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  • Motley Green

    This is so true. A lot of companies claim themselves as Non-Profit companies working towards betterment of planet just to get some extra money.

    www.motleygreen.com
    Save the planet while you network!

  • kyrthompson

    Dear Editor,
    Good uses questions as headlines for nearly every single article that publishes. I know this is something that lots of media sources do these days, but it gives the impression that you're only raising questions rather than providing insightful observation and analysis. Or that you're not sure that any claims you're making/investigating are legit. I don't think either is the case. It's Ok to stand behind your articles without the safety net of the question mark. You're doing good work, stand by it proudly!
    Cheers,
    KRT

  • Connor Link

    I like the idea of alternative funding & revenue sharing. Green energy is awkward in its newness & the ROI for investors may not be readily apparent. In other greenish sectors, though, finance & investment activity is running full bore, specifically in natural & organic food.

    • Sarah McKinney

      I know, I like the rev/share idea too! It would require a shift in perspective. And Ray Lane, managing partner at Kleiner Perkins, confirms what you're saying about investing in other "greenish" sectors. In the article below, discussing their decrease in clean tech investment, he said, "We’re spending time in the broader resource areas: water, food, agriculture, better seed production.” http://upstart.bizjournals.com/money/loot/2012/10/15/kleiner-perkins-curbs-cleantech-spending.html?page=all

      • nick kovaleski

        using the term broader resource areas when talking about food and water seems slightly ignorant, to me at least. what do we need most?...food and water for the billions of starving and those who lack clean water.
        clean tech investment just allows us to substantiate our wants a bit more, all of those cars and televisions silly americans and other globally seem to thnk they "need".

  • Mark Goldes

    The most important money for breakthrough technologies comes from Angel investors and can be called Adventure Capital.

    See Cheap Green and Moving Beyond Oil at www.aesopinstitute.org for examples of inventions that can change the entire economic and energy landscape.