed to deliver enough energy to power 1.9 million households from offshore wind turbines to the Eastern Seaboard.

Clean-Tech Investments Surge, With Solar in Lead

Global clean-tech venture investments rose 43% to $2 billion in the second quarter and hit a high for the first half of this year. Solar and biofuel startups garnered the biggest funding, and the IPO market for clean-tech was much hotter in China than the U.S.

How to Restart America's Innovation Engine

Harvard Business School professor William Sahlman believes startup capital is out there, waiting for the right ideas, entrepreneurs and companies. But if America is to reattain the level of startup creation it enjoyed in the 1990s, he thinks two specific things need to happen.

It's Show-Time for Bloom Energy's Supersecret Fuel Cells

After a long period of ever-escalating anticipation, the startup California cleantech company is finally unveiling its technology. Will the claims of breakthroughs in terms of efficiency, affordability and scalability (and don't forget cost) get borne out at last?

Private equity sticks with clean tech

Despite tumultuous global financial market conditions, private equity investments in the clean technology ("cleantech") space showed resilience last...