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Time to step up clean-energy drive (Business Times)

The following was published on April 9, 2011

The assumption of cheap conventional energy consumption is wrong and we can’t wait for another energy shock to scramble for solutions. By Ron Mahabir

ANYONE still keen on nuclear power generation after Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Idaho Falls and most recently Fukushima, should be encouraged to move their family within close proximity of the nearest nuclear power plant or radioactive waste disposal site. Continue reading

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Former US Trade Under Secretary Joins Asia Cleantech

Asia Cleantech Capital, an investment firm that focuses on clean technology (“cleantech”) startups, today announced that Franklin L. Lavin has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Former Under Secretary for International Trade at the United States Department of Commerce and United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Lavin will promote energy and environmental issues and global relationships to help Asia Cleantech’s growing portfolio of renewable energy and clean transportation companies in the region. Founded in 2006, Asia Cleantech is a pioneer in Asia’s developing cleantech markets and is focused on rolling out proven technologies in the renewable energy (solar, wind, bioenergy, and small-hydro) and clean transportation (electric vehicles, sustainable biofuels) sectors.

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