Sacramento needs to capitalize on clean tech exponential growth.

Sacramento needs to capitalize on clean tech exponential growth.

Everyone in the Startup community is used to seeing exponential growth or adoption projections. It is the goal of everyone with new technology to have  sales grow fast and reap the rewards. For decades people have talked about this growth in the Electric Vehicle...
California boosts cleantech with a new “100% renewables” statute

California boosts cleantech with a new “100% renewables” statute

In the last days of the session, the Legislature passed and the Governor has now signed a bill to increase markedly the commitment to renewable energy used to make electricity.  SB 100 increases the requirement  that all sellers of electricity in the state, whether...
Here’s Your Chance to Comment on How Cap and Trade Money is Spent

Here’s Your Chance to Comment on How Cap and Trade Money is Spent

The state is offering an opportunity for the public to see and comment on the new 3-year plan for spending the money raised by sale of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission allowances.  These are permits to emit the equivalent of a ton of carbon dioxide. In the past 3-year...
Burning Man displays increased adoption

Burning Man displays increased adoption

Every year 70,000 burners make the trip to the Nevada desert to Black Rock City for Burning Man for the week before Labor Day.  I have gone for the past 4 years. One of the exciting things about Burning Man is the commitment to “leave no trace”–leave the playa...
ANNOUNCEMENT! More Support for Clean Tech in Region!

ANNOUNCEMENT! More Support for Clean Tech in Region!

Coming to the Greater Sacramento Region is the Center for Alternative Fuels!  They will be working to support and accelerate transportation based  businesses in the region. Through the provision of a variety of valuable technical services—including a powerful new...
From Waste to Clean Energy For Thousands

From Waste to Clean Energy For Thousands

Energy 2001 Inc. is a relatively small business with an outsize impact in Placer County. It is led by Laura Rasmussen, a successful entrepreneur and business attorney who has taken a lead in moving her community to a sustainable tomorrow. Its base business is to take...
Charging Up The Sacramento Area

Charging Up The Sacramento Area

  ClipperCreek is Auburn’s hidden gem that plays a huge role in providing the electric vehicle market with high-quality UL-Certified, SAE-J1772 compliant Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. The locally grown company is also one of the top distributors of...
What company is combining Swagger with Clean Tech?

What company is combining Swagger with Clean Tech?

Sacramento’s Startup scene just got a little cooler with the introduction of a vintage take on new technology.  Kacy Marrs is building the coolest motorcycle on the market at his startup Marrs Cycles. Marrs Cycles started when Kacy made a personal electric cruiser...
CleanStart Expands Board

CleanStart Expands Board

This month, CleanStart enhanced our board by adding 3 new members: Kiara Reed, Dan Keollen, and Brian Hoblit.  We are excited about the new possibilities their experience brings to our mission to grow the clean tech community and to support the acceleration of clean...
New Partner Chicostart!

New Partner Chicostart!

While attending Chico State, I was part of the first student team leading the Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business. It was a life-changing experience.  Having followed the Northern California Startup Community, I was excited to see the creation of...

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