A news round-up of global hot topics
- Why greentech will be huge in India – GigaOm/Earth2Tech: It is the worst time to be in greentech in the U.S. and the best time to be in greentech in many countries outside the U.S., Ira Ehrenpreis said at an industry event earlier this year. I have thought about that sentiment often throughout the two weeks that I have spent with the Geeks on a Plane group in India… (more)
- Eight Faces To Watch in Green Tech in 2012 – Forbes: Predictions for the coming year are always difficult. Nat Goldhaber of Claremont Creek Ventures at this time last year listed nine green companies that had a shot of pulling off an IPO… (more)
- Startup turns landfill-bound plastics back into oil – SmartPlanet: A fraction of plastics are recycled. The rest end up in landfills or in the world’s oceans. Agilyx, which recently raised $25 million from investors, has found a way to turn those hard-to-recycle plastics back into oil — where it might just end up fueling your car… (more)
- Smart grid winners, losers (and fence-sitters) 2011 – GigaOm/Earth2Tech: It wouldn’t be the end of another year without a look back — and that’s what our annual list of smart grid winners, losers and fence sitters is all about. Take a look, and then use the comment form to agree, disagree or add your own suggestions… (more)
- Google, KKR In Deal To Buy California Solar Power Plants – Forbes: Google and leveraged buyout giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have teamed up to buy four photovoltaic power plants in California from Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Sharp… (more)
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