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Cultivating green tech

Start-ups with an eye on the environment meet up with potential backers at a venture event in San Francisco. Solar cell factories for hire The solar-powered cell phone Photos: Cashing in on green

Start-ups with an eye on the environment meet up with potential backers at a venture event in San Francisco.

If global warming persists, don't expect to take many long showers, says Nobel Prize winner.
February 22, 2007

blog Start-up concerned about harmful chemicals in petroleum-based plastics has developed a non-toxic and environmentally friendly alternative.
February 22, 2007

blog Can the favored fuel of the Industrial Age come clean and win new favor in the 21st century?
February 21, 2007

blog You'll have to go to Norway (or England) to get the first ones, but Think Nordic plans a U.S. toehold in 2008.
February 21, 2007

blog Watch for factories to spring up in Asia as solar cells "follow the semiconductor model" for manufacturing.
February 21, 2007

blog Konarka is talking with consumer electronics companies about integrating its solar cells into their products.
February 21, 2007

Scientists at the Cleantech Forum hope they can turn algae, seawater and moth hormones into profits.
February 21, 2007

blog A company working on an all-electric commuter car has accepted $25 million in funding.
February 21, 2007

blog It's a little weird, but one of the big topics at the Cleantech Forum taking place this week is coal.
February 21, 2007

blog Bill would spur investment in start-ups, provide subsidies to consumers and more. The governor also sees promise in "clean coal."
February 20, 2007

blog Yeah, we use a lot of oil, and here are the numbers to prove it. Will Bush's new goals make a difference?
February 20, 2007

Systems that heat water with solar energy are catching on--again. Could they insulate you from fluctuating utility bills?

February 20, 2007

blog Serious Materials shows off EcoRock, an ecologically safer form of drywall.
February 20, 2007

blog A company called Lumenergi wants to turn you on to dimming electronic ballast--basically a fluorescent lamp that comes with a dimmer.
February 20, 2007

blog The Cleantech Forum, a showcase for the alternative-energy industry, shares an auditorium with the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
February 20, 2007

blog The repurposed med is in the labs at Marrone Organic Innovations, a key entrepreneur in the small, but growing, organic pesticide market.
February 20, 2007

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