Path to Breakthrough in Financing Energy Efficiency?

July 4, 2012

This is a guest post by Milton Bevington, a UMass-Boston Lecturer affiliated with SERC, and who has been closely engaged with the Clinton Climate Initiative. He is also a member of the City of Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee.
I recently released a study of innovation in energy efficiency project finance, the culmination of [...]

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Google’s Dan Reicher speaks at UMass-Boston

December 5, 2010

Dan Reicher, Google’s (former) Director of Climate Change & Energy Initiatives, spoke this week at UMass-Boston’s launch of its professional education programs in clean energy and sustainability.

Dan Reicher, until last week Google’s Director of Climate Change & Energy Initiatives, told a UMass-Boston audience of several hundred people that the US needs to do much more [...]

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SRECs to Rescue Solar Power?

May 18, 2010
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A few weeks ago I ran into David Weinberg, President of Apogee Solar, a solar energy developer in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I was intrigued by his company’s business pitch: to provide solar installations at no up-front cost to customers and then enter a long-term agreement to sell power to the customer at a heavily discounted [...]


Green Energy Investing For Beginners, Parts II and III:

November 21, 2009

How Much to Invest, Where, and the Risks
This is a second guest contribution by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA, an investment analyst and policy wonk specializing in clean energy.  This is an edited version of two articles that first appeared on, where he blogs about investing.  He also writes about energy policy and economics on [...]

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Urgent Need for Clean Tech Project Finance – FT

August 22, 2009

by David L. Levy
The urgency of Daniel Goldman’s proposal to create a The Clean Energy Accelerator Corp. (see previous post) is reinforced by an article in the Financial Times today,  Cash Crunch Could Stain Clean Technology. Richard Waters writes that:
The lack of capital, however, is preventing many companies in the alternative energy world from reaching [...]

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The Clean Energy Accelerator Corp.

August 22, 2009

How to finance large scale low-carbon investment
This guest contribution is by Daniel Goldman, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of GreatPoint Energy and co-founder of the early stage investment group, Clean Energy Venture Group. He has managed and invested over $4bn in energy technologies and projects and is a vocal advocate of financial solutions [...]