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Quick Response on 60 Minutes Story

January 8, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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60 Minutes Reaction

I was contacted by 60 Minutes because I have written a lot about flaws in our energy policies which ultimately resulted in a lot of wasted tax dollars, particularly on biofuel projects. I am no foe of cleantech. I have worked off and on in cleantech for many years, and my current job is in cleantech.[read more]

Mind The Gap: Funding Challenges For Capital Efficient Startups

December 23, 2013 by Rob Day

The venture capital model is predicated on one big concept: Investing capital in differently priced tranches over time as risk is removed from a developing entrepreneurial effort. It wouldn't make sense to invest all the capital a startup would ever need on day one -- how would you price it?[read more]

Cleantech Investment and the Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 8, 2013 by Eric Wesoff

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Dow Jones VentureSource and Factiva combined their data sets to compare the number of venture deals across cleantech sectors to media mentions in those same sectors. The time frame is 2007 to 2012.[read more]

A Tale of Two Cleantechs

May 16, 2013 by Rob Day

There are cleantech markets that add up to trillions of dollars of revenue opportunity per year that are practically screaming out to be overtaken by new, more efficient technologies and market processes.[read more]

New IEA Report Issues Strategic Recommendations for Clean Energy Scale-Up

December 8, 2011 by Alex Trembath
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How can the world finance a massive scale up of clean energy technologies? That is the topic of the Clean Energy Group's latest report, "Strategies to Finance Large-Scale Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects: An Economic Development and Infrastructure Approach." The report, commissioned by the International Energy Agency (IEA), treats...[read more]

New Policy Approaches Are Key To Scale Up Renewable Energy

December 7, 2011 by Lewis Milford

Governments should consider scaling up renewable energy as part of their robust economic development strategy, rather than just as an environmental strategy with the secondary benefits of job creation. Such an approach is fundamental for attracting new private-sector investment to finance renewable projects at a scale that is needed to...[read more]

Predictions for Cleantech in 2012

December 7, 2011 by Dallas Kachan

It’s December again (how did that happen!?) and our annual time for reflection here at Kachan & Co. So as we close out 2011, let’s look towards what the new year may have in store for cleantech. There are eggshells across the sector for 2012. Global economic uncertainty in particular is leaving some skeptical about the chances for...[read more]

Can Renewable Energy Policy Survive US Politics?

December 6, 2011 by Arno Harris
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This post also ran on The Hill's Congress Blog in advance of comments I'll be making at this week's ACORE's National Policy Forum. There’s a chill in the air that hints at the stormy weather ahead for renewable energy. After several years of success, the political winds have shifted and the water has grown choppy. We’re entering an...[read more]

A Tale of Two Cleantech Companies: My Presentation from IMPACT 2011

December 1, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

Today I presented "A Tale of Two Cleantech Companies: A case study of what leads to a successful exit or a stunning failure" at the IMPACT 2011 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic in Philadelphia, PA. I told the stories of Solyndra and CPower and how the failed and succeeded. Here are my slides from the presentation: Scott Edward...[read more]