Clean Energy & Conservation

As the nation’s leader in clean energy, California is dedicated to expanding clean energy markets, providing the opportunity for innovation, investment, job creation, and manufacturing. Clean energy includes the development of clean technology to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution and the conservation of water and other natural resources.The clean energy economy is a priority to California as we lead the nation in all areas of clean energy including new wind and solar capacity, deployment of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and registration of new green buildings. 


8/7/2013 2:52:00 PM
Kiverdi is an advanced sustainable oils and chemicals company developing disruptive, drop-in replacements to oleochemicals and petrochemicals using our proprietary Carbon Engineering™ Platform, a bioprocessing technology capable of converting low-cost, abundant waste carbon into high-value chemicals at a fraction of the cost of current approaches, making our products a particularly interesting proposition in the $375 billion market for personal and household care products where customers are demanding cost-competitive, sustainable, higher-performing alternatives. ...Read More
8/7/2013 2:47:00 PM

Over 125 billion rigid plastic containers are produced and consumed in the US every year, but according to the EPA only 28% are recycled with the rest piling up in landfills and oceans. There is an undeniable packaging waste problem in today’s society, which suggests that innovation opportunities are plenty in the packaging industry.

Ecologic Brands is an Oakland, CA-based sustainable packaging startup known for creating America’s first molded paper bottle, which consists of an outer shell made with 100% recycled cardboard and newspapers, integrated with a thin inner pouch, made with up to 70% less plastic than traditional plastic bottles. Post-use, the outer shell can be composted or recycled with paper, and the inner pouch can be recycled with #4 plastic.

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SaveME Batteries
8/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
SaveME Batteries is an early stage Company based out of San Diego that has developed an innovative program for consumers to purchase and exchange batteries.  By deploying several technologies that combines high end rechargeable batteries with automated kiosk management they are able to offer the public an affordable and high performance alternative to traditional, disposable alkaline batteries.  The long term goal is to help communities create a new and sustainable consumption pattern that will benefit all of us for generations to come. ...Read More