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  • Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy

    16 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Ucilia Wang

    Startup Oroeco is tying financial data from Mint with carbon emissions data, in the hopes that their app will be compelling enough to change user behavior.
  • An expose on the founder of Cool Planet, Transonic & ZPower

    14 April 2014, 12:09 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    The Verge published an indepth expose on eccentric energy and computing entrepreneur Mike Cheiky and how he’s been able to convince Valley venture capitalists to invest in his companies, despite some early questionable scientific claims. Cool Planet…
  • Ag is the new cleantech: Kleiner Partner launching farmer network?

    11 April 2014, 11:28 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    According to Dan Primack’s email newsletter Kleiner Perkins greentech-focused Partner Amol Deshpande appears to have launched a startup called the Farmer’s Business Network. Here’s the SEC filing for it, which shows it’s raised $4.6 million (or a $6…
  • How M-KOPA unlocked pay-as-you-go solar in rural Kenya

    10 April 2014, 2:19 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    The startup is using M-PESA and a partnership with Kenyan telecom Safaricom to get solar into the hands of rural Kenyans. And it's about to hit a major growth phase.
  • BlackBerry could be the chauffeur in your future driverless car

    10 April 2014, 12:24 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Italy's VisLab has selected BlackBerry's QNX OS to power its computer vision experiments in autonomous cars. The idea is to help the car to combine and process the information it gets from two-dozen different sensors.
  • NASA asks for battery alternatives to send ships deep into space

    9 April 2014, 7:24 pm by: Signe Brewster

    The request is open to both national labs and private firms, and NASA plans to choose roughly four proposals.
  • Michael Bloomberg: You can’t teach a coal miner to code

    9 April 2014, 1:22 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Have some compassion for the displaced coal workers, says Michael Bloomberg. They can't just all go out and learn to code.
  • Meet the Minnesota company pulling petabytes of data from the field

    8 April 2014, 3:53 pm by: Derrick Harris

    A Mankato, Minn.-based company called Farm Intelligence is helping farmers get a sense of what's happening in their fields so they can act fast to maximize yields. It's already managing a million acres and nearly a petabyte of data, but it expects to amass…
  • When all-electric Formula E kicks off this year, it’s not just about entertainment

    8 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    The Formula E race is cool, fun and focused on clean energy transportation tech, but it could also help deliver technology breakthroughs.
  • The story of the fall of Better Place and “Shai math”

    7 April 2014, 10:58 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Fast Company published a lengthy and detailed article on the downfall of electric car infrastructure startup Better Place. The piece is filled with insights like “Shai math,” which employees and investors called the funky math that founder and former CEO…

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