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The Global Cleanweb Initiative Looks to Brazil as a Leader in the Digital Clean Tech Space

The Global Cleanweb Initiative Looks to Brazil as a Leader in the Digital Clean Tech Space | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
The Global Cleanweb Initiative has been created to promote the cleanweb movement and bring together communities to create solutions related to transportation, energy and agriculture, among others.
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Also grand Brazil joining the Global Cleanweb community!

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Also grand Brazil joining the Global Cleanweb community!

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13 energy data startups to watch in 2013

13 energy data startups to watch in 2013 | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
Data analytics took the energy sector by storm in 2012, and a bunch of companies launched, raised funding and grew their businesses last year. Here’s 13 energy data startups you should watch in 2013.
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How Data and Social Pressure Can Reduce Home Energy Use by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360

How Data and Social Pressure Can Reduce Home Energy Use by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360 | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
With the relationship between utilities and their customers changing in unprecedented ways, new companies are deploying vast amounts of data and social psychology techniques to try to persuade people to use less electricity in their homes.
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Ecosummit 2012: smart solutions for the renewable sector

Ecosummit 2012: smart solutions for the renewable sector | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

Ecosummit 2012 in Düsseldorf 14-15 Nov debating Cleanweb versus Cleantech.

 

Quote from PV Magazine article: 

 

[...] "How much activity are you seeing in this space, sometimes referred to as Cleanweb?

 

The difference between Cleanweb and Cleantech is hardware, Cleanweb basically is a software-only Cleantech solution. But if you look at P2P car sharing - which some people consider to be Cleanweb, too - the new players like Carzapp in Germany have hardware solutions that they build into the cars to open them with the smartphone. In this case, the hardware-based solution is better than the software-only solution with manual key exchange between owner and renter. The reason why people like Cleanweb is that it enjoys the software business model dynamics without hardware complexity. I think Cleanweb is a trend but will not save the planet on its own. You cannot make, transmit and store energy without big hardware. And energy is at the core of Cleantech. Making Cleantech intelligent is the way forward."

 

Ecosummit website: http://ecosummit.net/

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Cleanweb, internet che accelera le tecnologie verdi | QualEnergia.it

Cleanweb, internet che accelera le tecnologie verdi | QualEnergia.it | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

"Gli addetti ai lavori ne sono certi: siamo di fronte a una rivoluzione. Un cambiamento epocale che nasce dall'incontro tra l'information technology e la sostenibilità e che potrà accelerare lo sviluppo delle tecnologie pulite.[..] Nel fine settimana tra il 30 novembre e il 2 dicembre, la Hackathon sbarcherà a Roma, seconda città europea a ospitare questo evento"


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Read the recap about the Open Knowledge and Sustainability Stream at OKFestival

Read the recap about the Open Knowledge and Sustainability Stream at OKFestival | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

"The open knowledge community came together in Helsinki for the one of the biggest events of the year: the Open Knowledge Festival, gathering for a week more than a thousand people from civil society, international institutions, government and businesses. [...]

 

Open Knowledge and Sustainability Stream examined the value of open knowledge, open data and open source for the sustainability context."

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Expert Voices: David Gilford on Cleanweb Hackathon for Sustainability

Expert Voices: David Gilford on Cleanweb Hackathon for Sustainability | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

National Geographic on 2nd NYC Cleanweb Hackathon, green entrepreneurship and the potential of open data on building energy data.

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Denmark wants to head Europe’s new smart grid

Denmark wants to head Europe’s new smart grid | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
Denmark should take a lead position in developing a new pan-European electricity grid, says the Danish government.

 

In the coming years, most of Europe's energy sector must adapt to a power production based on renewable energy, and by then a vital element will be missing: a common power grid, writes business.dk.

After the summer holidays, Denmark’s Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard, will initiate the foundation of a pan-European grid, when he invites the governments of, among others, Germany, Poland, England and France to negotiations about a common grid. The ambition is to construct a grid in the coming 5 to 10 years.

 

A green energy system is not possible without an integrated power market and a greater linking between the countries. Today, Northern Europe produces a lot of renewable energy. But if the green transition is to succeed, a common grid is a fundamental factor, says Martin Lidegaard.

 

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland already have a Nordic power exchange, facilitating easy trade and distribution of power. The common power exchange ensures better use of green power and increase the energy supply reliability. The Danish government aims to extend these benefits throughout Europe and see Denmark as a central player because Denmark links Scandinavia and continental Europe, and because Denmark is leading within the development of smart grid.

