About: clean technologies

Patent chief: Kyoto sparked clean tech revolution

The Kyoto protocol triggered a surge in new patent applications in the clean energy sector, Benoît Battistelli, president of the European Patent Office (EPO), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 27-07-2010

China expert: Europe leads race for China clean tech market

European companies still have a stronger foothold in China's growing clean technology market than their American counterparts, Xiaomei Tan, China expert at the World Resources Institute (WRI), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 26-05-2010

First Solar: Solar firms in ‘horse race’ for technology leadership

David Eaglesham, chief technology officer at First Solar, says all photovoltaic companies are scrambling to make efficiency and cost improvements. But if Europe is to retain its leadership, decisions on a regulatory framework are crucial, he told EURACTIV in an interview.
Energy 04-11-2009

Scholar: ‘Don’t choose clean tech winners too early’

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making the early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 03-09-2009

Economist: Index-linked carbon bonds to kickstart lending

Bonds providing a hedge against the risk of governments missing their climate commitments could give investors the necessary confidence to invest in low-carbon projects, Professor Michael Mainelli from Z/Yen, a City of London-based risk management firm, told EURACTIV in an interview.