CleanTech OC Daily - 11/16/12

Friday, November 16, 2012

3 Myths About America's Clean Energy Future
Forbes debunks 3 myths about America’s clean energy future: 3 Myths About America's Clean Energy Future:

1)      Funding renewable energy is a waste of taxpayers’ money

2)      The clean energy market is failing

3)      Environmental regulations are destroying the coal industry

Private equity is seeing some major action lately and Russ Steenberg of BlackRock Private Equity Partners believes there is wide range of opportunities for funds of all sizes. According to data from Preqin, 53 energy focused funds have opened in the US since 2006 with 2007 being the best year for these funds. Some of the leading funds in the sector as of November 13 included Guggenheim Investment Management, TPH Partners, Oppenheimer Alternative Investment Management and SAIL Capital Partners.  

Cleantech is dead, like the Internet was in 2000
Senior Writer Katie Fehrenbacher with GigaOm sat down with three cleantech investors at the VERGE Conference this week to discuss the future of cleantech innovation, entrepreneurs and investors. Josh Green, partner with Mohr Davidow, Rodrigo Prudencio, Partner with Nth Power, and Mitch Lowe, partner with digital green accelerator Greenstart all shared their thoughts – check out the video here.

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