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A123 Runs Out of Juice

Out of juice.Not so long ago, I was long on A123 Systems. But over the course of 3 years, I went from long to wrong. I was enthusiastic about the company's products, its lineup of investors (GE, Qualcomm, Sequoia Capital), and its partnerships...

Posted October 18, 2012    

Cleantech Investors: Consider the Hype Cycle

I had an email exchange the other day with my friend John Moore of Acorn Energy, a long-time energy entrepreneur and investor who wrote to me, almost as an afterthought, "FWIW, I am seeing interest in cleantech crumble with the Indexes." "I'm...

Posted August 13, 2012    

Is the Sky Falling for Cleantech Investment?

 As Henny Penny cried, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling."  And to look at the latest report on quarterly cleantech venture investment released last week by Cleantech Group, one might think the same is true for this sector. "...

Posted July 23, 2012    

Baby You Can Drive My (Electric) Car

Electric vehicles have come a long way since the days for the botched EV-1 experiment of the 1990s. Fisker KarmaFormerly considered tin cans without much oomph or sex appeal, EVs took a back seat to the more trendy hybrids (Prius) and powerful SUVs...

Posted May 11, 2012    

Contrarian Investors Take Stage at Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum

 "Energy efficiency is the cleaner energy option that pays for itself," suggested Mark Fulton to the large crowd gathered for the Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum last Thursday evening. "It applies already existing technologies...

Posted April 17, 2012    

What We Talk About When We Talk About Protecting and Saving

This post originally appeared on The Green Skeptic in March 2008, when I was about to speak at the Aspen Environment Forum. It's reprinted here as I am on hiatus from writing the blog. I promise to be back at it soon. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy...

Posted January 11, 2012    

Wind Industry Just Hot Air? The Green Skeptic on FOX Business

On Tuesday I sat down with Stuart Varney & Company on FOX Business to talk about wind power and the relative merits of distributed generation versus big wind farms, including the need for transmission and grid infrastructure improvements to make...

Posted December 28, 2011    

An Email from Santa to Climate Skeptics: An Annual Green SkepticTradition

A few Christmases ago, I published this email from Santa, which arrived on the night before the night before Christmas. Readers had so much fun with it, it's become an annual tradition. Enjoy! And have a Happy Holiday. Scott, aka The Green...

Posted December 27, 2011    

What Energy Efficient Light Bulb Regulations Mean: The Green Skeptic on WSJ.com

GE Lighting Institute's Mary Beth Gotti and The Green Skeptic's Scott Edward Anderson join Wendy Bounds on WSJ.com's LunchBreak to discuss new energy efficient federal light bulb regulations that take effect on January 1, 2012. Here's a link to...

Posted December 22, 2011    

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

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...

Posted December 1, 2011    

Will Wireless Vehicle Charging Become Like EZPass?

Image via Wikipedia A rather poor diagram of inductive charging. Qualcomm, long a leader in the wireless and mobile space, is expanding into in the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its acquisition last week of HaloIPT. The acquisition,...

Posted November 17, 2011    

Is It Time For Clean Energy Investing To Go Online?

Longtime readers of The Green Skeptic will recall that back in 2008, I was working on a start-up venture that became the unfortunate victim of the market collapse coupled with, as Andy Swan kept reminding me every time it dipped, the plummeting...

Posted November 1, 2011