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Solar Valuation

What kind of value can customers return to the system with the advent of distributed solar? The root of the solar debate in 2014 is how do we handle cost-benefit calculation associated with the evolution of the solar industry. There is a bid ask spread between those exporting to the grid and potential buyers. The … Continue reading

Evaluation of Private Equity in Energy Start Ups

Glimpsing the future of energy through the eyes of Surge, STV, Austin Ventures and Houston Ventures is an unconventional way to spend lunch. Bob Metcalf, noted VC and UT’s innovation asset, is moderating a panel that seeks to tackle the capital intensity and capital efficiency issues of energy startups. Interesting to hear this from three … Continue reading

Energy Forum Dispatch

The 2014 UT Energy Forum is starting off strong with Bob Ingles of the Energy & Enterprise Institute. His history in politics and energy policy gives his words more weight than I would typically ascribe to a conservative politician talking about clean energy.  The E&EI’s mission, to change the conservative mindset regarding energy policy and … Continue reading

A Clean New Direction

Knocean will now be an outlet for all things CleanTech.  I look forward to sharing what I read, learn, and experience as I embark on a new career.  Ideally, posts and links will come out at least twice a week and longer pieces a couple times a month.  This will be an exciting journey and … Continue reading

A Refreshing Glimmer of a Brighter Future

Regulations are not the best way to a greener future.  Instead, business leaders that keep their heads above the fray and have a vision of the future less tainted by next quarter’s PL figures hold the key to the seismic shift toward sustainability and a habitable future.  An article I encountered in VentureWire identified EDF, … Continue reading

Another Blog To Follow

Be sure to check out Rob Crane’s blog over at http://www.robcraneracing.com He is an Olympic-bound sailor who is finally approaching the fun, rewarding part of his campaign: The Olympics!

People and Companies Doing Cool Things

Access to VentureWire and other newsletters gives me a good look at companies on the verge of making it or more established ones breaking into new markets.  Often more compelling that the companies or products are the people driving this innovation.  I hope to make this a frequent feature.  http://corp.dimensionu.com/ Educational gaming from DimensionU is … Continue reading

Krugman is Refreshingly Sane

Krugman is Refreshingly Sane

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This Is Harder Than I Thought

It is pretty easy to be lazy an not post anything for over a month.  Getting the hang of blogging and doing it consistently will certainly take some time.  Since I last posted there has not been great progress on RiverKeeper, but I’ve assessed the health of marshes and beaches on a regular basis and … Continue reading