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21 October 2013

Clean Energy Stocks, Solar, and Transportation Start-Ups Shine in Q3

Cleantech investment decreased worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, but clean energy stocks and solar deployment are showing strong growth this year, according to data released in October by two leading research and consulting firms.

An aerial photo of the Seneca Pumped Storage Generating Station in Warren, PA
23 September 2013

California Proposes First-in-Nation Grid-Scale Energy Storage Targets

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this month proposed an order requiring the state’s investor-owned utilities to procure 1,325 megawatts (MW) of grid-scale energy storage (excluding large-scale pumped storage) by 2020.

15 May 2013

Zayed Future Energy Prize To Award $4 Million To Clean Energy Innovators

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is a $4 million annual award launched in 2008 to recognize individuals, companies, organizations, and high schools making a significant impact in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability

15 May 2013

Investors Propose Sustainability Listing Standard for Stock Exchanges

Inconsistent and insufficient reporting hampers the integration of sustainability issues into investment decisions

westly group
27 March 2013

The Westly Group Announces New $160 Million Cleantech Fund

The Westly Group has raised its second cleantech venture capital fund, which will target revenue-generating high growth companies and start-ups with capital-efficient business models.

Courtesy of Bloomberg New Energy Finance
27 February 2013

2012 is second highest year on record for global clean energy investment

A total of $269 billion was invested in clean energy globally in 2012, an 11% decline from the record $302 billion that was invested globally in 2011. The 2012 investment total was still the second highest ever and five times that of 2004.

20 October 2012

DBL’s Pfund Calls For Gen 2 Approach to Clean Energy Growth at Symposium Keynote

It’s time for a Gen 2 approach to clean energy innovation, investment, and policy, according to Nancy Pfund, Founder & Managing Director of San Francisco-based venture capital firm DBL Investors.

24 June 2012

BERC at Rio +20

In posts throughout the week, BERC Blog Contributor Heather Rosmarin highlights energy-related activities in which members of the UC Berkeley community are playing an active role at Rio +20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.