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EU gets closer to new energy efficiency, smart meter requirements | eMeter

EU gets closer to new energy efficiency, smart meter requirements | eMeter | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

[...] The new amendment also addresses smart meters. [...] each customer would receive a competitively priced individual smart meter to accurately record how much energy they use and when they use it. This would apply not only to end users of electricity and natural gas, but also [...] hot water service.

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Meter Data Management - A Fast Growing Market Emerging Out of the AMI Shell

Meter Data Management - A Fast Growing Market Emerging Out of the AMI Shell | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

The role and scope of meter data management is certainly on the rise with the number of smart meter installations increasing. The key challenge and the biggest concern however is the protection of consumer data. This is an important reason why some utilities are wary to outsource data management activities. [...]

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New York’s energy efficiency policies utilize emerging Cleanweb companies - Cleantech Finance

New York’s energy efficiency policies utilize emerging Cleanweb companies - Cleantech Finance | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
Both the State of New York and New York City are implementing some of the most ambitious energy efficiency goals in the country.
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New York leads the way in energy efficiency policies utilizing emerging Cleanweb companies // Read on @CleantecFinance

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New York leads the way in energy efficiency policies utilizing emerging Cleanweb companies // Read on @CleantecFinance

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Boungiorno! Roma Cleanweb Hackathon! (US Coverage)

Boungiorno! Roma Cleanweb Hackathon! (US Coverage) | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

The Roma Cleanweb Hackathon was recently held the weekend of Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd 2012.  Hosted by the Roma Tre University, the participating teams of developer...

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Cleanweb Hackathon a Roma, eco-hacktivisti all’opera e green apps vincitrici | Open Knowledge Foundation Italia - Sapere libero per tutti

Cleanweb Hackathon a Roma, eco-hacktivisti all’opera e green apps vincitrici | Open Knowledge Foundation Italia - Sapere libero per tutti | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

Un green hack-weekend da paura si è concluso a Roma, qui un breve resoconto a cura di OKFN Italia. 

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GELI's battery operating system is here

GELI's battery operating system is here | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

"A startup building operating systems for grid batteries has shipped its first products to NIST for testing in a net zero home project."

 

"GELI is an example of a so-called Clean Web company that uses information technology for cleantech aims."

 

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Cleanweb, internet che accelera le tecnologie verdi | QualEnergia.it

Cleanweb, internet che accelera le tecnologie verdi | QualEnergia.it | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
Gli addetti ai lavori ne sono certi: siamo di fronte a una rivoluzione. Un cambiamento epocale che nasce dall'incontro tra l'information technology e la sostenibilità e che potrà accelerare lo sviluppo delle tecnologie pulite.

 

Nel fine settimana tra il 30 novembre e il 2 dicembre, la Hackathon sbarcherà a Roma, seconda città europea a ospitare questo evento.

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New York’s Cleanweb Hackathon Sparks Green Ideas Where Clean-Tech and IT Intersect

New York’s Cleanweb Hackathon Sparks Green Ideas Where Clean-Tech and IT Intersect | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
The subsector called cleanweb, clean IT, energy IT or digital cleantech--all terms for businesses at the intersection of clean-tech and information technology--is attracting more venture investors as funding to traditional clean energy start-ups...
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Crowdfunding cleantech: the impact of the Cleanweb - Cleantech Finance

Crowdfunding cleantech: the impact of the Cleanweb - Cleantech Finance | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

Cleanweb in the context of VC and crowdfunding:

 

"The cleanweb is an exciting new idea and VC has been taking notice. With its low upfront capital costs, perhaps the next new idea in cleanweb could be financed via crowdfunding."

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Cleanweb – At The Intersection Of Three Communities | GreenLite Labs

Cleanweb – At The Intersection Of Three Communities | GreenLite Labs | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it

"... Cleanweb companies have the opportunity to address the daunting challenges targeted by cleantech, appeal to the eco-conscious consumer market, while building a lean, rapid growth tech company...."

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The People's Choice: An All-in-One, Mobile Utility Meter

The People's Choice: An All-in-One, Mobile Utility Meter | Smart Energy Systems | Scoop.it
VELObill, a software product that gathers all of the real-time data on your electricity, natural gas and water usage into one smartphone view, took first prize in the people's choice category of the "Apps for Energy" contest.
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