- Quorum plays matchmaker for Philly investors, clean energy startups
- EEB Hub: rebranded Navy Yard energy efficiency research initiative aims to reduce commercial energy use 20% by 2020
- How Philadelphia’s Greenest Companies Are Staying Ahead
- ZeroTruck Corp. receives $120,000 loan from Ben Franklin group to advance alternative energy [BFTP/NEP]
- PA’s energy sector gets a jolt with new interactive map
- Governor Corbett Speaks to Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance about Efficiency; Cost Savings in Pennsylvania
- PA’s Largest Newspapers Ignore Support For Green Energy
- Energy Department Announces $1 Million to Evaluate Technology Pathways for Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel
- Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition to Install Solar Energy Systems at a Fraction of Today’s Price
- Early stage companies join Philly life science and tech venture summit this year [Philadelphia, November 7-8]
Newsworks.org (blog) – October 3, 2012
Sometimes startups need an angel investor to turn an idea into a moneymaker. That’s the idea behind the University City Science Center’s Quorum program, which connects entrepreneurs with investors.
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
EEB Hub: rebranded Navy Yard energy efficiency research initiative aims to reduce commercial energy use 20% by 2020
Oct 08, 2012 11:00 am by Kristen Gillette
The five-year, $129 million research initiative focuses on helping buildings in the Greater Philadelphia region become more energy efficient. The effort, which includes funding research and hosting educational events for stakeholders, is 20 months old and looking at its early impact. … In September, EEB Hub announced its partnership with the University City Science Center. The hub will serve as the first satellite location for Quorum, part of Science Center program aiming to providing an innovation pipeline that will focus there on clean tech opportunities and the Navy Yard’s role as an innovation hub. To kick off the relationship, the EEB Hub hosted an Angel Education event Wednesday about clean tech efficiency on the third floor of Building 101. Panel members for the event included Scott Yetter from Green Power Technologies, Todd Rossi from Field Diagnostics, John Hammerschmidt from Momentum Dynamics, Ravikant Barot from OxiCool and moderator Mark deGrandpre from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
Alaina Mabaso | Thursday, September 27, 2012
Nowadays, the biggest challenge facing Philly’s top eco-friendly entrepreneurs isn’t convincing people to respect the earth. It’s promoting new realizations on the ways green living can infuse unexpected aspects of the economy.
Some, like Jennie Love of the Philadelphia-based Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, launched in 2009, do start with a love for growing things, but ultimately, a truly green business requires much more.
The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com
Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The local Ben Franklin organization has awarded an early stage Allentown company a $120,000 loan to advance alternative energy. ZeroTruck Corp. is getting $120,000 to complete development of an electric drive integration system, according to a to a news release today from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Jim Gambino, vice president of technology commercialization: physical sciences, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA (BFTP/SEP), says that the interactive map allows participants in traditional and alternative energy to connect the dots and form the collaborations that drive research, technology transfer, funding and commercialization..
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Tom Corbett today addressed more than 150 people at the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) conference in Harrisburg about how energy efficiency in Pennsylvania will lead to cost savings for consumers.
PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1oef6)
Blog››› October 4, 2012 8:59 AM EDT ››› SALVATORE COLLELUORI
Despite the prevalence of green energy in Pennsylvania, a Media Matters study found that both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette generally ignore clean energy in their reporting and neither paper has ever mentioned the overwhelming public support for green energy.
Energy Department Announces $1 Million to Evaluate Technology Pathways for Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel
October 5, 2012
In support of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced today new funding to evaluate the most promising technology paths toward achieving $2 to $4 per gallon gasoline equivalent (gge) of hydrogen fuel or less by 2020. The funding will assist in the Department’s broader efforts to give drivers and businesses more options and reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil.
Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition to Install Solar Energy Systems at a Fraction of Today’s Price
September 12, 2012
As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the Energy Department today announced the start of a new competition to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems.
October 2, 2012 4:09 pm by Stephanie Baum
A long-running venture investment summit in Philadelphia will include presentations from early stage companies for the first time. This will supplement the growth stage companies presenting at the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies’ (or PACT) IMPACT 2012 Mid Atlantic conference across life science, technology, including health IT, and clean tech sectors. Michael Harrington, the vice chairman of the IMPACT conference, is a partner with Fox Rothschild in suburban Philadelphia and represents early and growth-stage technology, life sciences and clean tech companies. He said adding the early stage component is in response to shifting trends that have resulted in fewer early stage venture conferences.
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