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IPCC Report Says “Unequivocal” – This is Truly Required Reading for All

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing, News // 27.09.2013

IPCC Report Says “Unequivocal” – This is Truly Required Reading for All

In the required reading category for all humans, the 5th IPCC (Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change) report, Climate Change 2013 – The Physical Science Basis, now uses the unambiguous term “unequivocal” when describing global warming. I don’t think there is a more robust “canary in the coal mine” warning for us to take action upon [...]

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Important Congressional Work on MLP Financing for Renewable Energy

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing // 19.06.2013

One healthy bipartisan effort in Congress relates to enabling Master Limited Partnerships (MLP’s) to finance renewable energy projects. Long used in traditional energy, MLPs are a proven instrument and can help overcome the high upfront costs of renewable energy hardware and installation which produces a stream of low cost energy over its life. This is [...]

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Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in Cash

Blog, Mergers & Aquisitions, News // 20.05.2013

Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in Cash

According to Reuters today, Yahoo! is acquiring Tumblr in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. CEO Marissa Mayer continues to drive to make Yahoo more relevant to a younger audience and is not afraid to use acquisitions. Interestingly, it’s an all cash deal, which means that Yahoo! is valuing its stock more than its cash [...]

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Coulumb Get $47.5M to Grow EV Charging Station Business

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing // 07.05.2012

Coulumb Get $47.5M to Grow EV Charging Station Business

    According to Gigaom today, Coulomb closed a Series D financing of $47.5M bringing in heavyweight investors such as Kleiner Perkins and Toyota Tsusdo (Toyota’s trading corporation). The drive to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure is important to give consumers confidence that they will be able to easily recharge their EV’ so they [...]

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Angel Capital Association Supports Crowdfunding Legislation

Blog, Financing, News // 05.12.2011

Angel Capital Association Supports Crowdfunding Legislation

The ACA voiced support for pending legislation in the House and Senate to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise early stage capital. They put their position in a good context with angel financing which is the ACA’s focus as the national association of angel capital groups.  The ACA also mentioned the need for coordinated [...]

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2011 Cleantech Open Global Forum Awards Results

News // 17.11.2011

2011 Cleantech Open Global Forum Awards Results

Cleantech Open Announces Winners of 2011 National Business Competition and Global Ideas Competition   The Grand Prize of $250,000 goes to Atmosphere Recovery, which makes laser-based gas analyzer systems for efficient manufacturing and advanced energy process control. Runners up in the National Business Competition are Indow Windows and PK Clean. Energy Hub and Power Assure [...]

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Indow Windows wins Energy Efficiency Award at the Cleantech Open

Blog, Clean Tech, Event, News // 17.11.2011

Indow Windows wins Energy Efficiency Award at the Cleantech Open

Indow Windows won the Energy Efficiency category Award at the 2011 Cleantech Open Global Forum. This represents the second category winner from the Pacific Northwest at the event.  Indow Windows also won the National Sustainability award for their exemplary sustainable business practices. Furthermore, they won the Pacific Northwest Regional award.  Indow Windows mass-customizes energy efficient [...]

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GridMobility Wins Smart Power Category Award at Cleantech Open Global Forum

Blog, Clean Tech, Event, News // 16.11.2011

GridMobility Wins Smart Power Category Award at Cleantech Open Global Forum

Washington State’s early stage GridMobility won the “Smart Power” category award at the Cleantech Open 2011 Global forum in San Jose, CA Tuesday evening. GridMobility’s “Renewable Demand Response” software enables power users to time-shift electricity consumption based on current availability of renewable electricity or “green electrons”. Bonneville Power Administration and a WA State utility are [...]

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Brammo Blasts Forward on the $28M B Round + Polaris Industries

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing, News // 26.10.2011

Brammo Blasts Forward on the $28M B Round + Polaris Industries

Brammo announced today that it had secured another $28 million in private funding for its Series B round AND a  strategic deal with Polaris Industries who is also investing. With innovative design brains, technology,, market savvy, cash, good investors, and great strategics like Polaris and Flextronics, keep watching what Craig Bramscher (CEO) and his passionate [...]

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Puralytics Joins Global Cleantech 100

Blog, Clean Tech, Event, News // 20.10.2011

Puralytics Joins Global Cleantech 100

A Cleantech Open National winner in 2010, Puralytics now becomes a Global Cleantech 100 winner. Congratulations to Mark Owen and his team for their great, water purification innovation! “Puralytics recently exhibited and spoke at the Pacific Northwest Cleantech Open offering inspiration to this year’s semi-finalists,” said Byron McCann, NW Regional Director of the Cleantech Open. [...]

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