The Going Green West Conference from Always On last week in Sausalito, California had hundreds of venture capitalists and CEOs from around the country talking cleantech. One panel discussion, The Water Grid & Water Markets, brought together four water industry players talked about everything from the feasibility and necessity of a water grid to future […]
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Venture capital has been flowing into green energy and cleantech for decades. While it was a trickle at first, recent focus on technology as a way to do something about climate change and the growth of green businesses shows that the ecological need and the economic opportunity are creating a delta of green investment. But […]
Portugal, blessed by a lengthy deep-water Atlantic coastline and temperate climate, had until recently the world’s most advanced wave energy project, designed to harness the power of ocean waves for the production of electricity.
The scarcity of water in California has reached astounding levels. The state is looking to various means and resources to remedy this situation. According to Scripps, aboutÂ Â 20 water agencies up and down the California coast are favoring desalination projects as a method to deal with drought.
A modern day Gold Rush is happening in America! Membership in the Gold Prospectors of American Association has expanded by 20%, and 3000 new mining claims have been filed in California over the past two years. Â Over half of these new claims were filed in the first quarter of 2009! Â At over $900 an ounce, […]
The Economist recently published an article on the growing problem of water shortages and, calls for a system of tradable usage rights to allocate water resources to more productive use. â€œGlobally there is no shortage of water; the central problem is that so much water is wasted, mainly through agriculture. But farmers reject scarcity pricing […]
Last week, President Obama marked Earth Day by announcing a new initiative to lease federal waters for the purpose of generating electricity from wind and ocean currents.
Conclusion of GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily’s conversation with American independent filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“. Part 2 of a 2-part series (listen to Part 1).
The federal government has paid over $687 million in water subsidies to hundreds of California and Arizona farmers over the past two years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Subsidy payments continue to flow even as municipal water restrictions in both states take effect to address drought conditions and low water levels. The two […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with American indy filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“.
The World Water Forum (WWF) held in Istanbul last week has turned out to be a more highly contentious event than anticipated by many.Â The forum got off to a rough start when Turkish police fired tear gas and detained activists who protested against the privatization of water, the most charged and controversial issue surrounding […]
Host Sean Daily talks with filmmaker Irena Salina, director of the documentary “FLOW: How Did a Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?” about the global water crisis and her experience making the film. Wired Magazine referred to the documentary as the “scariest movie at the Sundance Film Festival” after its screening there in 2008. The […]