Cleantech

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Call it the Tesla Truck, the Tesla Pickup Truck, or the Tesla-150, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it clear that the electric carmaker plans to make a pickup truck. In fact, he couldn’t be clearer: he plans to make something to compete with the best-selling light-duty vehicle on American roads: the Ford F-150.… Keep reading →

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For many of us who have been in the cleantech industry for the past decade, together we are trying to build the new energy economy. We are coming from an era where an adolescent industry tried to push technologies that weren’t mature into the hands of early adopter customers who were willing to pay a… Keep reading →

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Thousands of clean energy conferences are held every year across the United States. A quick Google search revealed over 1.5 million results for 2014 alone. That’s why, starting this month, in an effort to save our readers time, the Energy Exchange will be endeavoring to round up a monthly list of some of the top… Keep reading →

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This is the first in a series of posts about leading women in the power, environmental science, advocacy, policy, and business sectors. Pull back the curtain on climate leadership, and you’ll see women in power. From the author of the country’s leading clean car standards, to the top administrator of the most ambitious climate policy in the nation (California’s AB32), to… Keep reading →

Bay Area Plans Major Expansion Of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Last month, Cadillac released an ad for their Cadillac ELR, a new 2014 plug in model. A local Detroit compost company, Detroit Dirt, along with Ford released an ad last Wednesday for the Ford C-max Energy, another plug-in model. The video mirrors the Cadillac ad with a slightly different message: This response from Ford certainly… Keep reading →

Germany Invests In Renewable Energy Sources

As energy-focused investors search for opportunities brimming with potential, the growth in renewables – albeit from a small base – along with other cleantech solutions cannot be ignored. The Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge details opportunities and challenges clean energy companies currently face. Sectors like… Keep reading →

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You may have heard about the recent 60 Minutes segment that inexplicably reported the cleantech sector was in steep decline. There are quite a few reports out there breaking down the many fallacies of that segment, with most correctly concluding the sector is not dead, it is in fact booming and evidence of that surging momentum is everywhere you look. Consider these… Keep reading →

Construction Continues On Wendelstein 7-X Reactor

There is still a very long way to go before a commercial reactor is built, but scientists at the National Ignition Facility succeeded in creating a reaction in which more energy came out than went in. “The real significance of this is, we’re now matching our models, we have our feet back on the ground… Keep reading →

Solar Energy Panels Are Installed On Colorado Homes

A Solar Foundation report shows U.S. solar industry jobs increased by 19.9 percent, 10 times faster than overall job growth. On January 27, 2014, the Solar Foundation (TSF), a non-profit research organization, released the 2013 National Solar Jobs Census, its fourth annual report on U.S. solar industry employment and projected growth. The report shows the… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

“Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar.” President Obama addressed a number of key themes in his State of the Union speech tonight: income equality, economic competitiveness, national security, and, naturally, GTM Research. Shayle Kann, our VP of research, wasn’t invited as a guest to the speech. But he got the next… Keep reading →

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