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Looking for a Place to Locate Your Clean Energy Startup? These Are the Best States

July 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Energy Startup Locations

Every cleantech startup company wants the same things: access to capital, a local pool of young talent, a strong incubation network and vision from policymakers. Many states offer one or a couple of these, but only a handful have the full package. So where are these states?[read more]

Smart Investors, Not VCs, Are Funding Growth-Stage Cleantech Startups

June 11, 2014 by Rob Day

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up an analysis of early-stage cleantech venture rounds so far this year. I came away with the conclusion that very little was happening, except for in cases where a startup could perhaps be considered "cleantech" but was actually funded for entirely different reasons.[read more]

How to Succeed as a Cleantech Startup? Transcend the Category

March 25, 2014 by Rob Day

Was Nest a cleantech startup? Was Waze? To be blunt, who really cares? Taken from the standpoint of returns-maximizing VCs, it's quite a little bit irrelevant how you might have found the investment opportunity, if you were lucky enough to be a backer of Nest.[read more]

Ten Startup Tips for Utility CEOs: The Final Five

July 2, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Business models for electric utilities are changing – regardless of what the EPA does about carbon emissions, and learning to live like a startup business is not just a good intellectual exercise for utility CEOs – it’s a necessity.[read more]

DOE's High Impact Energy Innovation Incubator Program

May 13, 2013 by Matthew Stepp
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DOE Asst. Secretary of EERE David Danielson

Buried in the President’s FY2014 budget proposal is an interesting reform that could impact energy innovation without relying on Congress for any new – and hard to come by – federal investments.[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]

The Hitchikers Guide to Cleantech: Building A Global Resource for Entrepreneurs

October 4, 2011 by Christopher Williams

At first, the Green Light Distrikt was just a place for me to jot down some thoughts that had been brewing for a while. Last year, it turned into a place to write about what was happening within the cleantech industry in a specific city as it pertained to young professionals, notice the different cities in the header. Now, the the Green...[read more]

The New Republic: Geographic Clustering's Relationship to Cleantech Innovation

February 24, 2011 by Breakthrough Institute
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Over at the New Republic, Mark Muro and Jonothan Rothwell have published two posts on the intense geographic clustering of the 100 companies likely to make the greatest impact on the cleantech market in the next decade, a list developed by the Cleantech Group with The Guardian. The scholars find that the cleantech market's most promising...[read more]

OPINION: A guest post from Promotum

September 28, 2010 by Doris de Guzman

I am encouraging the green blog readers to submit their views and opinions about what is going on in the green chemical space. Here's our first one from Sam Nejame, founder of Promotum. ------------------- Doris is a great voice for green chemicals and it's an honor to be able to contribute to her blog. I always like reading about what...[read more]