December 6, 2013
An Innovative Cleantech Strategy: Invest in Solar PV for Nonprofits
Written by Lee Barken for Xconomy  For decades we’ve been led to believe that donating money is the only way to financially support a nonprofit organization committed to a mission we care about. However, what if there was a different way to support nonprofits that could also provide a modest financial return? Perhaps the biggest […]

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December 3, 2013
China's Role in the Global Coal Market
By Calvin Quek, Head of Sustainable Finance at Greenpeace East Asia For the last decade, conventional wisdom has been that Asia has an insatiable appetite for thermal coal, making new coal export terminals on the west coast a viable long-term investment. However, recent changes in the global coal market are quickly eroding the economic case for […]

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December 2, 2013
4 Ways You Can Save Money & the Planet at the Same Time
By Jacob Sandry, Mosaic The environmental movement has done a powerful job of bringing waste and electricity use to the forefront of public consciousness over the past few decades. Conservation actions like recycling, turning the lights off, taking shorter showers, keeping the heat down, biking or carpooling, and buying CFLs are routine actions in the […]

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November 5, 2013
Your invite for the Access to Capital event
If you are seeking startup, working or growth capital for your business, this is the event of the year. Learn about various local sources of capital and find out which are right for your business!  Join us for 4 incredible panels on traditional and alternative lending options, startups, crowdfunding and more… Access to lenders Meet […]

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October 14, 2013
World’s Largest Wealth Fund Could Invest into Renewable Energy
This week’s release of Norway’s new Government program has included a commitment to consider establishing a mandate for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) –the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, to invest into renewable energy. According to Renew Economy, if the fund allocated up to a 5% of its investment into renewable energy-related infrastructure, it could provide $10 billion […]

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September 17, 2013
“We are seeing a blurring of the lines between IT and energy”
The first misconception that needs to be banished is that cleantech and traditional energy are different. So began Rice University’s latest Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum last week, a pitch-day for energy startups as well as a forum for venture and angel investors to discuss trends in the industry. “We need to get away […]

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August 29, 2013
MicroGREEN Polymers Raises $10M From Increasingly Active Tribal Investors
The cup that holds your morning coffee is a seemingly simple item to be used and discarded. It probably hasn’t changed much over the years. No big deal, except that Americans go through 137 billion disposable beverage cups each, generating a tremendous amount of waste. That looks like a huge opportunity toMicroGREEN Polymers, a company […]

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July 19, 2013
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Region Ranks 10th in Venture Capital
Some non-obvious regions are better for entrepreneurs than exepected, according to Brad Feld, Managing Director of the Foundry Group and author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.  Feld wrote about the importance of “entrepreneurial density”–or the ratio of start-up founders and those they employ to the general population of a city–in […]

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June 13, 2013
Cleantech Seed Funding Offered by Startup Powerhouse
By Kevin Owyang, Evangelist/Partnerships/Sponsorships, SVP Fast Pitch Seattle For the third year, Social Venture Partners will produce SVP Fast Pitch Seattle, a powerhouse of funding for innovative non-profits and for-profits.   This year $250,000+ will be awarded in grants in seed money for organizations that impact social or environmental problems in the Puget Sound Area – […]

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