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Energy Leaders Breakfast Club 1.3 - Corporate Sustainability and the "Clean Web"

Energy Leaders Breakfast Club 1.3 – Corporate Sustainability and the “Clean Web”

This week, the Energy Leaders Breakfast Club talks IT, the “Clean Web” and Corporate Sustainability. Today’s conversation is the third and final piece from the December Breakfast Club meeting. NECEC and Mass High Tech previously released the first and second transcripts, and look forward to continuing the conversation with January’s session.   The Energy Leaders Breakfast...
Energy Leaders Breakfast Club 1.2 - The Future of Natural Gas

Energy Leaders Breakfast Club 1.2 – The Future of Natural Gas

Last Thursday, NECEC and Mass High Tech released the first of three transcripts from the December meeting of the Energy Leaders Breakfast Club. This week, we continue the conversation with a discussion on the future of natural gas.   The Energy Leaders Breakfast Club conversation does not reflect the views or positions of the New...
Energy Leaders Breakfast Club

Energy Leaders Breakfast Club

Almost one year ago, we started the Energy Leaders Forum, a collaboration between the New England Clean Energy Council and Mass High Tech, to spur conversations on current issues in the clean energy sector.  Today, we are engaging in new dialogues by inviting some of the region’s thought leadership for breakfast and conversation. The following...
The Price of Progress: Some Companies Make It, Others Do Not

The Price of Progress: Some Companies Make It, Others Do Not

The truth about Solyndra is simple: companies do not always succeed in business. Solyndra, it turns out, had a poor business model, and thus could not survive the market’s rigorous process of filtering out winners and losers.
Is your cleantech business prepared to weather a perfect storm?

Is your cleantech business prepared to weather a perfect storm?

An emergency preparedness checklist – modified from those preparing for Irene – for startups who are trying to weather this perfect storm of inaction.
The Case for a Massachusetts Investment Tax Credit for Angel Investments

The Case for a Massachusetts Investment Tax Credit for Angel Investments

Twenty-two states, including six since 2005, now provide investment tax credits to angel investors who make investments in newly formed, primarily technology-related companies within their states. Massachusetts should too.
Why Cleantech Cannot Wait for Washington

Why Cleantech Cannot Wait for Washington

Historically, companies that invest in bold new ideas during lean economic times lead the way during a recovery. This is why startup companies typically play an oversized role in growing our economy.
How Boston Is Leveraging Its Network To Drive Demand for Clean Energy

How Boston Is Leveraging Its Network To Drive Demand for Clean Energy

Boston is nationally renowned as a leading “green” city, recently ranked the 5th most sustainable city in the US by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Connecticut Takes the Lead in Clean Energy

Connecticut Takes the Lead in Clean Energy

Connecticut recently adopted comprehensive clean energy legislation that has pushed this state into a position of national leadership. This legislation provides the foundation for expanded energy efficiency and renewable power – while reducing bills for Connecticut ratepayers.

State of clean energy investing gets mixed results

How would you describe the state of clean energy investing today?
Good Licensing Practices are Critical to our Economy

Good Licensing Practices are Critical to our Economy

Entrepreneurship built this country. Small business create 64% of new jobs, hire 40% of all tech workers, and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large businesses. Moreover, every large business began as a small one, and many small businesses spun out of universities orgovernment labs.
Energy Legislation: One Step At A Time

Energy Legislation: One Step At A Time

The more focused the legislative objective, the less the likelihood of treading on ideological ground and the better chance of making progress in today’s political climate.