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Canada 200: How to build a business superpower by 2067
Ottawa's upcoming IP strategy should include training for academics, entrepreneurs and administrators about the strategic importance of patents. But those same players must also collectively push to create global standards for technologies developed here. Other countries, including China and the United States, effectively ensure new global standards incorporate their homegrown technology, locking in value for their emerging champions. Canada, by comparison, is a "boy scout," says Michel Girard, vice-president of the Standards Council of Canada.
Artic  biotech  Canada  cannabis  cleantech  Colleges_&_Universities  digital_economy  elitism  gender_gap  infrastructure  intellectual_property  life_sciences  patents  ports  technical_standards  universal_basic_income  uToronto  Vancouver  women 
july 2017 by jerryking
Six Canadian companies shaping the future of clean energy - The Globe and Mail
Simon Avery, Richard Blackwell and Patrick White

The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Mar. 27 2014
march 2014 by jerryking
BDC to pump $106-million into clean-tech venture fund - The Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail Update - includes correction

Published Thursday, Jun. 20 2013,
BDC  cleantech  venture_capital 
june 2013 by jerryking
Pinstripe Greens
Nov. 5, 2011 | The Financial Times. p14.| by Pilita Clark
cleantech  alternative_energy  solar  green 
november 2011 by jerryking
Does America Need Manufacturing? -
August 24, 2011 | | By JON GERTNER. Interesting
article about how the U.S. is stumbling its ways towards a tepid,
stealth industrial policy with respect to the making of lithium-ion
batteries to support getting said batteries to be cost-effective enough
for use in electric vehicles.
manufacturers  industrial_policies  batteries  stealth  electric_cars  automotive_industry  MIT  cleantech  start_ups  unemployment  Michigan 
september 2011 by jerryking
Energy Lessons from Ancient Rome -
Jan. 20, 2011| BusinessWeek| By Alessandra Migliaccio &
Flavia Rotondi. The ancient Romans used water pressure to bring the
city's monumental baths and fountains to life. Flavio and Valerio
Andreoli are using it to produce clean power. Encouraged by generous
renewable energy incentives, their company, Hydrowatt, specializes in
generating electricity from turbines in aqueducts. ..The brothers tap
into modern water pipelines that follow the same routes as the old
aqueducts. Like ancient engineers who studied the land seeking sources
at higher elevations to provide the pressure needed to reach Rome,
Hydrowatt's engineers seek out places where pipelines have valves
designed to release excess pressure as the water flows rapidly down the
mountainsides. Once they identify such a site, the brothers offer local
authorities that control the aqueducts a deal to replace the valves with
Hydrowatt's turbines.
water  hydroelectric  energy  cleantech  green  Italian  start_ups  Romans  electric_power  water_power 
february 2011 by jerryking
Obama: Clean Energy's Venture Capitalist-in-Chief
Aug. 5, 2010 | BusinessWeek | By Mike Dorning.The White House
is gambling on a new industrial policy to promote electric cars and
batteries—but does history show such govt backing is a good idea? Obama
is the U.S.'s venture capitalist-in-chief. By the end of 2011, the
White House plans to channel more than $50 B to thousands of clean-tech
companies through tax credits, low-interest guaranteed loans, and
grants. Add in money for a "smart grid," research, and consumer tax
breaks, (e.g $7,500 credit for buying an electric car) and the
commitment rises to $69 B. Obscured by political battles over health
care and financial regulation, Obama has turned the govt. into the chief
financier of a mfg. base for clean-technology: high-performance
batteries, electric cars, low-energy lights, super-efficient air
conditioners, wind turbines, and solar panels. HBS Prof. Josh Lerner
wrote Boulevard of Broken Dreams, an examination of decades of govt.
efforts to spur the growth of chosen industries.
industrial_policies  obama  cleantech  smart_grid  power_grid 
august 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Contributor - Red China, Green China -
May 6, 2010 | New York Times | By BRUCE USHER. "The country is
missing a key ingredient in shaping an effective clean-tech policy: the
political will to encourage the innovation, manufacturing and
investment necessary to bring these new technologies to market. And the
longer America drags its feet, the more it cedes this enormous potential
source of national wealth to the only other country able to capture it —
China...the Senate energy bill, at a minimum, needs to take aggressive
action on the three following points:

(1), institute national feed-in tariffs or a renewable portfolio
standard; (2) establish a price on carbon via either a tax or a
cap-and-trade program to encourage low-carbon technologies; (3) get
serious about supporting the research and development of carbon capture
and storage, and maintain America’s lead in a field that offers enormous
opportunity but is too large for any one company to finance.
industrial_policies  cleantech  alternative_energy  China  U.S.  political_will  cap-and-trade  carbon_tax 
may 2010 by jerryking
China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S. -
March 17, 2010 | New York Times | By KEITH BRADSHER. Companies —
and their engineers — are being drawn here more and more as China
develops a high-tech economy that increasingly competes directly with
the United States...For years, many of China’s best and brightest left
for the United States, where high-tech industry was more cutting-edge.
But Mark R. Pinto is moving in the opposite direction.Mr. Pinto is the
first CTO of a major American tech company to move to China.
China  green  reverse_innovation  research  Applied_Materials  heritage_migration  Xi’an  cleantech  emigration  brain_drain  the_best_and_brightest 
march 2010 by jerryking
Turning Green into Gold
March-April 2009 | Harvard Magazine | by Nell Porter Brown.

A private-equity firm invests in alternatives to oil around the globe.
private_equity  alternative_energy  renewable  green  cleantech 
may 2009 by jerryking
Backbone Magazine - Water economy
January 26, 2009 Backbone Magazine article By Hailey Eisen.

EnviroTower, a Toronto-based company that provides clean cooling-tower
water treatment solutions to large buildings in Canada and the United
States. The CEO, John Coburn, along with at least nine other employees,
came from ZENON between 2006 and 2007.
venture_capital  Canadian  water  XPV  EnviroTower  cleantech 
february 2009 by jerryking
Betting on Green -
Feb. 11, 2008 WSJ article by Rebecca Buckman on where VCs are
making investments in clean energy companies. Also picks up on setbacks in the biofuel sector.
cleantech  renewable  venture_capital  investors  vc  alternative_energy  green  demand_response  solar  biofuels  Rebecca_Buckman 
february 2009 by jerryking
The New Math of Alternative Energy -
Feb. 12, 2007 WSJ article by Rebecca Smith on how the calculus
of whether to invest in renewable energy is starting to look less
daunting as oil and gas prices rise.
cleantech  energy  economics  alternative_energy  wind_power  intermittency  solar  biomass  geothermal  biofuels  renewable 
february 2009 by jerryking - Put it where the sun does shine
G&M article by Kathy Flaxman detailing the array of solar energy options for Canadian households.
alternative_energy  solar  renewable  cleantech 
january 2009 by jerryking
Water, Water, Everywhere....
January 17, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | by Kathryn Kranhold.
Article details the move by the state of California to look actively at
desalination technology.
water  desalination  cleantech  water_footprints  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2009 by jerryking
The push for windfalls from wind power.
Feb. 25, 2008 article by Jon Cook profiling Shear Wind Inc.
alternative_energy  wind_power  renewable  green  cleantech 
january 2009 by jerryking
Meta site for clean energy
Noel Desautels' is connected with an organizer of this site
cleantech  alternative_energy  renewable  green 
march 2008 by jerryking

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