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Survey Lists the Best and Worst Financial Funds When it Comes to Climate Change Risk

December 13, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

A new survey released recently finds that many major institutional investors, like retirement funds and insurance companies, are putting their investments (read: your money) at risk by not addressing the negative financial impacts posed by climate change and atmospheric disruption.[read more]

Alaskan Wave Energy Project Receives Project Management Support

November 14, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Alaska and Wave Energy

Located on the Gulf of Alaska, the 750 kW Yakutat Wave Energy Project is set to make life easier for locales who have so far had to rely on diesel prices as high as $8 per gallon, thanks to the 1,000 mile journey the fuel has to make by road to get there.[read more]

Energy News: World Bank to Stop Funding Coal Projects

July 19, 2013 by Jake Schmidt

Coal and the World Bank

The World Bank Group has just agreed to stop funding coal projects. This is welcome news as the World Bank Group has funded almost $6 billion in coal projects over the past five years.[read more]

What Role Should the State's Play in Boosting the Clean Economy?

January 12, 2012 by Matthew Stepp

Currently, near-term-focused clean energy policies fall well short of spurring the kind of transformative energy technologies we need. To realize drastic carbon emission cuts, we need significantly better clean technologies in energy storage, solar, electric vehicles, critical materials and biofuels that are cheaper than their fossil fuel equivalents without subsidy in addition to the incremental improvements spurred by deployment policies.[read more]


Financing Key Bottleneck For Sustainable Energy Development

November 22, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

Money, money, money, money! Energy!That's not how the O Jays' song goes. But it may as well, and its my mental soundtrack whenever I engage in discussions of green finance. Financing and funding is a key holdup in renewable development, and indeed, in almost ever sustainability policy effort I can think of.What's frustrating is that it's...[read more]

Top 5 Things Cleantech Entrepreneurs Fail to Understand About Raising Venture Capital

October 17, 2011 by David Gold

As a venture capitalist, I review hundreds of business plans each year and physically meet with roughly a hundred entrepreneurs seeking capital. I have the advantage of doing this through the eyes of someone who has been on the other side of the table, having raised venture capital for my own start-up before becoming a VC. And while there are certainly numerous exceptions, there are themes I see across cleantech start-ups that are not specific to their technology or market but which nonetheless impede their ability to raise capital. Here is the top five…[read more]

TerraPower Update - Latest Series B Funding Round Raises $35 Million

June 15, 2010 by Rod Adams

TerraPower is working on the detailed design for a Traveling Wave Reactor that can effectively convert and consume actinide isotopes that are often considered to be waste products in a traditional light water reactor. The company was spun out of Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures after the team's design progress attracted the...[read more]

A week of Controversy in Copenhagen

December 13, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

The mainstream press has been keeping a close eye on the COP15 conference in Copenhagen which was always set to generate a host of strong feelings both outside the conference hall and within. A week into the conference and it has not failed to deliver the expected controversy. At the end of the first week an unauthorized 40,000 person...[read more]

Four fearless futures for nuclear energy in America

December 6, 2009 by Dan Yurman

It’s not too early to think about what needs to be done in 2010 Claims that one will turn over a new leaf in January, via new year’s resolutions, often get a bum rap. For example, will you go to the gym and lose all extra pounds gained during the holiday season? Usually, the rap is deserved because our good intentions fade by the time...[read more]