Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Ask Dr. Riccardo Signorelli, CEO of clean-technology company FastCAP Systems, what role the government may have had in getting his business off the ground and his answer is brief.
“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act made FastCAP possible,” Signorelli said. “Simple as (more…)
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
As readers of this blog are aware, there are a number of patent offices worldwide that currently offer expedited examination regimes for patent applications directed to inventions that promise to deliver environmental benefits.
As chronicled by this blog, the United Kingdom (more…)
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
TED, an organization whose motto is ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, is dedicated to generating high-level conversations led by visionaries in their respective fields. They talk about a variety of issues and green technology is often in the program as well.
The editors of a website called Online College (more…)
Monday, May 30th, 2011
Germany responded swiftly to the Japanese nuclear crisis by announcing a decision to phase out its older nuclear stations. Japan followed a few weeks later saying that it intends to focus on renewable energy (although it won’t do away with nuclear power altogether). And now Switzerland is looking to (more…)
Monday, May 16th, 2011
In a new article, Sarah Tran, a professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law, provides the first (to my knowledge) academic review and critique of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Green Technology Pilot Program (GTPP).
Entitled “Expediting Innovation: The Quest for a New (more…)
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
This finding will leave you breathless. A physiology professor at the University of Milan concluded that four men running, walking and riding bicycles emit more carbon dioxide than hybrid cars. He also compared it to gas and diesel cars, which beat the men in terms of carbon emissions. (more…)
Monday, April 25th, 2011
David Muchow, the President and CEO of SkyBuilt Power, shared an article of his with me in which he lays out his vision of how the U.S. can foster green innovation.
Entitled “How to Bake the Green Technology Cake: The Missing Key to Technology Innovation,” the article analogizes the process of getting an invention (more…)
Monday, April 18th, 2011
In previous posts (most recently here), I’ve written about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) green technology pilot program to expedite examination of green patent applications.
The latest USPTO green technology pilot program statistical report (green_report_summary) indicates (more…)
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
A number of the cleantech efforts between the United States and China reflect the need for cooperation on issues surrounding climate change and clean energy as it is a major factor in the relations of these two countries. Although there are still issues to resolve in many of the collaborations, it is believed that if the United States and China can continue in their cleantech (more…)
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
It may seem like wind farms are a relatively new form of green technology, but they have actually been around for years—decades, even.
In fact, the UK’s first commercial wind farm, located at Delabole in Cornwall, celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a multimillion-pound renovation. Delabole (more…)