November 29th, 2016 | by Susanna Schick
While Norwegian investors pull out because the DAPL does not meet their Corporate Social Responsibility requirements, and Energy Transfer Partners sells their company to Sunoco to better compete against Russia, I would like to propose that all investors pull their funds from this project, as there are other energy projects with a much higher ROI that actually build a stronger US economy. I am addressing Goldman Sachs because of their stated commitment to environmental stewardship and their long track record of successful investments
March 12th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Despite 2012 troubles, global clean energy markets remain strong and will nearly double within ten years, according to Clean Edge's annual industry report
September 11th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor
This is a great post from Ron Pernick of Clean Edge on how we can repower the U.S. with [&hellip
July 13th, 2012 | by Stanford University
By Mark Golden STANFORD, Calif.–U.S. investors in clean energy technology are looking to make only modest financial commitments to [&hellip
July 12th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
Global clean energy investment jumped 24% during Q2 2012 to reach $59.6 billion, led by China's 92% financing surge.
June 27th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
Joe Romm published a great piece last week on the “schizophrenia” of the Brookings Institution when it comes to [&hellip
May 29th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
In the midst of ongoing controversy regarding solar subsidies and solar trade, below is a great post by Melanie [&hellip
April 24th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston
As media perception of clean technology sectors has hit the wall hard, a study from accounting and taxation company Grant Thornton [&hellip
April 16th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
The Green Transition Scoreboard, a time-based, global tracking of the private financial system for all sectors investing in green [&hellip
January 10th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey
As emerging clean technology companies reach stages of growth that require enormous amounts of deployment capital, investment figures for 2011 reflect that market dynamic.
Last year, global corporate and venture capital investments in cleantech grew 13% over 2010, reaching almost $9 billion, according to preliminary figures released from the Cleantech Group. Most of those investments are going to companies that have already picked up one or more rounds of funding, with 85% of dollars flowing into Series B rounds or later.
The most stunning increase in activity last year was in mergers and acquisitions, which grew by 154% in 2011. Because it’s often more attractive for cleantech companies to merge with a mature corporate parent rather than go public, the amount of exits in M&A have shot up dramatically.
December 15th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
With the spotlight on environmental issues, many investors have been looking into green stocks. Green stocks are businesses involved in [&hellip
November 4th, 2011 | by Stephen Lacey
A new debate is picking up within the clean energy industry: Is the sector facing a crisis? Or is it [&hellip
August 11th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci
California’s Silicon Valley is known for launching the Internet revolution, but the region has also become the epicenter of America’s clean tech industry. Billions of dollars in venture capital funding to energy-related companies has helped the region weather the economic downturn by growing green jobs 109 percent over the last decade.
energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visited Silicon Valley to find out how the region’s shift toward clean energy is empowering tech-savvy workers and entrepreneurs to take charge of America’s energy future.
July 19th, 2011 | by Elizabeth Smyth
Recent findings by Cleantech Group revealed that venture investments in clean technology were down 33% in 2Q 2011. Compared to the $2.75 billion across 174 deals in the previous 1Q11, global investments in the second quarter produced $1.83 billion across 161 deals. This total for 2Q11 is also down 10% from the $2.03 billion invested one year prior in
July 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Some more clean (& dirty) tech policy and politics stories from the last week
May 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Any "top 10" list is going to be a bit ambiguous, unless you're ranking something that is very simply scored and ranked, like sports teams. Ranking states or countries on cleantech matters, especially cleantech or clean energy as a whole, is a little more difficult. So, I steer away from making such lists. However, if someone else makes one, it's a fun thing to cover.
Clean Edge recently published its 2nd annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index, which includes critical data and analysis on the nation's clean energy landscape. Included in the index is a ranking of the states according to their clean energy leadership. Can you guess the top
May 2nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
The recently released data reporting a substantial increase in overall Venture Capital Investment and, in particular, a near record increase for the cleantech sector, should come as encouraging news on the employment front. What is more significant than overall invested capital ($2.57 billion for Cleantech, up 52% from the previous quarter) is that the number of deals remained nearly flat, which means of course that the deal-size is up significantly. A closer look reveals that the majority of the dollars committed went to later-stage deals, many to fund scale up and commercialization phase activities, therefore driving job creation across a number of functions
April 15th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
What comes to mind when you think of China? $1/hour manufacturing of your cleantech product? 1B+ potential customers? Right and right, but now add investment capital to the mix
March 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
OnGreen is a leading and fast-growing social marketplace for cleantech. Connecting the best cleantech ideas and entrepreneurs in the world to investors, highly-needed funding, and helpful professionals in supportive fields, OnGreen is offering a tremendous service greatly needed at this time
February 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Along with earlier wrap-ups of cleantech politics news and solar and wind energy news, here’s a wrap-up of some other [&hellip
January 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
General Electric (GE) seems to be in the news almost everyday lately. The latest news regarding this cleantech leader is [&hellip
January 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) “flies in the face of skepticism about the clean-energy sector among [&hellip
January 8th, 2010 | by Derek Markham
According to Eric Straser, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a pioneer in cleantech investing, “In 2009… cleantech…is now [&hellip