News

  • January 5, 2012  |  
  • CalCEF Press
  • Insurance for Crossing the Valley of Death
  • Renewable Energy World, Paul Frankel
  • To achieve a modest reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, global investment in renewable energy assets would need to increase from current levels of about $100 billion per year to $500 billion per year. Some of this increase can be accomplished by investment in existing, commercially proven technologies; but to ... more ›
  • December 20, 2011  |  
  • Finance
  • Ending the year with another clean energy investment
  • Google Blog, Axel Martinez, Assistant Treasurer, Google Treasury
  • We’ve made a new $94 million investment in a portfolio of four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects being built by Recurrent Energy near Sacramento, California. This brings our portfolio of clean energy investments to more than $915 million. We’ve already committed to providing funding this year to help more than 10,000 ... more ›
  • December 19, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • Why greentech will be huge in India
  • Gigaom, Katie Fehrenbacher
  • It is the worst time to be in greentech in the U.S. and the best time to be in greentech in many countries outside the U.S., Ira Ehrenpreis said at an industry event earlier this year. I have thought about that sentiment often throughout the two weeks that I have ... more ›
  • December 19, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • DOE Highlights Report on Successful Strategies for Renewable Energy Grid Integration
  • US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the release of a DOE-funded report to help better integrate wind energy into the electrical grid. The report, entitledStrategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable Energy Resources in Control Centers for Reliable Grid Operations: Global Best Practices, Examples of Excellence and ... more ›
  • December 15, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • Governor’s Climate Conference: Renewed Pledges But No New Initiatives
  • KQED, Sarah Terry-Cobo
  • The one-day conference reinforced the need to prepare for coming climate impacts Governor Jerry Brown says he wants to “intensify California’s leadership” on the climate front, but his climate conference at the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday offered no new initiatives toward that end. The one-day event ... more ›