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

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

The NYC Building Energy Efficiency Mandates

New York City

The Cleantech Corridor meeting highlighted the Bloomberg administration’s recently passed laws that will not only mandate energy efficiency measures but require that they be publicly available over the internet.  While other jurisdictions have passed related legislation, the scope of the NYC regulations combined with the number of buildings and size of the built environment . . . → Read More: The NYC Building Energy Efficiency Mandates

RETECH 2010 – The Post Copenhagen Environment

Washington DC

RETECH, the annual state-of-the-industry conference sponsored by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), provided session tracks covering everything from innovations and technologies through finance, government initiatives and international perspectives.  In the wake of the failure to form a binding consensus at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP15 Copenhagen, there were plenty of . . . → Read More: RETECH 2010 – The Post Copenhagen Environment