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Norwegian Oil Company Launches $200M VC Fund for Cleantech Investments

March 15, 2016

Statoil's new fund just invested $3 million into a New York wind company and plans dozens more in sectors like solar, energy storage, and transportation. The Norwegian oil company's...

Patagonia To Bring Solar To Local Homes

March 15, 2016

Patagonia is expanding its brand as an environmental steward with a new fund to help install solar panels on 1,500 residential homes in eight states. This follows several strategic...

1955 Capital’s Andrew Chung on Top Clean Tech Opportunities in China

March 1, 2016

Andrew Chung’s quest to become global matchmaker for sustainability got a big boost recently with his firm’s initial close of $200 million in anchor commitments. Chung reveals...

Green Bonds to Grow in Asia on Demand in China, India

November 25, 2015

Demand for new renewable power projects across Asia is set to soar in coming years, with up to $50 billion invested annually. Green bonds are becoming more popular among Asian issuers...

Steam Builds for ‘PACE’ Firms to Drive Energy Efficiency Retrofits

October 20, 2015

The Property Assessed Clean Energy financing model is gaining momentum as a key driver of energy efficiency retrofits in both commercial and residential markets, attracting financings...

New Funds & Fundraising: Energy Efficiency, Resource Efficiency Attracting Investors

July 30, 2015

GSR Capital launches $5B fund to scale emerging cleantech in China; Ygrene Energy’s $150 million PACE securitization; Clean Fund raises $60M for PACE financing; new $150M investment...

Roundup: Impact Investing on the Rise, Generates Good Returns

July 7, 2015

Bill Gates to double Cleantech Investments to $2 Billion; Investor interest for impact investments on the rise; F.B. Heron Foundation investing 100% in impact investments; Vital Capital...

Ehrenpreis on DBL’s New $400M Impact Venture Fund, the Biggest Ever

June 30, 2015

Ira Ehrenpreis, managing director of DBL Partners, discusses the fund's investment themes, impact investing, and fundraising trends. "This is a renaissance time for investing in energy...

Family Offices, Pensions Pledge Billions to Early-Stage Cleantech Companies

June 27, 2015

Start-up cleantech companies and projects are getting more support from investors and philanthropists. And prolific investors Rob Day and Matthew Nordan are leading the charge, launching...

FirstFuel Software Offers Wealth of Energy Data that Utility Companies Badly Need

June 29, 2015

Having gained market adoption for its proprietary energy data analytics software, designed to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings, FirstFuel plans to continue its expansion...


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