Green California Summit Kicks Off April 7

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s efforts to combat climate change and grow a vibrant economy that will sustain both present and future generations will be highlighted at the upcoming Green California Summit in Sacramento April 7-8.

Through a program of education sessions, pre-summit training and an expo featuring scores of green products and services, the summit will highlight the wide range of policies, programs, strategies and technologies that are being actively implemented to preserve the state’s natural resources.

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Israel Announces National CleanTech Finalists

TEL AVIV, Israel — Six startups have been selected to advance to Israel’s national round of the CleanTech Open Global Ideas Competition, hosted in September at Tel Aviv University. The event will take place in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, researchers, managers, investors and government representatives, and will offer the winner a chance to compete at Global Entrepreneurship Week in Silicon Valley, Calif. this November.

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Pew Research Predicts U.S. Will Lag in Green Markets

WASHINGTON — A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT) argues that the green economy in the United States is currently at a tipping point, a moment when the future of the green technology, construction and energy markets will either receive a massive boost and grow into the future, or resign to stagnation. The PCT is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in Philadelphia, which strives to change the public dialogue on matter of public policy.

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