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New England Excels in 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

New England Excels in 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

Cleantech deployment in the United States made great strides in 2012, and the 2013 Clean Tech Leadership Index verifies that Massachusetts nearly led the race, impressively ranking second nationwide.  Since 2009, the Clean Tech Leadership Index has provided an unparalleled analysis of the US cleantech marketplace, yet 2012 marks the first year this report has...

Boston Business Journal: NECEC’s Rothstein Comments on Cleantech Investing

The Boston Business Journal reports on the current state of cleantech investing. NECEC President Peter Rothstein notes that while cleantech investment dollars may currently be limited, this financial slowdown could help to steady and strengthen the industry in the long run. He contrasted cleantech’s development path with that of the Internet, which grew rapidly in...

Globe: Rothstein Quoted on Slow but Steadier Industry Growth

The Boston Globe‘s Erin Ailworth reports on the changing clean technology landscape, saying that cleantech companies are  growing more cautiously and steadily in order to protect private sector and government investments. NECEC President Peter Rothstein explained that this trend reflects a maturing industry preparing itself for more long-term growth: “Everyone hopes that this is not going...

Join the Global Cleantech Meet-Up Today at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center!

The day kicked off with an 8:15a speech by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Great, thought provoking sessions run all day on every sector of the industry. The New England Clean Energy Council is hosting a 4pm reception to nurture and grow innovation connections bring made at the Meet-Up, led by New England Clean Energy Foundation...

AEE & ACORE Collaboration and Forums

Yesterday, NECEC’s national network partner, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced a new collaboration with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) to understand the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with respect to advanced energy technologies that reduce costs and risks associated with reliance on fossil fuels. DOD identified challenges and renewable energy...
A Look at Cleantech VC in New England

A Look at Cleantech VC in New England

Much is written about cleantech venture capital globally and nationally, but much less is out there about investments at the state and regional levels. Courtesy of The Cleantech Group, I've charted cleantech venture investments in New England from 2007 through Q3 2011.

Don’t Worry – Cleantech Will Be Fine

Michael Kanellos had a good piece at GigaOM recently that pushes back against the idea that cleantech is on the decline. Sure, there have been setbacks, but that's the nature of innovation sectors.
The Solyndra Political Circus and What It Means For Cleantech

The Solyndra Political Circus and What It Means For Cleantech

Cleantech is at a low point right now. But, despite Solyndra, it will come back. The core needs are too severe. The corporate momentum is too significant. The entrepreneurial energy is too inspired.
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.

Is San Jose Really A “Green Jobs” Failure? Not In Cleantech

Contrary to impressions in a recent New York Times piece, San Jose ranks 4th in the nation in cleantech employment, with an impressive 12.6% growth between 2003 and 2010.
What Family Offices Should Learn From VCs

What Family Offices Should Learn From VCs

Just got back from attending Dealcatch earlier this week. Being there also really helped illustrate a contrast I've observed between institutional venture investors and many (but not all) family offices I've run across over the past few years: the willingness to actively engage in such conversations with each other.
It'll Get Better

It’ll Get Better

If you're a cleantech entrepreneur whose company will need more capital over the next 12 months, you have to be worried. Cleantech remains out of favor among many LPs, VC itself remains out of favor, and most cleantech VC firms are running out of money.