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Energy & Resource Innovation
September 02, 2010 Posted by
Controversy, consternation, and skepticism always swirl around Cleantech and policy, highlighted most recently by the disappointing COP 15 climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. There was plenty of debate but little in the way of real direction. Despite that, however, it’s instructive to reflect on progress in the last several years.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
September 02, 2010 Posted by
According to a recent report by Pew Charitable Trusts¹, China invested almost $35 billion in clean energy in 2009, just about double the U.S. total of $18.6 billion. Remarkably, China’s total in 2004 was just $2.5 billion.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
September 02, 2010 Posted by
There have been a number of companies to enter or approach registration; however, for the most part, just one in each key vertical.
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2010 Posted by
There has been much discussion about the recent rally in the bond market, primarily in U.S. Treasuries, with some observers labeling it as the next "Bubble."
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Energy & Resource Innovation
August 04, 2010 Posted by
Cleantech investing continues to recover at faster pace. All of the news services, including VentureSource, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Cleantech Network, report consistently strengthening investment activity through the second quarter of 2010.
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Observation Deck
August 02, 2010 Posted by
The need for greater efficiencies around managing cash and liquidity, together with the need to improve visibility and maintain control, are key concerns for clients with growing overseas operations. These needs, along with the desire to enhance returns, are what make an effective global cash management platform essential.
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Quarterly Economic Report
July 12, 2010 Posted by
It’s been interesting to watch the markets set up for alternating scenarios through this downturn. Several times during the last 22 months since Lehman went under, fears of inflation have swept in like waves on the beach. Just as quickly the water receded from the shore.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Open Market Committee has once again reiterated the proverbial “extended” remark, regarding leaving the target interest rate unchanged in the range of zero to 0.25 percent. It is becoming more likely that the first rate increase is about a year away. Here's why.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
June 03, 2010 Posted by
On April 8-9, 2010, Silicon Valley Bank broughttogether 104 experts from the entrepreneurial, venture capital, energy,academic and policy worlds to discuss critical issues affecting the long termgrowth of the energy generation, storage and efficiency markets.  Here are our key takeaways from this set ofinvigorating, closed door discussions.
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Observation Deck
June 01, 2010 Posted by
The global economic recovery remains in question, as evidenced by the instability in the euro zone and 10 percent unemployment in the United States. Although the U.S. is seeing robust hiring in the manufacturing sector, the impact is diminished because the service sector constitutes 70 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Complicating the global recovery scenario will be Europe’s prolonged period of relatively weak economic performance due to austerity measures imposed as result of the nearly $1 trillion rescue package.
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