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In California, cap and trade could mean data center cost bumps ahead

Power costs could go up for California data centers as utilities pay more for carbon emissions, and hardware and software improving energy efficiency might enjoy greater demand as a result.

Better Place bought out of bankruptcy for $12M by group led by solar entrepreneur

After filing for bankruptcy, electric car startup Better Place has now been sold for $12 million to a group that includes a solar entrepreneur, a Canadian businessman and Better Place car owners in Israel.

The massive London Array offshore wind farm is finally done and it’s awesome

One of the world's largest offshore wind farms, and one of the first of its kind at such a large scale, has been fully built off the coast of England.

Students in the Netherlands unveil a solar-powered family car

A group of 22 students in the Netherlands unveiled their big project: an energy-positive family car that comfortably seats four passengers.

Which US states are hot for solar power (map)?

Which states get an A in solar and which fail? Check out our map of environmental advocacy group Solar Power Rocks' 2013 rankings.

Graphene may give us cooler, longer-lasting computers

An international research team has found that graphene can cool down hot spots in electronic equipment, such as processors, enough to make a major difference to energy efficiency and equipment lifespan.

A Digital Life: Trying to go paper-free? I almost pulled it off

I've been living a paper-free existence for a while, but this year I broke down and bought a printer. The experience showed me that for all the talk about going digital, we're still very much in a transitional phase.

How data center admins can add computing capacity while maintaining energy efficiency

Data center operators want to bump up their computing capabilities to solve big-data problems, but energy efficiency is a major concern, according to a new survey.

Why ride sharing is booming in Europe, but not the U.S.

Blablacar, a ride sharing startup in Europe, has been growing its network rapidly to over 3 million members. But the same idea failed to take off in the U.S. Why?

Skyonic raises $128M, plans to start building first commercial plant this Summer

Skyonic, a startup that turns carbon emissions into baking soda and other chemicals, plans to build its first commercial plant this Summer and has raised a whopper of a $128 million round.

Obama unveils aggressive climate action plan, rallies behind clean technology

The cleantech sector finally gets the speech its been waiting to hear. President Obama just gave his most aggressive speech to date on fighting climate change and rallied behind clean technologies.

Siri EyesFree goes mass-market in Europe with Opel’s Adam

On the heels of Apple's announced in-car iOS and Siri functionality, a big European car brand gets on board with 2012's Siri EyesFree.

The future of solar financing

The complex world of solar financing has led to some serious startup innovation in the space. But as the sector grows up will it become a vertical or a horizontal play?

Obama to unveil climate change action plan Tuesday — boon for cleantech?

Obama will lay out his plans to fight climate change on Tuesday. Will the move lead to a boon for cleantech entrepreneurs and investors that have been hit hard over the past few years?

What is electric car battery swap tech, and why is it important?

So Tesla showed off battery swapping -- so what? Here's why you should care, what the technology is, where it came from, and how it works.

German researchers make progress on a long-lasting battery for electric cars

A German research center claims to have produced a high-power battery for electric cars with an unprecedented 27-year lifetime.

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

The tiny interlocking combs of specialized ink could power human implants, drones and cameras. Each microbattery is thinner than a human hair.

Dead battery relief: New York gets solar phone charging stations

New Yorkers soon will start seeing strange kiosks popping up in parks and other public places. They should be welcome sights, though, since anyone can plug their phones into them for a quick battery refresh.

Elon Musk: Tesla to demo battery swap tech on Thursday night

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will demo battery swap technology at its design studio near LA on Thursday night.

ICYMI podcasts: Connected pets, 7 years of GigaOM and boosted battery life on MacBook Airs

Can one chip make a difference in your laptop's battery life? Yup, and hopefully it comes to Chromebooks soon. Data from connected pets can help their health while Sony countered Microsoft well with its new PS4.

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