CleanTech OC Daily - 1/4/13

Friday, January 4, 2013

Support CleanTech OC member QuantumSphere on Kickstarter
Hurricane Sandy  left more than 8 million Americans went without electricity, some exceeding twelve days. Met Air Power is working to combat this problem with the introduction of the MetAir Solstice, a powerful 55,000 mAh Portable Zinc-Air Battery Charger. Check out their Kickstarter campaign and learn more about  how you can stay connected and informed with first responders, family, friends, and government agencies in the event of an emergency or disaster situation.

Green Jobs And The Wind Production Tax Credit Extension
What does the recent extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) mean for green jobs? The delay on the extension cost the wind industry hundreds of jobs and stress on companies who were gaining momentum. The extension will allow the wind industry, and related manufacturing facilities, to get back on track and potentially reinstate workers who had been recently laid off or furloughed.

Water, Food, Transportation: Where Green Tech Investments Will Go In 2013
A few green tech sectors (water, food, and transportation) weathered a difficult storm in 2012 and have great promise in 2013. Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group, expects strong investor interest in the following areas:

1. Water

2. Clean web

3. Oil gas

4. Waste-to-energy

5. Agriculture and food

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