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How big cleantech VCs can suffer from negative selection bias

One of the challenges for cleantech VCs, and for VCs in general right now, is the potential negative selection bias that comes from being a large fund. Especially the large, big-name firms with "go big or go home" perspectives on their investments.

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Getting A Grasp on Customer Finance

On Tuesday we held the fourth installment of our ongoing Finance Series. We had a great discussion and have created a short "highlight" video that hits on some of the key themes.

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Meet the Energy Leaders Forum

The Energy Leaders Forum is a collaboration between the New England Clean Energy Council and MassHighTech. The Forum is comprised of approximately 20 leaders from our regional clean energy cluster. Join the Forum each week to discuss the most important energy topics with some of the best minds in the field.

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2011 Budget Deal: What Impact on Energy?

I'll try to collect analysis and responses on what the new budget deal means for clean energy, but for now I wanted to share this summary from Politico's Morning Energy. My understanding is that ARPA-E received significant funding but I'll post more on that when I track down public sources.

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2011 Budget Deal: What Impact on Energy?

I'll try to collect analysis and responses on what the new budget deal means for clean energy, but for now I wanted to share this summary from Politico's Morning Energy. My understanding is that ARPA-E received significant funding but I'll post more on that when I track down public sources.

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How To Think About National Competitiveness

We talk a lot about national competitiveness at the Clean Energy Council - almost as much as we talk about clusters - and that can get a little confusing since nations don't compete in the way firms do.

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Friday Conversation: Deficit vs. Climate

First ever Friday Conversation post: Why is talking about the long-term risks posed by the deficit politically more palatable than talking about the risks of climate change?

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Help Wanted: 24 Clean Energy Firms Hiring 300 New Employees Right Now

Clean energy employers are looking for talented people. Whether it’s solar or wind, efficiency or batteries, biofuels or insulation, you don’t have to look far to find “help wanted” signs in the shop windows.

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What You Need to Know About the Q1 Cleantech Venture Numbers

Hardly surprising to see that the major headlines coming out of the release today of the Cleantech Group's Q1 numbers focused on the top-line dollar count -- $2.57B! But here's what you need to read in that...

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Paul Ryan's Budget: What Impact on Energy?

Representative Paul Ryan has released his 2012 budget proposal [PDF], the Republicans' opening gambit in what will surely be a lengthy negotiation (remember: we don't even have a 2011 budget deal yet). What does his proposal do for energy?

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