Growing Role of Strategic Partners in Financing Green Innovation – Cleantech Forum NY

New York City

A key takeaway from the Cleantech Forum NY is the changing dynamic and increasingly important role of strategic partners in the financing and development of cleantech innovation, both in collaboration with and contrast to venture capital.  While there are many dimensions and drivers for this, ROI is a key one.  Compared to the capital . . . → Read More: Growing Role of Strategic Partners in Financing Green Innovation – Cleantech Forum NY

U.S. Missing Policy Drivers to Green Economy Growth – Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors / Cleantech Forum NY

New York City

In the opening keynote for the Cleantech Forum NY conference October 11, 2010, Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, outlined the critical policy elements required to develop and drive winning financial models over the coming decade.

Overall, global clean energy investment grew at a 23% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) between . . . → Read More: U.S. Missing Policy Drivers to Green Economy Growth – Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors / Cleantech Forum NY

100 to 180 Miles Per Gallon Production Cars – the X Prize Challenge Winners

Washington DC

The winners of the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize Competition were announced at an awards ceremony September 16, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Washington Historical Society http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/.  Afterwards, the three winning ‘cars’ were driven through city traffic to the Department of Energy for public inspection by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Three winners . . . → Read More: 100 to 180 Miles Per Gallon Production Cars – the X Prize Challenge Winners

Crowdsourcing Green Innovation – The GE Ecomagination Challenge

GE announced a $200 million effort in crowdsourcing green innovation, the GE Ecomagination Challenge.  Running for ten weeks from July 13 through September 30, 2010, it is an open call for “breakthrough ideas to create a cleaner, more efficient and economically viable grid, and (to) accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies” http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/a.bix?c=ideas.

While the language seems . . . → Read More: Crowdsourcing Green Innovation – The GE Ecomagination Challenge