Clean Technology

Chicago Hosts Annual Auto Show

GM Recycles Water Bottles for Its SUV Insulation Part

GM is using its recycled water bottles to build an insulation part for its Chevrolet Equinox engine. The effort is a part of the company’s initiative to achieve zero waste.

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Electronic Car Maker Telsa Reports Quarterly Earnings

US High Tech Energy Agency Planned to Take On Tesla

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) plan to outperformTesla. The agency under Department of Energy has been on research for years.

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Canada Among The Weakest Performers In The Clean Energy Sector In 2015

Global investment in the clean energy sector has been increasing year by year. However, Canada’s clean energy investment has been plunged by 46% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Canadian government has been urged by the Clean Energy advocates to adopt more investment friendly policies to patronize the sector.

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Vancouver Hosts Gay Pride Parade

BC Clean-tech alliance seeks $500-mln fund from Trudeau

B.C. clean-tech companies have requested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allocate a $500 million venture capital (VC) fund. An alliance comprising 51 clean-tech and investment firms from B.C. province has written a letter to the Prime Minister Trudeau to extend support to clean-tech industry.

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Chinese People Celebrate The Year Of Monkey

1955 Capital Firm Raised $200 Million Fund Targeting China

Former Hong Kong music popstar turned venture capitalist Andrew Chung established his own firm 1955 capital. With a $200 million fund, he expects to bring clean technology to China.

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Key Speakers At The Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit

Canadian venture capital at 10-year high

Led by technology sector, venture capital (VC) investments in Canada reached 10 year high in 2015. Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) said 536 deals in funding for entrepreneurs raised $2.25 billion in 2015.

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Unboxing Apple Inc. iPhone 6s

Carl Icahn Slashed Shares, While Tiger Global Acquire $10.6 Million Shares in Apple

Carl Icahn reduced his shares in Apple by $7 million, along with other big hedge funds. Meanwhile, Tiger Global Management acquire more shares in the Cupertino-based company.

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A SolarCity Corp. Residential Solar Panel Installation Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Disclosure Of Fourth Quarter Earnings Slashes SolarCity Stock Prices By 33.59%

SolarCity Corp. has been displaying a tremendous growth during the last couple of years. The largest solar plant provider in the US has disclosed fourth quarter earnings during late hours on Tuesday. The earning scenario has disheartened the investors and its share prices have been decreased by 33.59% in the after hour trading on Tuesday.

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World's First Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle Goes On Display

Intelligent Energy Develops Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology That Could Expand Battery Life to a Week

The British company formed a partnership worth $7.6 million to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology for smartphones. The technology would create a need to modify the hardware of the smartphone to manage the chemical reaction waste. Intelligent Energy stated that if all goes well, the new technology could hit the market in two years.

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Inside The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

Audi And Mercedes Are The Latest To Caught By Hydrogen Fuel Cell Fever

Audi and Mercedes Benz, world famous German automakers have joined to express their interest for hydrogen fuel powered cell cars. Remaining one step ahead of Mercedes, Audi has already introduced its H-tron Quattro at the North American International Auto show, held at Detroit. Industry insiders assume, Mercedes, the lavish German carmaker will introduce its first hydrogen fuel cell car at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Local Landmarks

NASA Concludes Its Hybrid Plane Research Successfully

Researchers in NASA is moving one step further to introduce a hybrid airplane technology in concluding its ERA project. The airplane will be able to fly on both fossil fuel and electricity, similar to hybrid car technology.

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Garden

Edenworks greenhouse rooftop yields cheaper and healthier produce

It was 2013 when Jason Green, Matt La Rosa and Ben Silverman built Edenworks by hand, an aquaponic greenhouse designed to grow herbs on your rooftop.

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Honda

Honda opens first compressed natural gas fueling station in Ohio despite CNG civic being discontinued

Despite its compact Civic sedan, which has compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled powertrain, being discontinued earlier in 2015, Honda has just opened its first CNG refuelling station at its campus in Marysville, Ohio.

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Recycling

Europe is far behind in its electronic waste recycling target

A study conducted by Interpol and the United Nations said that only 33% of Europe's electronic wastes is correctly recycled. A large number of these electronic wastes include computers, cellphones and televisions that are dumped or traded illegally.

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Tesla Energy Powerall Home Battery

Tesla moves into batteries that store energy for homes, businesses

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday unveiled Tesla Energy - storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry.

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