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Kachan in VentureBeat

“China has positioned itself very well as the clean technology minerals leader. The rest of the world is years behind them. The U.S. has no commercial rare earth element refining operations. China effectively has a strangle hold on the rare earth elements needed for cleantech.”

— Dallas Kachan

Afghanistan’s lithium Eureka: A big win for China, or another Bolivia?, Jun 14, 2010

Quoted in the press

“Governments are having an effect—emboldening private capital to get back in the game.”

— Dallas Kachan

Clean technology top US venture investment - report, September 30th, 2009

“It’s not well known that China has set aside more money for the adoption of clean technologies than any other country on the planet. This is possibly the best time to be doing business in China as a clean-tech company. It’s important to get in now and form relationships.”

— Dallas Kachan

China’s Water Needs Create Opportunities, October 26, 2009

“The two largest venture deals (Solyndra and Tesla Motors) and the largest IPO (A123Systems) this quarter were all recipients of U.S. government funding.”

— Dallas Kachan

Clean Tech Takes Biggest Share of Funding in 3Q, October 1, 2009

“The most effective way to accelerate cleantech products and services, and scale cleantech, is not to throw more government money at the industry, but for the government to embrace its role as policy maker and setter of standards. There is no lack of capital to be brought to this industry. What it needs are long term assurances that there will be a continued market for cleantech.”

— Dallas Kachan

America plays cleantech catch up, February 25, 2009

“Public concern about climate change was more noticeable a year ago before rising gas prices made people look more at their pocket book than at the polar icecaps.”

— Dallas Kachan

Poll: World wants green action, despite costs, November 19, 2009

“Governments will start to rearchictect what we mean by cities and urban planning around an electric vehicle infrasrtucture. And this is relatively new—as recently as a year ago, we were still talking about the possibility of fuel cell vehicles. Well, the jury is in, and the future of transportation looks to be all-electric. The only question is when.”

— Dallas Kachan

2010 Outlook: Clean Tech's Big Year Ahead, November 30, 2009