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SPEAKER DIMASI UNVEILS GREEN JOBS PLAN

In Chamber address, Speaker outlines $50 million initiative creating thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in new annual revenue

BOSTON, March 18, 2008 – House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, further elevating his leadership role in securing bold and meaningful energy reform in Massachusetts, today proposed a green jobs plan to boost the state’s burgeoning clean energy sector.

DiMasi, in an address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, announced the Green Jobs Act of 2008, a plan to set aside $50 million over five years to boost the growing market for clean energy jobs. Through at least $25 million in seed grants to young companies, fellowships for green entrepreneurs of the future, and workforce training programs, DiMasi’s plan is designed to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital, create thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in new annual revenue for the Commonwealth.

“This is yet another bold plan that will grow the right kind of jobs in Massachusetts – clean energy jobs, green jobs and good-paying jobs in the economy of the future,” DiMasi said. “Through our efforts, we will help create a powerful economic engine for the state in an industry that will double and triple in size in the years to come.”

DiMasi’s office said he intends to file his plan in the coming weeks and advocate for its passage in the House and Senate this session.

It will be funded at $5 million per year through $43 million the Legislature set aside for the Bay State Competitiveness Fund last year and an additional $5 million per year that is currently used for economic development programs through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC).

In last year’s Chamber address, DiMasi announced the details of his Green Communities Act, a bold energy reform bill that won the support of Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, Attorney General Martha Coakley, business leaders, environmentalists and advocates. It overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate earlier this year.

DiMasi said this second major energy reform initiative is directly aimed at creating jobs in the clean energy industry. The New England Clean Energy Council reports that a recent census positions clean energy as the 10th largest sector in Massachusetts with 14,500 jobs and growing at a staggering rate of more than 20 percent per year.

“There is atremendous opportunity here on clean energy, just as there is in life sciences,” DiMasi said. “To keep the growth in green jobs, we have to fight. Other states are rolling out the red carpet trying to steal our brain power and our venture capital. We have a natural clean energy cluster here and I intend to keep and grow it here.”

DiMasi’s five-year initial proposal will establish the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to guide efforts to foster the clean energy sector and create:

  • A $25 million Clean Energy Seed Grant Program that will award grants totaling $2 million to $5 million per year.
  • A $2.5 million Clean Energy Fellowship program to give experienced Massachusetts entrepreneurs the energy training they need to enter and drive this sector.
  • A $12.5 million Green Jobs Initiative to coordinate workforce development efforts on clean energy, investing more than $2 million per year in our universities and community colleges to help create the workforce needed to support this cluster.

The remaining funds are not specifically allocated and will be used to support these programs and other deemed necessary by the Clean Energy Center.

The plan will also redirect the funds currently spent by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund on economic development to support the programs of the Clean Energy Center. This will ensure a steady stream of revenue to support the Center’s programs and will be provide efficiencies in spending by coordinating the economic development spending in one place.

“Through our efforts, I believe we can keep these jobs here in Massachusetts, the birthplace of innovation,” DiMasi said.

Members of the New England Clean Energy Council voiced strong support as the plan was announced. They estimated that the Speaker’s plan could create as many as 21 new clean energy companies, attract as much as $500 million in venture capital and deliver huge benefits to the Commonwealth – potentially generating over 13,000 new jobs and $51 million in new annual income taxes.

Nick d’Arbeloff, executive director of the New England Clean Energy Council said estimates show the Massachusetts financial services sector will invest or loan over $2 billion to clean energy ventures over the next 5 years, while only a portion of this capital will actually be placed within the Commonwealth. The rest will flow to other states because Massachusetts simply does not have enough clean energy companies to absorb this funding, he said.

“The programs announced today by Speaker DiMasi will address this issue head-on, laying the foundation for a robust clean energy cluster that will serve as a powerful engine for economic growth in the decades to come,” d’Arbeloff said.

Hemant Taneja, managing director at General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm, and co-chair of the New England Clean Energy Council’s board of directors, said the venture community in Massachusetts is increasingly focused on the opportunity presented by the need for clean energy, but a lack of fundable companies and entrepreneurial talent is an obstacle to investment.

“The seed grant and fellowship programs announced today by the Speaker will allow venture investors to move ahead much more rapidly in building the companies of the future-and in generating the high-paying jobs they bring with them,” Taneja said.

Clean Energy for High Tech Conference (Free) March 26, 1-5 pm, Newton Marriott Hosted by the Massachusetts High Technology Council and the New England Clean Energy Council

Sponsored by Cooley Godward Kronish and EnerNOC

Businesses across Massachusetts—and around the world—are facing increasing pressure to make their operations more energy efficient. Those who act early will attain a competitive advantage; those who fail to act may find themselves in an expensive game of catch-up later on.

Clean Tech for High Tech is an collaboration between the High Technology Council and the New England Clean Energy Council, designed to help high tech company CFOs, facilities and sustainability executives better understand the and manage the energy challenges confronting their organizations.

Join us for a conference, Wednesday, March 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Experts – from clean tech and hi tech – will provide insight about their clean energy experiences. We are pleased to welcome Philip Giudice, Commissioner of the Commonwealth’s Division of Energy Resources, as our opening speaker.

