CleanTech OC Daily - 10/1/12

Monday, October 1, 2012

Chinese companies are continuing to buy (inexpensively) struggling green tech companies. Just over the weekend, Chinese renewable power company Hanergy firmed up the purchase of solar startup Miasole for $30 million. Wanxiang could eventually acquire 80% A123 Systems who has one of the industry’s leading battery technologies.

Could energy determine 2012 Presidential election? Public Policy Polling (PPP) recently asked 22,412 likely voters in eight swing states how they felt about “clean air and clean energy policies” and how candidates’ positions on those issues might affect their vote. The poll found that, by a margin of 54% to 27%, undecided voters in those eight crucial states favored President Obama over Governor Romney. GTM goes on to explain the poll results in detail…

The Energy Datapalooza at the White House brings together more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts, and policy makers to celebrate new products and services that are advancing clean energy. Also, as a part of this event, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will honor the winners of the Department of Energy’s inaugural “Apps for Energy” challenge. For more details, here is a fact sheet from the White House.

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