The #Cleantech Buzz:
What We're Reading This Week

The #cleantech world moves pretty fast. Check out the top trends, articles and insights we're tracking this week!

Investing 

  • VIDEO: WUSA9 – Department of Energy Student Business Plan Competition ft FGC Plasma

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  • Bill Gates announces he will invest $2 billion in breakthrough energy R&D. But, #cleantech investing guru Jigar Shah fired up his famous Twitter feed to say “As you know I am not against more R&D, I am against R&D instead of deployment b/c today’s solutions aren’t good”.

 

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McKinsey&Company / Insights & Publications: Lower oil prices, but more renewables – what’s going on?

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Technology & Business Development 

Crain’s Chicago: Why Caterpillar is letting its’ geek flag fly

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Crain’s Chicago: United’s biofuels investment could bring refinery to Chicago

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CET blog: Building a better battery: JCESR Science + CET Venture Development 

Policy 

Sun-Times Editorial: Court ruling boosts need for Illinois clean energy bill 

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By Emily Achler | July 6, 2015