How the Internet of things could save the environment

By 2020, there will be around 50 billion devices connected to a wireless network — and a huge chunk of those devices will be able to drastically reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact by virtue of being connected to the Internet, said telecom giant Ericsson’s chief executive Hans Vestberg.

Giving clean energy an American makeover

In American politics, energy and the environment are rocky issues. So when President Obama called this week for the U.S. to run on 80 percent clean energy by 2035, he couched it in terms that this capitalistic, economically anxious nation know best: Money and jobs.

The road to green is paved with data

This article is brought to you by Thomson Reuters and the Knowledge Effect. To learn more, please click here. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. Thomson Reuters had no involvement in the content of this post.

ZenRobotics robot recyclers go for green in the CleanTech Open

For such an essential part of the green economy, recycling remains a dirty, messy business. Enter ZenRobotics, which adds artificial intelligence to industrial robots to enable them to recycle construction waste. The company recently won Finland’s CleanTech Open competition and will represent the country at this week’s Cleantech Open Global Ideas Final.

Nexant raises $43M for cleantech consulting

Nexant, a clean-energy consulting firm, has closed a $43 million round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Oak Investment Partners and Intel Capital with participation from TeleSoft and Beacon. The San Francisco-based startup raised the first $32 million of the round in July.