Conventional Energy

The Divestment Debate: Why Investors Are Dumping Fossil Fuels (or not)

September 6, 2018

As the climate continues to heat up, and as the federal government drags its feet on providing climate leadership, activists are putting increasing pressure on pension funds, university...

Executive Commentary: Persistent Drought Challenges Fracking

May 14, 2015

The oil and gas industry is turning to technology to find new sources of water for drilling operations, which is driving the development of innovative solutions to enable using new...

Cleantech & Sustainable Innovation to “Usher in Great Change”

January 23, 2015  |  1 Comment

Which sustainable innovations are transforming oil and gas? What solutions are ready to scale at the corporate level? VC Wal Van Lierop of Chrysalix shares the trends and predictions...

New York Fracking Ban Draws Attention to Health Concerns

December 23, 2014

Last week New York banned fracking statewide, a move which environmental activists say will encourage more states to do the same, reports National Geographic. Already, anti-fracking...

The GOP’s Senate Takeover Implications on U.S. Energy Policy

November 16, 2014

What energy issues will be prioritized by Republicans under the likely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? What are the implications for cleantech entrepreneurs?

Chrysalix joins Steven Chu in Support of Carbon Capture Startup Inventys

May 7, 2014

Carbon is a dirty word, meaning finding ways for the coal and oil industry to clean it up offers a big pay day. So big, and maybe not so far off, that VCs like Chrysalix are joining...

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: Q1 Clean Tech Investment Up, Sign of Possible Rebound

April 23, 2014

BNEF’s Michael Liebreich outlines the key drivers of clean energy global growth.

NEA Partner Shares Thoughts on Wearables, Manufacturing, and the Environment for Innovation

March 21, 2014

Could wearables be the next big thing in cleantech?

Van Lierop: To Find Their Prince, Corporate Investors Keep Kissing Cleantech Frogs

March 7, 2014

Corporate investors from Waste Management, Saudi Aramco and Total Energy Ventures discuss sustainable innovation strategies and conventional energy tech in a panel led by Chrysalix's...

Energy Experts Weigh-in On Future of Climate Policy

March 1, 2014

An all-star panel of experts from the DOE, Alstom Grid, AEE, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Environmental Defense Fund offered their assessment of the promise and challenges facing clean...