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Over MorgenWonen — MorgenWonen. Wingssprayer : Een #brabantse #innovatie De ... As solar panels boom, it was the simple business model that the big energy players missed. Solar panels are now remaking the energy equation in the U.S. and breaking records for installations every quarter: There were more solar panels installed in the U.S. over the last 18 months than the last 30 years.

As solar panels boom, it was the simple business model that the big energy players missed

But when it comes to making money off of this solar boom, some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have (so far) left money on the table. 7 lessons for successful cleantech investing. The “Blood and Gore” fund (because it was founded by Al Gore and David Blood), also known as Generation Investment Management, has been on a roll lately.

7 lessons for successful cleantech investing

The firm, founded in 2004 with $10 billion under management, funds both startups and public companies in sustainability, and has seen big exits from some of its startup bets in recent years, including smart thermostat maker Nest (sold to Google for $3.2 billion), and solar installer SolarCity (went public in late 2012). De volgende stap in smart homes: sensors die hun eigen energievoorraad verzamelen. Tesla could be big disruptor, says GM – no kidding. Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy. Zes Nederlandse oplossingen in duurzame top 100. MIT Develops ‘GHG-Free Steel’ Researchers at MIT have found a way to manufacture steel without greenhouse gas emissions.

MIT Develops ‘GHG-Free Steel’

Steel from the new process should be of higher purity, and — once the process is scaled up — cheaper, according to a paper that was published this week in the journal Nature. Worldwide steel production totals about 1.5 billion tons per year. The prevailing process makes steel from iron ore — which is mostly iron oxide — by heating it with carbon; the process forms CO2 as a byproduct. Production of a ton of steel generates almost 2 tons of CO2 emissions, according to steel industry figures, accounting for as much as 5 percent of the world’s total GHG emissions, according to MIT. In addition to producing no emissions other than pure oxygen, the process lends itself to smaller-scale factories.

The industry has met little success in its search for carbon-free methods of manufacturing steel. Dutch innovations in air quality. The environmental policy debate has been taken over by climate change for years.

Dutch innovations in air quality

With some backlash lately because of climate denialism. Most discussion about climate change focus on reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide into the air. In this post I will argue that it is better for both public health and fighting climate change to shift focus to non-CO2 greenhouse gases and air pollution for the short term, leaving the reduction of actual CO2 emission to the future.

Do I hear some climate fighters cry wolf already? Biomimicry Solves Age-old Industrial Air Pollution Problem. Mike Licht, BY 2.0 One of the most interesting audits I ever conducted took place at a fragrance factory.

Biomimicry Solves Age-old Industrial Air Pollution Problem

Every couple of steps, the odor of the air would change markedly, from roses to raspberries, from lavender to lemons, as small quantities of each scent escaped from the processing units. Chemists call the property that gives fragrances their rich perfume "volatility". How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation - James Allworth. How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it. Suneet Tuli, the 44-year-old CEO of UK/Canadian/Indian startup Datawind, is having a taxing day.

How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it

“I’m underwater,” he says as he struggles to find a cell signal outside a restaurant in Mumbai. Two days from then, on Sunday Nov. 11, the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will have unveiled the seven-inch Aakash 2 tablet computer Tuli’s company is selling to the government for distribution to 100,000 university students and professors. (If things go well, the government plans to order as many as 5.86 million.) IRWES: Wind of change. Clean tech is broeinest van innovatie - Vincent wil zon. Brabant krijgt glow-in-the-dark wegbelijning. Door: redactie 1-11-12 - 08:43 bron: AD.

Brabant krijgt glow-in-the-dark wegbelijning Energienulwoningen met een huurprijs inclusief energie. Banks in Danger of Becoming the "Dumb Pipes" of the Mobile Payments Industry. The industry movement created of any disruptive technology will create winners and losers.

