Europe's Love Affair with the Investor Confidence Project Gets Serious

March 17, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Europe and Investment

The European Commission is supporting an initiative to increase private investment in energy efficiency, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP). ICP is accelerating the development of a global energy efficiency market by standardizing how projects are developed and energy savings are calculated.[read more]

Investors Voice Market Support for Methane Regulation

October 16, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Investors and Methane


A group of investors managing more than $300 billion in market assets sent a letter to the United States Environmental Protection Administration and the White House, calling for the federal government to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.[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]

I Almost Bought Hawaii's Electric Utility for $6B and Made It a Renewables Paradise

June 4, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Renewables Paradise?

I have a confession to make. In 2011 I became involved, in a small way, in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to buy out HECO, Hawaii's electric utility, and take it private. The plan was to shift HECO from its reliance on fossil fuels and allow the island to be powered by its natural gifts of geothermal, solar and wind.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: ‘We Will Create Our Own Oil Company’

April 19, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil Industry Changes

The changing global oil refining picture has seen several mid-range to large companies spin off their downstream operations in recent years, but the trend has yet to travel up the food chain to the world’s largest oil companies, despite pressure from investors to do so.[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]

Solar Industry Momentum at Risk

June 26, 2011 by Arno Harris

I spoke this week on a panel at REFF Wall Street about the U.S. utility solar market. REFF is one of my favorite conferences in the renewable industry. It’s well attended and presents a mid-year opportunity to catch up on the year’s progress and compare notes on the challenges ahead. This year my message was mixed. On the one hand,...[read more]

Should FaceBook’s investors be worried that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from coal?

February 23, 2010 by Tom Raftery

Photo credit The Sierra Club Should FaceBook’s investors be worries that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from primarily coal-fired power? FaceBook is fourth largest web property (by unique visitor count) and well on its way to becoming third. It is valued in excess of $10 billion and its investors include...[read more]

Cameco in hunt for acquisitions

February 1, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Proceeds from sale of stake in gold firm fuel drive for growth This report is based on an article in Fuel Cycle Week, V9N360, January 20, 2010, published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC. Stock prices referenced in this article are in the currency of the country of origin and cited as of market close January 19, 2010...[read more]

MAC Alliance: Promise of Clean Tech in Region

November 5, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

Day Two of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance Conference this week featured the first clean tech track in the history of the conference, an indication that the sector is emerging in this region.The clean tech track opened with a "financing panel," a good mix of investors, analysts, and utility service companies, including the...[read more]