The newest report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in cooperation with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a clean tech analytics firm, shows that the combined impetus of stimulus funding, feed-in tariffs (FiTs) and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) generated a record $211 billion globally in 2010 in renewable energy investment.
Clean Edge, Inc. has released its second annual clean-tech job status numbers. Taking a look at U.S. and global employment trends, the report claims that its analysis "goes beyond green job evangelism" resulting in the "industry’s most comprehensive study of median clean-tech job compensation levels."
There are millions, if not billions, to be made by whoever figures out the "killer tech" when it comes to creating power from unlimited renewable energy sources like the sun, wind, tides and the geothermal heat trapped in the earth.
A new clean tech company founded by a team of MIT graduates will soon be converting commercial fleet vehicles into electric hybrids. The company is scheduling tests with customers and aims to start production this year, beginning with livery cars, then moving into delivery trucks and shuttle vans by the middle of next year.
Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I) has proposed a measure to repeal more than US$35 billion in tax breaks for the oil and gas industry.
With some analysts estimating the global cleantech market to hit $2 trillion by 2030, one has to wonder which countries are the big players. Shawn Lesser of Sustainable World Capital explains who they are and why--and some might come as a surprise.