Banks in Danger of Becoming the "Dumb Pipes" of the Mobile Payments Industry

What entities create value out of disruption in the early stages will set a base for future success. In the mobile payments sector we have talked a lot about the confluence of technology companies with payment processors and debated who will ultimately emerge as winners. One sector that is often forgotten in this discussion is the fact that banks already play a central role in the day-to-day lives of consumers. There is huge potential for the banks to profit from the mobile payments evolution and they need to move quickly before the industry passes them by. As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins.

If anybody could pull it off, it would be Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins

The comedy duo and stars of the often demented Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Raspberry Pi, a Tiny But Powerful $25 PC, Coming Soon. The holidays have been particularly jolly for the gang making Raspberry Pi, the tiny Linux-based PC that's going to cost just $25.

Raspberry Pi, a Tiny But Powerful $25 PC, Coming Soon

If the reports coming from the site are to be believed, you could be able to buy one as early as next month. Right before the holiday, the creators got a batch of circuit boards in for testing. The site says all the initial testing showed the boards to be performing "as solid as a rock," despite an issue with the power supply. However, that problem was easily fixed via a red wire and a quick soldering job, and the team promises it won't appear in any future units.

City Windmills Enables Clean Energy And Unique Advertising Opportunites. Solar powered advertising boards have provided companies with ways to advertise their products in an environmentally friendly way, and it appears that wind power is following suit. UK-based City Windmills is giving companies the chance to not only generate clean power (and thus cheaper energy bills) for themselves, but to use their installation as a unique advertising platform.

With the XLT wind turbine, City Windmills creates wind arrays for companies that can achieve multiple objectives. Operating in groups of between 10 and 50, the wind turbines are primarily designed to generate low cost clean energy wherever it is needed. Making Solar Panels As Ubiquitous And Efficient As Leaves. Apple Wins Europe-Wide Blockade Of Samsung Tablets; Guess Which Tablet Apple Is Scared Of Most? Man, is Apple ever freaked out by the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. We already pointed out that Apple succeeded in getting it banned in Australia, and now it's got an injunction blocking it in most of Europe as well. And, of course, the lawsuit in the US continues. It's really sad that Apple simply doesn't want to compete in the marketplace. The thing is, I've used both the iPad and the Galaxy Tab, and the iPad is nicer.

The Galaxy Tab is definitely the best Android tablet I've seen so far, but Apple has the ability to compete and win in the marketplace. Innovatie vergt meer durf dan nu. Oracle Deletes Jonathan Schwartz's Old Blog; Which Excitedly Celebrated Google's Use Of Java In Android. How The Patent System Is Like A Broken Web Cache. Rick Falkvinge has posted a thought-provoking piece that analogizes the patent system to various forms of web caching and their impact on discussions.

As he notes, in online discussion forums and blogs, if there's a delay from when your comment is made to when it appears, the conversations tend to be slower and less involved. It gets really bad when all comments need to be moderated and that's because you don't get that immediate fulfillment. Honestly, one of the reasons why I think Twitter took off at the level it did was because it felt so realtime (and became more so over time). And yet, the patent system is quite different. Patents As Theft: How Oracle & Microsoft Seek To Profit From Android Despite Having Nothing To Do With It. Europe's Silicon Allee: Berlin on the Road to Becoming a Start-Up Mecca - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. Break Down Bureaucracy to Get Breakthrough Technologies. Washington policy wonks scoffed when the Obama Administration announced last year that the Department of Energy and Pentagon were going to collaborate in developing new clean energy technologies.

Innovatiebeleid is obstakels opruimen. Europe Enacts Trillion-Euro Energy Accord, But It Ain't Totally Green. Europe has today committed to a trillion-Euro trans-continental energy grid, to reduce dependence on Mideast oil, strengthen energy supply resilience, and share spare energy more efficiently. But with a significant nuclear supply in the mix, it's not particularly green. The various governments in the European Union (which constitutes the world's largest regional energy market, with 500 million citizens and over 20 million companies) signed an agreement that will see laws changed, and infrastructure created to hook up national and regional electricity grids to each other--and gas supply pipes too--by 2014. Chemie ageert tegen bezuiniging innovatie.

The New Dutch Economy: Innovative, International and Involving.


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