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An Open Letter To Investors In The Dakota Access Pipeline

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


Cleantech Venture Investments Up 13% in 2011 — Solar the Leader

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.


Silicon Valley: Clean Tech’s New Capital?

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.


Clean Technology Venture Investments Down 33%, but Bright Future Expected

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


Top 10 Clean Energy States (& Bottom 10)

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


Jobs and the Cleantech VC Boom

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


OnGreen Event in Hollywood — Want to Demo There?

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



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