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