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Calling All Entrepreneurs! A Greentech Conference for You

by Katie Fehrenbacher on April 6, 2010

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The intersection of the Internet and the greentech boom represents an incredible opportunity to define new markets, solve big problems and apply the talent of the Internet industry to the most important cause to date: saving the planet. Green:Net 2010 … Continue reading

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I often meet with VCs and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about the revenue opportunities for the smart grid. It is seen as the hot new technology that will create vast fortunes for the next generation of entrepreneurs. For a long time I have been… Continue reading

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Metrus Energy, a startup seeking to popularize a power purchase agreement-like model for investing in building energy efficiency projects, has landed its first contract. The “efficiency services agreement” announced Friday calls for military contra… Continue reading

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Vinod Khosla Boosted Funds to Over $1B

by Katie Fehrenbacher on January 22, 2010

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The turn of the new year seemed to act like the flip of the light switch in terms of greentech venture investing — already in 2010 greentech startups, and particularly smart grid firms, are seeing a rush of investment. And it looks like Vinod Khosla … Continue reading

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Looks like there’s a solid reason for all these companies developing home energy management tools. Pike Research published a report this morning that says that 28.1 million consumers will be using home energy management tools worldwide by 2015, which… Continue reading

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The Winners and Losers in the Smart Grid Stimulus Funds

by Katie Fehrenbacher on October 27, 2009

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The $3.4 billion in smart grid stimulus fund awards were announced this morning and close to 100 recipients woke up today to the equivalent of Christmas morning. At the same time, another 300 or so utilities and cities missed the boat and will have to … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Smart Grid Bubble

by Katie Fehrenbacher on September 18, 2009

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While the idea of an investment bubble growing for the smart grid isn’t new, the rhetoric around the question of whether or not we’re in the midst of a smart grid bubble has only risen in recent weeks. At the AlwaysOn Going Green conference in Saus… Continue reading

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