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Battery Maker Aquion Energy Raises $30M

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The Week in Green Energy: Green Energy Investors Contemplate a Double Dip

By Mark Pabst, San Francisco Given the roller coaster ride stocks took this week, investors can be forgiven for feeling a little nauseous. Between renewed fears about European debt, Standard and Poor’s recent downgrade of the U.S.’ own long-term debt, and the looming […]

The Week in Green Energy: VCs Still Like Green

Kleiner Perkins's John Doer has led some major green investments for the firm. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers foreshadowed a return to its digital core a few weeks ago when it announced that its new $1 billion Digital Growth Fund (DGF) would invest […]

Fisker Automotive Raises $150M

Electric car maker Fisker Automotive has raised $150 million in a new round of venture funding, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack, citing a regulatory filling. Investors include New Enterprise Associates and return backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The venture round was done at […]

Valero Commits $50M To Mich. Cellulosic Refiner

U.S. refiner Valero has agreed to invest up to $50 million in a Michigan plant set to produce ethanol from wood-waste.

The Week in Green Energy: Lets Get Integrated…

What’s the best way to sell high-performance solar-capture technology like solar photovoltaic panels? Buyout your customers, of course! Specifically, buy the project pipelines of cash-starved independent developers that in better economic times would be purchasing? your PV panels. That’s the strategy adopted for […]

VA. Energy Efficiency Startup Scores $50M From Kleiner Perkins, Other VCs

Arlington, Va.,-based? OPOWER, a developer of energy efficiency and smartgrid software, has closed a $50 million round of financing co-led by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Shocker: T. Boone Pickens Is Acting In His Own Interest

Bloomberg has a2,800-word profile on the irrepresible T. Boone Pickens this morning that includes the unsurprising analysis that the Texas-oilman turned green-energy guru is acting partially out of self interest. He has a 33 percent interest in Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NAS:CLNE), which […]

Business Leaders Come to D.C. to Lobby for the Earth and Themselves

Are we seeing a new era of corporate activism on climate change or is this just a fleeting moment? Today, following on the heels of the latest defection from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to cap-and-trade, business executives from 150 […]

Kleiner Perkins-Backed Solasta folds

Solasta, the Massachusetts solar cell startup which had scored a $2.7 million Department of Energy loan guarantee, has closed shop.