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Tesla’s Elon Musk Declares ‘All Our Patent Are Belong to You’

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 09:00 AM PDT

In a recent blog post entitled, “All Our Patent Are Belong to You,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk tore down the patent wall. Musk emphasized that the liberation of the patents will help Tesla in recruiting the best technical talent despite “some wide-eyed looks” from people on the board and management team.

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Unlocking America’s Energy Potential through MLPs

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 08:00 AM PDT

There’s no denying America’s quick emergence as an energy superpower. With breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge production processes, the united states is now able to take advantage of our vast energy resources like never before.

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The State of Cleantech Entrepreneurship in 2014

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 07:00 AM PDT

I put “sector” in quotation when talking about the cleantech sector because we all know that this is really a collection of a wide variety of markets and applications gathered under a consistent investment thesis. Cleantech isn’t a sector; it’s a lens for finding big opportunities across sectors.

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Facing the Risk in Fossil Fueled Electricity

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 06:00 AM PDT

I recently wrote about how our risk tolerance affects our estimation of the social cost of carbon, but obviously that’s not the only place that risk shows up in our energy systems. Fossil fuel based electricity is also exposed to a much more prosaic kind of risk: the possibility that fuel prices will increase over time.

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Mexico’s Energy Reform Not All About the Oil and Gas Sector

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 05:00 AM PDT

This summer, the Mexican Congress is finally expected to approve the secondary legislation tied to Mexico’s energy reform. Prior to the announcement of energy sector reforms, mexico was characterized by a very closed oil sector regime alongside a rudimentary electricity sector.

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Friday Energy Facts: Hydropower Supplies More than Three-Quarters of Brazil’s Electric Power

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 04:00 AM PDT

brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, trailing only China, and the country depends on hydroelectricity for more than 75% of its electric power supply. Much of Brazil’s hydroelectric potential lies in the country’s Amazon River basin in the north.

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Climate Change: “Europe Must Rediscover Its Ambition” Urges UNEP Executive Director [VIDEO]

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 01:00 AM PDT

Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), meets with viEUws.eu leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen to talk about climate change goals and Europe’s role in the global climate negotiations.

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Why Isn’t America Doing More to Reinvigorate Housing By Supporting Energy & Location Efficient New Homes?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 10:00 AM PDT

A recent wall street journal article points out just how surprisingly weak the market for new homes is: America built less than half as many new homes between 2009 and 2013 as we did in the decade 1992 to 2002, before the housing bubble and its collapse.

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