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“The amount of investment is not continuing to plummet; it’s stable. Some might say we’ve reached bottom.”

— Dallas Kachan

Cleantech Investing Hits Bottom and Stabilizes, June 11, 2009

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A layman’s overview of the basic principles of water management. Describes pros and cons of contemporary water practices, and explains how selected businesses manage their water resources. A must-read for company executives charged with setting corporate water strategy.

A new type of renewable natural gas from sustainable sources could eventually complement solar and wind as a primary source of utility-grade renewable energy. Chemically similar to fossil-based natural gas, it holds the promise of being transportable in existing pipelines and useable in today’s equipment. Who are the emerging vendors, and where are the opportunities likely to be? Read this report by Kachan & Co. 

It’s still very early, but interest is growing in technologies to make electricity from osmosis. Osmotic-power technologies capture energy created when salt water and fresh water mix, a process that happens naturally in deltas and estuaries around the world. But can these technologies overcome efficiency, cost and scale-up challenges quickly enough to be commercially viable and make a difference?

Who are the leading vendors, and where are the opportunities today? Read this report by Kachan & Co. 

Tiny Toronto lighting vendor Cavet Technologies thinks it's got a game changer. The company has introduced a lighting controller it claims can lower the power consumption of a whole fluorescent light circuit by 35%+ with a single plug in box. If true, it could represent a new type of lighting controller, easier to install and less expensive. Which could spell trouble for existing lighting controller and LED fixture companies. 

But is the company's power wave-shaping science real? What do customers say? Read this report by Kachan & Co.