Another bumpy start for Cleantech incentives in 2013

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jan 26, 2013 2:19:59 PM

So the fiscal cliff drama has resolved itself temporarily, with both solar and wind incentives living on for another year…

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Topics: Federal Grants, Clean Energy grants

Cleantech Incentives Will Expire Dec. 31st – Have We Been To This Movie?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Nov 22, 2011 10:56:44 AM

As we watch Europe’s financial system teeter on the brink, many are preparing for the US’s own unwelcomed, but necessary austerity effort.  Yet with yesterday’s deadlock by the Super Committee, we’re all left wondering if our elected leaders have been watching too much ESPN, detailing the NBA’s own failure to come to an agreement, after over two years of negotiations.

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Topics: Federal Grants, DOE Loan Guarantee, Clean Energy grants, Investment Tax Credit

Post-Solyndra, Do We Like Being A Limited Partner in DOE Cleantech Fund I?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Sep 8, 2011 4:00:36 AM

In late 2008 George Bush’s $700 billion TARP investment put the US Federal Government into the private equity business.

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Topics: Federal Grants, DOE Loan Guarantee, Stimulus

The Sputnik moment in US Cleantech? Long term legislation.

Posted by proadmin on Jan 25, 2011 6:27:35 PM

Today I attended the Clean Economy Network‘s first conference in Washington, DC, fittingly on the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, State of the Union, Federal Grants, Clean Economy Summit, Clean Energy grants, Sputnik moment

Section 1603 extension – a one year holiday gift?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 17, 2010 5:00:08 AM

With last night’s tax bill passage by the House, the renewable energy industry has been given a wonderful holiday gift.   But this toy’s battery only lasts one year and you might not be able to replace it.

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Topics: Solar PV, Federal Grants, renewable grants, Section 1603, Renewable Energy

Attention policy makers – Cleantech Grants and Utility Rebates need to be predictable and continuous

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Nov 23, 2009 4:32:45 PM

In my former life as a early stage venture capitalist I learned a traditional VC bias against investing in start ups where government subsidies were necessary to make the technology’s economic case work.  Year’s later I’m scratching my head at how the VC market has thrown out this bias in cleantech investing, an example being their heavy investment in solar PV technology.

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Topics: utility rebates, Rebates, Solar PV, Federal Grants, federal grant, incentives, Clean Energy grants, Investment Tax Credit