A brainstorm of key players in the field [list is still under development].
Among the most interesting Cleantech companies:
Guardian’s Cleantech 100 list (2009).
WSJ top 10 cleantech companies (2011).
Venture Capitalists (VCs) etc.
Clean path ventures: project finance, project development, commercialization.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
VantagePoint Venture Partners
General Electric Financial Services
Climate Change Capital: an environmental investment manager and advisory group specialising in the opportunities generated by the global transition to a low carbon econom
Web sites, News & Analysis, Community
CleanEdge: a research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector.
CleanTechInvestor: publisher of finance, investment and business information.
CleanTech.org: where scientists and entrepreneurs meet to commercialize clean technologies.
EnergyCentral: online hub for the energy industry community.
GreenBiz: Business Voice of the Green Economy, source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business
Green Tech Media: Greentech Media is a business to business site covering daily news and market analysis about the end-to-end greentech market.
Skipso: an online platform and business to business marketplace focused on sustainable innovation.
Thompson Reuters Point Carbon: provider of news, analysis and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon markets.
Rob Day, Partner, Black Coral Capital, Boston, MA, USA. (see Rob’s blog).
Neil M. Dikeman, Partner, Jane Capital Partners & Founder of Cleantech.org & Contributing Editor of AltEnergyStocks.com
Scott G. Smith, US Cleantech leader, Deloitte
William Aulet, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Mark T. Donohue, Cleantech Entrepreneur-in-residence, Babson College.
Ernest Moniz, MIT
Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, The Cleantech Revolution: Discover the top trends, technologies and companies to watch (2008), Harper Paperbacks.
Governments, Institutions, Policy, Clusters
REN21: the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.
What are the top regions for clean tech? Traditionally, one would say Silicon Valley and Boston/Cambridge in the USA, but China bypassed US investments in 2010, and Europe is investing heavily.
Top contenders for clean tech reign are USA, China, Canada, Germany, UK, and Sweden.
Top cleantech cities include Boston and San Francisco.
Industry Organizations (non profits)
European Climate Foundation: aims to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.
A business model is the method by which a company generates revenue and should specify where it is positioned in the value chain in order to solve customer problems and deliver profit to its owners or shareholders. Top Cleantech business models include:
- Subsidies in regulated markets (the traditional model)
- B2G – Business to Government
- B2B – Business to Business
- B2C – Business to Consumer
Some companies make products, other deliver services or both.
All companies have a way of engaging its constituents, stakeholders and customers, be it by:
In Cleantech, disruptive yet system changing models are at work.
Corn ethanol bubble