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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Climate change and business part of Chicago Ideas Week

Climate change and business were on the agenda of Chicago Ideas Week amid the wide range of thought-provoking events scattered throughout the city these last few days. At a gathering Wednesday night, local experts in climate change issues and economic matters shared … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Wondering how other businesses are using renewable energy? Get a sneak peek

A handful of Chicago-area business owners with renewable-energy systems on their premises are inviting anyone curious enough to stop by on Saturday for a firsthand look at how they work. Fifteen businesses are participating in the Illinois Solar Tour, a daylong … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Why green entrepreneurs need to protect their ideas

Green-tech entrepreneurs, like most other start-up folks, probably spend more time worrying about securing their next round of financing compared with, say, intellectual property protection. But they ignore it at their peril. So says Jim Naughton, chairman of the green … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Tapping old, new technology to boost the life span of city’s trees

The Stanford, Conn.-based tree maintenance company Bartlett Tree Experts is aiming to help Chicago-area clients maximize the longevity of their trees by tapping high-tech solutions from the IT lab and testing low-tech solutions borrowed from ancient cultures. The company’s research arm … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Clean-tech entrepreneurs gather to explore Illinois growth options

Leaders of Illinois’ “clean energy” movement gathered in Chicago yesterday and called more coherent state legislation and better financing opportunities as essential ingredients to attract growth in the renewable energy sector here. More than 100 clean-tech entrepreneurs, finance executives, policy … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: A website to assess your home’s energy efficiency

With Chicago temperatures dipping into the frigid zone, two local entrepreneurs are betting their new green startup will cater to the legions of homeowners who aren’t doing all they can to be energy efficient. Energy Results co-founders Jason Blumberg and … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Indie Energy digs deep for renewable heating and cooling

Indie Energy co-founders Daniel Cheifetz, left, and Erik Larson at the Walgreens store in Oak Park that’s now heated via their company’s technology. Shoppers stepping into a Walgreens that opened this week in Oak Park would probably never guess the store … Continue reading

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