• 00:33

    Cleantech Investments and Africa: A Natural Fit

    in Business

    Cleantech investments are on the rise globally. 2010 figures are exceeding 2009 figures, according to the CleanTech Group. But how does Africa figure in this picture? Kyle Denning of Sustainable Energy Solutions says the Cleantech sector is poised for growth in Africa once a few projects prove viable. Cary Lee Peterson of Ecco2 is convinced that their project in Nigeria is one of those key projects that will open the watershed for cleantech projects on the continent. Both Peterson and Denning join AfribizTalk to share about their niche in the Cleantech sector in Africa.
    Ecco2 has recently signed agreements with both the Haitian and Nigerian governments to bring their carbon emission reducing devices to market in each of the countries. It would seem strange for Ecco2 to enter economies with high unemployment and poverty, but cost of the technology is affordable compared to other solutions and they have found a way to generate revenue while providing the technology for free. Peterson shares that the carbon credits earned by the installation of the Ecco2 technology are signed over to them to trade on the carbon commodities exchange.
    Denning says with projects like this focus can be on social and environmental impact while being economically viable.
    Listen to the entire episode.

  • 00:29

    GCS - Green House Incubator - Meet the Director Bernie Burgener

    in Environment

    Bernie Burgener is the executive director of the Greenhouse Accelerator, where he helps to create local green jobs by advising and financially supporting startup entrepreneurs in green technology business ventures. Early in his career Bernie helped fund and grow businesses in various countries and industries in South America, working for a private investment company out of Lima, Peru.  He then worked for over twenty years with a water treatment company in Atlanta, leading its international business development.

    Greenhouse Accelerator:

    The Greenhouse Accelerator is a non-profit organization and provides its help for free, working with cleantech entrepreneurs over a period of up to three years;  it also provides seed loans, but does not invest in equity.  Its key objective is to help green entrepreneurs create sustainable local jobs and it measures its success along a triple bottom line:  its impacts on revenues generated, on sustainable jobs created, and on the responsible use of natural resources.  It is a community effort – the local community of successful entrepreneurs and senior executives who are willing to help a new startup succeed.

  • 00:30

    Zachary Shahan - CleanTechnica

    in Energy

    Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

    Website: http://zacharyshahan.com
    Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/author/zshahan/#2Eggf6douhWi1KhC.99

  • 00:16

    HIA-LI 5th Annual Energy & Environmental Conference

    in Energy

    It has almost been a year since Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York area. Now more than ever, energy has become a key focal point as well as the need for education and solutions that make sense. On today’s show, David Winchester, the Chief Learning Officer of CleanTech Rocks, LLC  is going to talk about the upcoming Hauppauge Industrial Association-LI’s 5 Annual Energy & Environmental Conference on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Stony Brook University.
    The event will focus on three areas:
    to Educate and Inform Long Island Businesses About the LIPA and PSE&G Energy Transition, Introduce Student Power and CleanTech Program and allow attendees to interact, network and learn from each other. Tune in to this special segment of the Clean Energy View, as host, June Stoyer talks to David Winchester, Chief Learning Officer of Clean Tech Rocks, LLC. to discuss the upcoming event. To learn more, please visit HIA-LI.org or www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.

  • 02:39

    Andrew Williams Jr & Catherine Francis - 100th Show!!

    in Self Help

    In The 1st Hour:
    Conversations w/Andrew Williams Jr. - Covering the recent African Union meetings in NY & upcoming Plan of Action then talk about the upcoming cleantech expo in Los Angeles - - In The 2nd Hour: The Money, The Jobs & Opportunities w/Catherine Francis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOJB0ltWks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNCLZUsw67s  

  • 01:00

    Focus on our Future – Creating an Innovation Hub

    in Environment

    Bruce Wright, President

    Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI), the University of Arizona, and the Office of University Research Parks


    To begin with, Bruce is a thought leader, a visionary, a man of action AND a communitarian! (Don't you love that?) He helped create AzCI, a high technology business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into successful ventures. Bruce's research interests include regional economic development, international trade and business development, and technology development and commercialization. In addition to his role as President of AzCI, Bruce also serves as an adjunct instructor in the UA Department of Geography and Regional Development. I very much look forward to learning more about AzCI's successes and plans for the future. This show sponsored by The University of Arizona.

  • 01:04

    Roundtable on Advanced Energy Conference, NYC April 30-May 1

    in Culture

    Wednesday, April 24, 6pm EDT:The Advanced Energy Conference will be at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC on April 30-May 1. Today's Advanced Energy Roundtable with feature the following guests: David Winchester of Clean-Tech Rocks and Pat Malone. David Winchester is the founder and Chief Learning Officer of CleanTech Rocks, a company with the mission to stimulate the development and success of clean-tech companies and professionals.  CleanTech Rocks focuses on developing innovative business and learning programs across all sectors of clean technology to provide companies and individuals with a competitive advantage. David has developed and directed the CleanTech Quickstart program to rapidly transition experienced “professionals in transition”, entrepreneurs, students and executives into the CleanTech sector. Pat is the Executive Director of The Center for Corporate Education and Training and the Advanced Energy Institute in the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook University. 
    Pat launched the Advanced Energy Training Institute as a resource for offering recognized credentials in a greening economy. Under her direction the institute was a core research partner in the federally funded green jobs study which assessed emerging, existing and transforming jobs in the clean-tech sector. Go to http://www.aertc.org for more information.
    You can Listen on-line at www.abetterworld.tv Or listen by phone! 602 753-1860

