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The Future Looks Bright for Solar in Massachusetts

Despite U.S. cold weather shattering records, the Bay State is still doing a little sun worshipping as Massachusetts announces solar and other clean energy funding.  Like us at MSLGROUP, the Patrick Administration certainly seems to have gotten SEIA’s memo with its several recent moves to help Massachusetts #GoSolar: Earlier this month, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick announced, as part of his 2014 budget, $52 ...

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Cleantech’s Hottest Start Ups: Forbes and SharesPost

One quick hit this Monday morning involving a Schwartz PR client and the cleantech start-up world. Forbes created a slide show featuring the 12 hottest cleantech start ups according to SharesPost.At SharesPost.com, you can find bulletin boards of private company shares, including offers to buy and sell in companies like Suniva, Bloom Energy, Amyris Biotechnologies, Altra Biofuels, Altarock Energy, eSolar, G ...

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Cleantech & Green Industry Enters Event Run on PR High

The last few weeks may have been the best PR stretch of 2009 for solar, wind and other cleantech and green markets, especially from a finance standpoint.  It should provide a considerable uplift to spirits at AlwaysOn GoingGreen next week as the cleantech venture capital, private equity and investment banking community gathers to discuss industry issues in water, smart grid, energy management, solar, w ...

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Solar Demand Increases Internationally; US Next?

Interesting post today from Camille Ricketts at VentureBeat discussing how solar demand in Europe and Asia is on the rise amid falling prices, whereas the US has yet to heat up. The post tosses out some cost per watt statistics from abroad (which may annoy those that would like to see $/kwh or levelized cost of electricity--LCOE--used as the metric), presenting China as the cost leader.Like I've been hearin ...

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Green Stimulus for the UK Economy?

In a recent interview with The Independent, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown hinted that a slew of green initiatives will be announced as part of the Government's April 22 budget review, designed to drag Britain out of recession on a low carbon path. Top of the list are new plans for electric and hybrid vehicles, which echo London Mayor Boris Johnson's pledge to make the city "the electric car capital of ...

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First Impressions from GoingGreen East

AlwaysOn GoingGreen East is underway here at the Four Seasons Boston. Some first impressions:Packed show. Despite the economy plenty of VCs, entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers, cleantech pr types etc have deemed GoingGreen worth attendeding.Stellar panels. All top the VCs and east coast cleantech cos are here.Tone is realistic, not pessimistic. Cleantech cos will take off, it just may take a bit longer b/c of ...

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Renewablog Live from GoingGreen East

GoingGreen East starts tonight at the Four Seasons in Boston. Renewablog is on the job, posting, podcasting and tweeting (@mfarbs).As Scott Kirsner says, everyone from top VCs to Secretary of Energy/Environment Ian Bowles to the CEOs of 1366 Technologies, Ze-Gen, Mascoma, Oasys Water, and GreatPoint Energy will be in attendance. Check out both Renewablog and the live show feed on the GoingGreen site for rea ...

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All Eyes on Stimulus Package

I think everyone would agree with me that regardless of whether you support the stimulus package or are against it, any sort of resolution is welcome so we can stop hearing about the different machinations of the bill.In any event, lots of stimulus-related talk today:The NY Times says Tech will get a big boost, including high-speed connectivity ($7 billion), digitizing of health records ($20 billion for EMR ...

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Some Random Thoughts: Green PR & GoingGreen

Some random thoughts on which I may expand later after digesting the week at GoingGreen:-There is a debate between two camps in solar and other incentive-boosted renewables. One camp says there needs to be a focus on markets with resources (abundant sunlight) and less emphasis on public policy. The other camp thinks that policy is the major issue short and long term. I think they are both right in that even ...

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Elon Musk on Tesla Model S Sedan

Yesterday, Vinod Khosla captivated the GoingGreen audience (the "pin drop" effect) and today it is Elon Musk. He opened his discussion with a quick overview of his new space venture before delving into some Tesla news.He announced that the new Tesla Model S will be manufactured in San Jose with 20,000 units per year rolling out of a $250 million plant starting in late 2010 with chances to expand ( ...

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