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Hi everyone,I'm just sending this post to my list of connections; thanks for being one of them!  We're holding a contest for CleantechCollective.com - I want to increase engagement on the site, which has the greatest content anywhere on the...

Posted November 20, 2007    

More Live Blogging and Conclusions

Using the “Don’t worry about the 2050 targets (Lieberman Warner, Clinton and Obama goals) in 10 years we will all be so panicked that today’s goals won’t matter much.”  "By 2050, every building will need to be at least LEED Platinum." ...

Posted November 8, 2007    

Live Blogging Speech by CleantechCollective Member Joe Romm at GreenBuild

"Global climate change is the transformative problem of this century"  Romm is taking "An Inconvient Truth" to even less convenient conclusions. If We Delay Acting…§         We will see coastal...

Posted November 8, 2007    

Clinton: In Five Years, We'll Only Use the Grid When "Absolutely Necessary"

Former President Clinton predicted a few minutes at the opening plenary for GreenBuild in Chicago that in five years, we'll use houses like cell phones (where have we heard that analogy lately?) and we'll only use petroleum and the grid "when...

Posted November 7, 2007    

Shai’s Got the Money: $200 Million, In Fact

As some readers of this blog know, I had lunch with Shai Agassi last month in New York and was allowed a peek inside his kimono for his new business venture, now called Project Better Place.  Today he and his newly named Chairman, Idan Ofer,...

Posted October 29, 2007    

More on the Energy Bill, and Our First Cleantech Collective Podcast

Back in August I interviewed Rich Kolodziej, President of the Natural Gas Vehicles Association. The topic was the current Energy bill and as it still hasn’t passed, you may find the podcast relevant.I’ve known Rich for a long time, and I’m a big fan...

Posted October 9, 2007    

Right Cause, Wrong Reasons

My mother, who died last year, loved the beautiful farmland and rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia where she spent most of her life. But since the area so close to Washington, DC is threatened with large-scale development, she...

Posted October 4, 2007    

Today’s Urgent Decisions: Fuels for Now and the Future and A New Look at Efficiency

Last Friday, Henry Gentenaar and I sat down with Cleantech Collective members Scott Sklar and Geoff Styles. Many of you may know Scott as one of the country’s leading experts on renewable energy, and Geoff also has a consulting practice and blog,...

Posted October 2, 2007    

Lunch with Shai Agassi: What I Can Talk About

Cleantech Collective member Shai Agassi was in New York this past week for the Clinton Global Initiative. As many of you know, since he left SAP earlier this year he has been hard at work developing a business whose goal is nothing less than a...

Posted September 28, 2007    

Biofuels Panel Discussion - Bye for Now

Ironically or not, there was no power source in the auditorium, so I'm recharging elsewhere.  The Biofuels panel discussion really picked up when Andrew de Pass, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Developments Investments at Citi, noted...

Posted June 20, 2007    

Marcel Benninkmeijer, CEO Good Energies, Inc. LIVE at REFF

Benninkmeijer has started well with positing the idea of trying to incorporate an SRR ("social rate of return") to the Wall Streeters, but seems to be veering off into a plug for Good Energies.Good Energies has made major investments in REC and Q-...

Posted June 20, 2007    

Michael Eckhart LIVE at REFF

Eckhart is talking about ACORE's event in China last year.  The U.S. is hosting next year the first global meeting (WIREC) on renewables, and Eckhart is showing some spiffy, people-filled meeting rooms that look just like those shots...

Posted June 20, 2007