  • 00:36

    #GiveStartUpsAChance Understanding StartUp Legalities

    in Entrepreneur

    Join me for this episode to learn about the legal considerations as an entrepreneur and/or startup. 
    Gal is a Practitioner of Foreign Law and brings to Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) his experience as a global Corporate lawyer focusing on technology companies. Beginning his legal career in Israel, Gal moved his practice to FMC’s cross-border platform in 2010. He represents individual investors and venture capital funds investing in high growth emerging companies, and acts for investors forming technology investment funds. Fluent in four languages, Gal has experience in media, cleantech and life sciences technology transactions in various jurisdictions, including Canada, US, China, Europe and the Middle East. Gal is a legal adviser for entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital funds and purchasers of new technologies. His areas of industry are consumer web and mobile, data analytics, SaaS, medical devices, drug delivery, energy efficiency and green chemistry.
    Gal's Twitter handle @FMC_Technology
    search #giverstartusachance for related episodes

  • 00:31

    Clean Energy View: Can We Balance Economics & Environment?

    in Energy

    Is it possible to create a "Harmonious Society" in which there is a balance between the economy, society, and the environment? If so, what options do we have? How much regulation is actually needed? Can we successfully reduce emissions; insure the safety of workers and of the community? What measures can we take to minimize the amount of waste produced, energy consumed and better manage our most precious resources, land and water? Is there a way to create a social value with workers, the community and shareholders?
    In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to expert, Michael Gilbert to discuss the sustainability of cleantech. Bio: Michael H. Gilbert has over 20 years experience in Cleantech, Sustainability, and Energy Strategy. As an Independent Strategy and Business Consultant, he provides strategic advice and analysis on sustainability issues to corporations and investors. This includes companies in the following areas: algae bio-feedstock commercialization, concentrating solar power, carbon capture and air filtration, tidal energy, biomass to fuel, energy, power, biofuels, green buildings, waste management and recycling. Mr. Gilbert worked as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Global Green Solutions, Inc. from 2007-2009. Prior to his tenure with Global Green Solutions, Inc., Mr. Gilbert worked for Pitney Bowes, Inc. as theManager for Futures Strategy, Corporate Strategy Department from 2005-2007 and as the Manager for Energy, Environment Health & Safety from 1998-2005. He worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency as a Manager for International Environmental Technical Assistance and as Project Manager for Hazardous Waste Remediation (Superfund).He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and certified energy manager (CEM). Mr. Gilbert has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and an MS, Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

  • 00:27

    Atlanta financing its energy efficient future

    in Environment

    Ben Taube is the President of BLT Sustainable Energy, Inc. Ben has many years of working with the public and private sector at the local, state, and federal levels. Ben has spent many years of his career working across the globe on behalf of many cleantech companies. Ben Taube also serves as a Senior Vice President for Evaporcool LLC, partner of Consensus Energy, and the current Executive Director as well as a Senior Strategic Advisor of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) which is a nonprofit headquartered in Atlanta, GA with a mission to deploy energy efficiency across 11 southeast States. The organization is comprised of public and private interests. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ben served as the Public Affairs Manager for the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute where he was responsible for planning, coordinating, and communicating GREENGUARD’s activities, capabilities, goals, and priorities to a variety of audiences. Ben also worked as the Director of Government Affairs for EcoSMART Technologies. Ben also served as the Environmental Manager for the City of Atlanta with the responsibilities of developing and enhancing environmental initiatives and policy. Ben was recently awarded the 2011 Atlanta Business Chronicle Environmental Emerging Leader Award. Mr. Taube has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Memphis and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

  • 00:30

    Rob Sisson -The Green Scissors Campaign

    in Energy

    Each year the US government spends billions of dollars to promote old energy technologies as well as new, unproven and even risky ones. Many of these technologies are destructive to public health and to the environment. However, billions of taxpayer dollars could be saved by cutting subsidies to them. Yet, we continue to ask taxpayers to subsidize these technologies of the past or to ante up money for new harmful technologies is fiscally and environmentally reckless. The government has been doling out too much money in subsidies that being used for old technologies that are not helping us secure sustainable and reliable energy. Since its inception in 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign has fought to make environmental and fiscal responsibility priorities in Washington. The campaign seeks to eliminate subsidies and programs that harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars. By making these cuts, the federal government can save money for priorities including deficit reduction. ConservAmerica has partnered with The Green Scissors Campaign to help educate and provide outreach for this initiative.
    In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Rob Sisson, President of ConservAmerica, the national grassroots organization of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Stay tuned!

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