In the New York Times
“The two largest venture deals (Solyndra and Tesla Motors) and the largest IPO (A123Systems) this quarter were all recipients of U.S. government funding.”
Clean Tech Takes Biggest Share of Funding in 3Q, October 1, 2009
Quoted in the press
"New clean technologies are increasing industrial efficiency, and that means a better bottom line. In many cases, new clean technology is lowering mining companies’ power needs. Technology is even helping reduce water requirements, and/or remediating the produced water and mines of years past that are now leaching toxins. And that’s translating into cost savings for mining companies."
How the Mining Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Act, Jul 19, 2012
"While other countries are just starting to delve into the clean technology industry, this is not a new area for Japan: companies like these, as well as others, have been developing and providing cleantech solutions since the 1970s."
Cleantech Opportunities in Japan, Globe-Net, Jul 12, 2012
Even if US demand softens as predicted, don’t expect the rest of the world to follow suit, said Dallas Kachan, industry analyst and managing partner of cleantech research and consulting firm Kachan & Co. Overall global demand for energy will continue to increase, driven by increasingly urbanized areas such as China, India and Africa, Kachan said.
EIA Outlook: US Energy Use to Slow While Crude Production Rises, Jun 27, 2012
According to green energy industry analyst Dallas Kachan, “The collapse of Solyndra turned renewable energy into a political hot potato, and American lawmakers are still gun shy when it comes to renewable power, even if it doesn't directly involve taxpayer funds.”
How One GOP Town Is Changing Green Energy Policy, Jun 20, 2012
“There’s a real feeding frenzy ... [vendors are] rushing to retool their products for the high visibility, high growth fracking and oil-sands markets.”
Natural Gas Fracking Begets a Clean-Up Industry, Jun 20, 2012
"The sky is not falling in cleantech. Don't let anyone say cleantech exits (IPOs or acquisitions) aren't happening -- they're just not happening in North America," said Dallas Kachan of cleantech research and consulting firm Kachan & Co.
Cleantech Investment Slows but Many Backers Remain Hopeful, May 23, 2012