Archive for August, 2012

Formula E Championship – electric Formula 1 to hit the circuits

Electric cars will compete in a new global formula racing series after a deal between motorsport’s governing body and a group of investors who plan to stage international races around city-centre landmarks. The Formula E championship will start in 2014 and involve 10 teams and 20 drivers, the aim being to draw competitors from traditional […]

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GE launches its $10 million Ecomagination Challenge in Australia

Today, GE launched the Australia & New Zealand Low Carbon ecomagination Challenge 2012, a $10 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to reduce carbon emissions – and just might get funded. GE has teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms in Australia and […]

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Meet Australia’s next clean tech superstars – Part two

As we outlined in part one of our exposé on Australia’s next green superstars yesterday, the concept of clean tech is increasingly stretching across different industries.   Rather than large-scale wind farms or solar panels, start-ups are finding that the concept of sustainability is applying to smaller, leaner and cheaper businesses.   Yesterday, we showed how the […]

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Meet Australia’s next clean tech superstars – Part one

The contentious implementation of the carbon tax last month is designed, in part, to spur clean energy technology. But this isn’t the only driver for green start-ups.   Indeed, Andrew Stead, director of business development at ATP Innovations, says that there are several broader, more important factors that are helping clean energy innovators off the […]

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