News

  • December 15, 2011  |  
  • Finance
  • Alternative Energy & the Economy
  • CNBC video
  • The alternative energy strategies to help the nation become more efficient in energy consumption, with Thomas Steyer, Farallon Capital Management founder/senior managing member. Alternative Energy & the Economy.
  • December 13, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • Bay Area firms aid Obama’s energy retrofit plan
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew S. Ross
  • When President Obama announced his $4 billion initiative to finance energy efficiency programs at the White House on Friday, a number of Bay Area allies were, literally, right behind him. There were senior executives from San Francisco’s Metrus Energy, which committed $75 million of private capital to the initiative, and from Sunnyvale’s Serious Energy and ... more ›
  • December 9, 2011  |  
  • Finance
  • Reining In the ‘Soft Costs’ of Solar
  • New York Times, Jim Witkin
  • Reducing the cost of installing solar power systems for homes and small commercial properties remains near the top of the Department of Energy’s to-do list. Early this year, Steven Chu, the energy secretary, unveiled the department’s SunShot Initiative, fashioned at least in spirit on the moon shot program, in which ... more ›
  • December 7, 2011  |  
  • Finance
  • Warren Buffett dives deep into solar
  • CNET, Martin LaMonica
  • MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s investment company, made its first move into solar with the acquisition of First Solar’s Topaz Solar Farm, one of the two largest projects in the world. The more than $2 billion power plant in California’s San Luis Obispo County will be able ... more ›
  • December 6, 2011  |  
  • Finance
  • Clean energy attracts its trillionth dollar
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Press Release
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that the trillionth dollar has been invested in clean energy since its records began London and New York, 6 December 2011 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance has recorded the trillionth dollar of investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart energy technologies since its records ... more ›