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Blog Profile / Earth2Tech

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Archived Since:April 22, 2008

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

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.

How M-KOPA unlocked pay-as-you-go solar in rural Kenya

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

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

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

Have some compassion for the displaced coal workers, says Michael Bloomberg. They can't just all go out and learn to code.

How thin, flexible electronics will revolutionize everything from user interfaces to packaging

Thin is in, as always, but recent breakthroughs in printed and flexible electronics herald a whole new age of gadgets, imaging devices and user interfaces.

Meet BioConsortia, a startup using microbes to boost crops

Optimizing the combos of little organisms that live on plants could help feed the booming population of the future.

Opower IPO: Opens up strong, starts trading at $25 per share

Opower started trading at $25 per share Friday morning, giving it a big pop from its $19 per share price last night.

Opower prices IPO at high end at $19 per share

Opower has priced its IPO -- at $19 per share -- in the late hours before trading on Friday morning.

The DOE refreshes $16B green car loan program (the one that funded Tesla & Fisker)

Turns out Fisker didn't kill the DOE's green car loan program after all -- it's getting a makeover.

With barriers gone for energy data, young entrepreneurs are jumping in

Innovation is alive and well around energy data, thanks to a series of initiatives and programs. Meet Ohmconnect, a bootstrapped startup that couldn't have existed a couple years ago.

NRG Energy scoops up home roof solar company

NRG Energy is kicking off its home rooftop solar plans by acquiring Roof Diagnostics Solar.

More money for solar roofs: OneRoof Energy raises $31.5M

Startup OneRoof Energy has closed another funding round of $31.5 million, according to a filing. Launched in 2011 and based in San Diego, Calif., OneRoof teams up with roofers and electricians to sell rooftop solar systems and financing products (like leases). The company has also raised […]

Why Nest’s valuation is higher than Opower’s: Hardware, consumers, the home

Now that Opower is going public, its market value is out there -- and it's worth less than a third of another smart energy company, Nest.

As Kior stumbles, it’s another cautionary tale for energy innovation

Kior is a mess and provides yet another cautionary tale to energy entrepreneurs and investors.

New solar cell could double as a display

Researchers recently found that solar cells made from perovskite can both absorb and emit light. They could be integrated into windows, which could then double as lights or displays.

White House launches climate data project, calls on data innovators

Finally an easier way to leverage all that disparate climate change data out there. Thanks Obama! Now its time for the tech community to respond.

Lyft introduces “Happy Hour” to cut prices during slower periods

In an attempt to get more riders during slower times, Lyft is introducing a "Happy Hour" discount that cuts prices at times of low demand.

How d.light is growing its off-grid solar business: Design and distribution

After seven years, d.light is starting to have a sizable impact on the lives of rural villagers in India and Africa.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest enemy: Elon Musk

Chris Christie is still dealing with the backlash from Bridgegate. Is Teslagate next?

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