Information technology is the most powerful tool to accelerate cleantech adoption, but is being blocked by energy regulation developed during the industrial revolution, a leading investor told a Silicon Valley conference last week.

Sunil Paul, founding partner of Spring Ventures, which has invested in social networking
company LinkedIn and biofuels startup Solazyme, said: “Our entire regulatory regime is built for the industrial revolution and we have a different way of working today that requires a different code.” Keep reading →

EPA regulation of utilities will be going nowhere if Obama has his way.

At a public Q&A session with LinkedIn members, hosted by the company in California, the President was adamant that regulation of energy companies and utilities was important, including pollution control, as part of consumer safety and environmental protection. Keep reading →