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A123 and Fisker Sign Battery Deal

Blog, Clean Tech, News // 14.01.2010

A123 and Fisker Sign Battery Deal

January 14, 2010 – Fisker Automotive has entered a battery supply agreement with A123 Systems. The Massachusetts-based company will provide lithium-ion batteries for the Karma plug-in hybrid. Chief Executive Officer Henrik Fisker said, “Fisker Automotive selected A123 because of the company’s ability to meet our performance needs and rapidly scale to our production volume. Fisker […]

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EnerNOC Buys Cogent Energy for Energy Efficiency Application

Clean Tech, Financing, Mergers & Aquisitions, News // 10.12.2009

EnerNOC Buys Cogent Energy for Energy Efficiency Application

EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, today announced that it has acquired Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) firm Cogent Energy, Inc. By integrating Cogent Energy’s extensive commissioning and engineering experience into EnerNOC’s MBCx energy efficiency application, EnerNOC will be able to deliver even more value to its rapidly growing customer […]

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U.S. May Wind Up Green with Envy – CNBC article

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing, News // 17.11.2009

U.S. May Wind Up Green with Envy – CNBC article

Here’s an excerpt of an article from CNBC which gives an idea why without clear, long term energy policy in the U.S., we may fall behind in the global clean tech industry. (Link follows excerpt) Mark Koba, Senior Editor | 15 Nov 2009 | 06:20 PM ET Green is not turning into American red, white […]

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China Aims Strategically at Clean Tech Industry-a VC’s View

Blog, Clean Tech, Financing, News // 15.11.2009

China Aims Strategically at Clean Tech Industry-a VC’s View

With all the talk about the importance of clean tech in addressing economic, employment, security, and climate issues, what are the actions taking place for the U.S.to be a global leader in the rapidly unfolding opportunity? This quote from Patrick Tam, General Partner at Tsing Capital in Beijing, is quite telling in that the U.S. […]

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Clean Tech Takes A Lot More Capital

Clean Tech, Financing // 10.11.2009

Clean Tech Takes A Lot More Capital

Article form the Puget Sound Business Journal by Byron McCann and John Pierce on 11/09/09. There’s no doubt that the global meltdown has fundamentally altered the prospects for current and long-term economic growth in our region. Although the region was already somewhat of an outpost for large multinational corporations, the recession has further shrunk the […]

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Clean Tech Open Awards Gala – NW Region

Clean Tech, Event, News // 28.10.2009

Clean Tech Open Awards Gala – NW Region

After six months of busy competition, the twelve clean tech semi-finalists will be highlighted at the Clean Tech Open Awards Gala on October 29th at the ACT Theatre. Governor Gregoire will keynote the event and Byron McCann, NW Region Clean Tech Open Co-chair, and Managing Partner of Ascent, will emcee. Three finalists will be selected […]

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NW Energy Angels – New Website

Clean Tech, News // 28.10.2009

NW Energy Angels – New Website

Check out the new website for the NW Energy Angels, a private group of accredited investors who are passionate about building a clean tech economy and helping entrepreneurs achieve success. www.nwenergyangels.com

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Energy Summit Builds Momentum

Clean Tech, Event // 17.05.2009

Energy Summit Builds Momentum

Over 750 people attended the Washington Energy Summit on May 4, 2009, to focus on how we can collaborate to drive our sustainable energy future forward.  Rogers Weed, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce (formerly known as CTED), presided over the meeting and introduced Governor Gregoire who provided a heightened sense of priority […]

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Clean Tech Open Competition

Clean Tech, Event, News // 02.04.2009

Clean Tech Open Competition

Speakers including Byron McCann participate in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Clean Tech Open Competition. RSVP quickly as the event is April 15th. Will see you there!

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Ascent Partners Website Updates

News // 08.02.2009

We are proud to announce the redesign of our website. These updates give us the ability to keep you informed of our latest happenings. There is plenty of excellent content to come, so subscribe to our RSS Feed and check back frequently. We are excited about the possibilities and hope you are too. Browse around, […]

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