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Supreme Court Patent Ruling is Good News For Cleantech Business Models

By Rodger Sadler, partner and Chi Cheung, associate, at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court?s recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos is good news for clean energy innovators. The Bilski ruling ensures that the door to patenting business […]

Will Cap-and-Trade Go The Way of The Public Option?

On Sunday White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, when asked whether President Obama would sign a bill that did not include a  price on carbon, said Obama had campaigned on cap-and-trade and believed that a comprehensive energy and climate change legislation should […]

Reblog: How Green Is Chinas Stimulus Package? [VIDEO]

There is obviously a lot of interest in China’s growing renewable energy industry. Over the past year, China’s $586 billion green stimulus has emerged as a serious contender to win the global clean energy race at the expense of the U.S.? In a […]

Invest in Green Energy or Suffer, U.K. Regulator Says

The U.K. needs to promote investment in green energy or potentially face a catastrophic rise in domestic energy prices, according to the country’s energy regulator. The report from Ofgem, released this morning, predicts that the country will need to plow 200 billion into […]

Ground Floor Investment Opportunity on the National Mall

Alberta, Alberta… Here?s something fun to distract us from the drudgery of legislative wrangling and the death of oil. GreenTechreports that the 20 teams in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon have started building their green homes of the futureon the National […]

In and around the green

Clinton: U.S. has been negligent on climate change (AP via Yahoo News) GM’s woes: bad news for clean energy (GreenBiz.com) Duke CEO takes issue with Obama (Cincinnati Enquirer) Renewable Energy might be slow to spur U.S. economy (Scientific American) Japan’s Toshiba to sell […]

Harry Reid introduces sweeping legislation supporting ‘green’ electricity grid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has  introduced legislation that will overhaul the national electricity grid by  establishing “renewable energy zones”  that would become priority areas to receive national funding for new transmission lines. The legislation  would bypass local regulators and allow the President […]

Harry Reid introduces sweeping legislation supporting green electricity grid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has  introduced legislation that will overhaul the national electricity grid by  establishing “renewable energy zones”  that would become priority areas to receive national funding for new transmission lines. The legislation  would bypass local regulators and allow the President […]

In and around the green

Pelosi: energy bill should do it all (The Huffington Post) Senators grill Google, regulators on smart grid rollout (Earth2Tech.com) California dreaming: team Obama may not grant emissions waiver, Granholm says (Environmental Capital via The Wall Street Journal) EDF maps 1,200 companies poised to […]

In and around the green

Thousands rally for legislation on climate change (AP via Yahoo News) U.S. companies set for growth under cap on carbon (Environmental Leader) Cogentrix Energy acquires SEGS I and II (RenewableEnergyWorld.com) BASF and Centrotherm team up (PV-tech.org) U.S. senator urges renewable energy expansion in […]