NECEC Blog

Clean energy innovation requires both federal R&D support along with private industry investments. It also requires the third leg of the stool: regional public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation and enable new markets.

Last month I was honored to have the opportunity to share some “lessons learned” at the Leading Clean Energy Ventures Executive Certificate program, a partnership between the Clean Energy Council and Boston University School of Management: Be selective in which investors you pitch; and if you don't like government, don't play in the energy sector.

Harvest Power raised a $51.7M Series B this week, and several other members made news. Check out Dave Vieau's piece in The Atlantic as well as The Center for American...

We want to make it easier for our community to have conversations, to highlight the challenges our sector faces, to celebrate its success stories, and, yes, occasionally to brag on New England's clean energy leadership. And we want to help communicate to others the crucial importance of clean energy.

This post first appeared on Rasky Baerlein's blog. In December 2010, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles, released the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate...

This post was first published at Greentech Media. We've been talking about the need for new investment models in cleantech venture capital for some time now....

U-Launch (a partnership between the Council and multiple other org's) announced its first round of awards to startups this week, and make sure to check out Peter Rothstein's op-ed at...

As Congress debates the federal budget, it should prioritize investment in one emerging innovation sector of particular economic and strategic importance: Clean energy.

Our region—and the greater Boston area in particular—is the home for world-leading research institutions and has no shortage of talented, experienced entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. The trick is helping these successful innovators transition from sectors like IT or biotech into clean energy.

In order to bridge the gap between academic research and entrepreneurial innovation, state and federal officials, universities, and members of the business community are beginning to collaborate on “innovation ecosystems” or “innovation consortia” to help address the gap between university discovery and commercial success.