Editor’s Pick New legislation approved in September and effective from the start of 2013, allows chefs to sell food that is cooked in a home kitchen.
Venture capital industry interest and investment in smart grid startups has been up and down over the past five years, ranging from a peak of nearly $316 million in 2009 to around $100 million or less in 2011 (as of the end of September). There’s reason to be optimistic about the future growth of the sector, however. Powerful fundamental factors — the shift to cleaner, renewable energy sources and market deregulation among them — continue to support growth, as do smart grid proponents and technology providers.
Clean Urban Energy, a provider of web-based software designed to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, announced Thursday that it has raised $7 million in its first round of funding led by Battery Ventures.