Cleantech & Resource Efficiency News Roundup: Utilities Love Community Solar, Says CEO

August 29, 2014

Resource efficiency project finance fund raises $13.4M; New community solar facility opens in Mass.; Geothermal gets a boost with funding and new tech; Big corporate hungry for startup's...

Cleantech & Resource Efficiency Fundings & Deals Roundup

August 29, 2014

Nuclear energy tech fundings getting hot; Hefty VCs dump $8M into Enevo for waste collection sensoring; Green & Grow absorbs $6M for organic gardening; 3M zaps $5M into Smart Energy...

New Fundings: Beyond Meat Raises Series D Round, Its Largest Yet

August 2, 2014

Inventys closes round to fund deployment of carbon capture; Green Charge Networks secures $56M for energy storage; pressure monitoring startup WheelRight secures $4M; DOE Grants to...

New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

U.S. DOE Invests $100M in New Scientific Research for Energy Breakthroughs

July 11, 2014

New funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) to accelerate scientific breakthroughs in energy production, storage, and use. Some funds will be used to advance promising...

Sector Focus: Biologicals and Precision Agriculture Present Biggest Opportunities in Ag Tech

June 20, 2014

Despite the clean tech VC slowdown, Agriculture Tech investing is booming. What’s driving this trend?

The Clean Tech Investor Elite Are Choosing in Favor of AgTech Market

May 7, 2014

Portland Oregon-based startup HoneyComb was the top choice for investors from Khosla Ventures, Claremont Creek, Chrysalix and other VCs for its drone-powered agricultural surveying...

New AgTech Venture Capital Fund Forms, Signals Emerging Trend

May 7, 2014

The AgTech Innovation Fund is sparking interest from food industry corporate LPs, and its fund managers see big opportunities in biopesticides, fertilizers, and the recycling of agriculture...

Creative Project Finance Sparks New Investment in Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency, and Storage Projects

April 23, 2014

The pooling of small projects and more data is attracting a new set of clean tech investors, which may lead to project financing in other niche subsectors.

Urban Farming Market Ripe with Opportunity

March 7, 2014

With a 60% increase in venture funding, Agriculture's cleantech needs comprise a broad array of products—from drones (yes, drones) to specialized LED lighting for plants.