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Corporate Investment in Biofuels and Biochemicals and the Increasing Diversity of Renewable Energy

Posted in Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, Private Equity & Venture Capital

Large diversified corporations are making significant investments in the biofuels and biochemicals sector.  In the third quarter of 2013, the biofuels and biochemicals sector received nearly $67 million from corporate investors, aiming to bring innovative technologies to commercial scale.  Cool Continue Reading

Canadian “Energy/Cleantech” Fund Focused on Commercialization and Scale

Posted in Energy Efficiency & Demand, Power Production & Supply, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Risk Management, Water & Resource Management

BDC Venture Capital is dedicating $100 million to “scalable energy/cleantech opportunities.”  They describe the opportunity as “global resource, productivity and efficiency challenges.”  And consistent with one of our recent themes, they’re shying away from capital-intensive infrastructure projects in favor of … Continue Reading

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan – Some Additional Thoughts

Posted in Climate Finance, Energy Efficiency & Demand, Infrastructure, Policy & Regulation, Power Production & Supply, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Transportation, Water & Resource Management

Unless you were off the grid yesterday you’re probably aware President Obama released his Administration’s new Climate Action Plan (CAP) as part of a high profile speech.  Here is our write-up about yesterday’s speech explaining the various executive actions being … Continue Reading