The Cleantech Open announced the winners of its annual startup competition on Tuesday, and as usual the victors offer some insight into what the investors, entrepreneurs and tech executives who serve as judges think may be the next big thing. This year the word was water.
A coalition of environmentalists, national security advocates and budget hawks on Tuesday called for an “oil security fee” and deployment of new transportation technology to lessen dependence on imported oil and to promote “mobility choice.”
“Colin Powell is … an interesting choice for a convention on green building,” said George Baños, a project manager attending the industry’s largest annual gathering.
from Reuters Investigates:
BP's Macondo Gulf spill would be nothing compared to the effect of a drilling accident in the Arctic, Jessica Bachman reports from "the foulest place in all of Russia." Scientists and Russian officials are just starting to wake up to the fact that "if something happens on the Arctic Barents Sea in November it would be, 'OK, we'll come back for you in March,'" Jessica says.
While California’s election results offered plenty for state environmentalists to cheer, the passage of a so-called “stealth” ballot initiative could undermine its proposed carbon market.