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First Impressions from GoingGreen East

AlwaysOn GoingGreen East is underway here at the Four Seasons Boston. Some first impressions:Packed show. Despite the economy plenty of VCs, entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers, cleantech pr types etc have deemed GoingGreen worth attendeding.Stellar panels. All top the VCs and east coast cleantech cos are here.Tone is realistic, not pessimistic. Cleantech cos will take off, it just may take a bit longer b/c of ...

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Stimulus Package Debate Begins: Accountability or Speed?

As the government begins to allocate billions in stimulus funds for shovel-ready projects in renewable energy, smart grid and energy management  (along with Department of Energy investments in cleantech R&D), a debate is raging about accountability versus speed. The Obama administration is demanding accountability and transparency in terms of how the funds are distributed, while agencies are going ...

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Best Source for the Science

Yep, we here at Renewablog have our geek side. Spent part of my long weekend poring over a couple of old copies of the MIT Technology Review. They certainly know how to fuse clean tech science and business viability in a reader-friendly way.My favorite recent piece is the February cover on the "smart" grid. Actual reporting (site visit to GE Global Labs in NY) and killer graphics showing how the c ...

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All Eyes on Stimulus Package

I think everyone would agree with me that regardless of whether you support the stimulus package or are against it, any sort of resolution is welcome so we can stop hearing about the different machinations of the bill.In any event, lots of stimulus-related talk today:The NY Times says Tech will get a big boost, including high-speed connectivity ($7 billion), digitizing of health records ($20 billion for EMR ...

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Smart Grid Takes Center Stage; Green & Transparency

On Smart Grid: President Obama has really driven Smart Grid into the public consciousness and it is showing in the media and blogosphere. Expect it to be a hot topic at DistribuTECH next week when the "who's who" in grid and energy technology meet in San Diego to discuss new developments in the industry. More than $50 billion will be sunk into Smart Grid under the proposed stimulus package current ...

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