By attending Clean Tech for High Tech, you will:

  • Learn more about MHTC’s Energy Program, which helps participating companies reduce and manage energy costs. Savings have topped $50 million since the program’s inception in 1996.
  • Gain insight from leading corporations—early adopters of energy efficiency products and services
  • Hear from innovative energy technology companies as to how their customers resolved pressing energy issues
  • Receive a briefing on critical energy policy issues—both state and federal—which will affect how your company manages energy and related costs both now and in the future.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 26, 1:00 pm at the Newton Marriott. Click here for registration. The meeting’s agenda and speaker biographies can be found here. Seating will be limited so please sign up now.

List of Renewable Energy Companies in France


geres

GERES – Groupe Energies Renouvelables et Environnement

 

GERES offers experts and solutions for energy management, solid-and-liquid waste treatment and agro food valorization. GERES encourages the use of local resources and renewable energy sources with a view to respecting the environment and providing well-balanced development schemes.

  • Business type: nonprofit organization
  • Service types: Initiate and leads development projects; Undertakes expertise missions; Trains local operators
  • Address: 2 cours Foch, Aubagne, PACA France 13400
  • Telephone: +33 (0)4 42 18 55 88
  • FAX: +33 (0)4 42 03 01 56
  • Web Site: http://geres.free.fr
  • E-mail: Send Email to GERES – Groupe Energies Renouvelables et Environnement

energie

Energie-Cités

With over 140 members in 24 countries and representing more than 500 towns and cities, Energie-Cités is the association of European local authorities for the promotion of local sustainable energy policies.

  • Business type: nonprofit organization, publisher
  • Service types: consulting, project development services
  • Address: 2, Chemin De Palente, Besançon, France FR-25000
  • Telephone: +33 (0)3 81 65 36 80
  • FAX: +33 (0)3 81 50 73 51
  • Web Site: http://www.energie-cites.eu

mgeups

MGE UPS Systems

MGE UPS SYSTEMS manufactures and commercializes a full range of power protection equipment and services to ensure our customers permanent uninterrupted high quality power. The company serves customers worldwide through an extensive network of subsidiaries, agents and liaison offices. Headquartered in Grenoble, France, the company has four regional offices: North and South America, Europe/M-E/Africa, North Asia and South Asia. The company’s products , mainly Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and related communications software provide power protection for a wide range of requirements from large mainframes to midrange systems, PC networks and standalone PCs serving major corporations, small businesses and individual users. Our powerful Services organization offers a full range of UPS associated services ranking from maintenance to highly sophisticated Teleservice, supervising your sensitive equipment 24 hours a day.

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: uninterruptible power supplies UPS.
  • Address: 780 rue Guillibert de la Lauziere, Grenoble, France 13856
  • Telephone: +33 4 42 16 39 00
  • FAX: +33 4 42 39 47 83
  • Web Site: http://www.mgeups.com

ieaorg

International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency, based in Paris, is an autonomous agency linked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The IEA is the energy forum for 26 Member countries. IEA Member governments are committed to taking joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. They have also agreed to share energy information, to co-ordinate their energy policies and to co-operate in the development of rational energy programmes. Objectives: To maintain and improve systems for coping with oil supply disruptions; To promote rational energy policies in a global context through co-operative relations with non-Member countries, industry and international organisations; To operate a permanent information system on the i…

  • Business type: nonprofit organization
  • Product types: developing alternative energy sources and increasing the efficiency of energy use.
  • Service types: project development services, financial services
  • Address: 9 rue de la Fédération, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France
  • Telephone: (+33)1 40 57 65 51
  • FAX: (+33)1 40 57 65 59
  • Web Site: http://www.iea.org
  • E-mail: Send Email to International Energy Agency

adome

LA PLANETE A BESOIN DE NOUS

In case you look for any european or french environmentally related information , our CD-Rom will be your guide with more than 3 000 environmental web sites Please look at our web site http://www.globenet.org/adome carefully .You will discover our CD-Rom

  • Business type: nonprofit organization
  • Product types: books, CD-Rom.
  • Service types: consulting, consulting, education and training
  • Address: 89 Rue POUCHET, Paris, France 75017
  • Telephone: 33 1 42633462
  • Web Site: http://www.globenet.org/adome

itebeorg

ITEBE International Association of Bioenergy Professionals

Founded in 1997, ITEBE is the International Association of Bioenergy Professionals which actively promotes and supports the full value chain of actors and stakeholders belonging to the bioenergy sector.

  • Business type: nonprofit organization, trade association
  • Product types: biomass energy boilers, energy efficient homes and buildings, waste treatment systems, cogeneration systems, wood burning stoves and furnaces, biofuels.
  • Address: 28 Boulevard Gambetta, Lons Le Saunier, France 39000
  • Telephone: +33 3 84 47 81 00
  • FAX: +33 3 84 47 81 19
  • Web Site: http://www.itebe.org
  • E-mail: Send Email to ITEBE International Association of Bioenergy Professionals

apricus

Apricus

Apricus is a global company focused on providing simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs. Apricus solar thermal systems are widely used in both residential and commercial applications to provide hot water, space heating, industrial hot water and even air-conditioning. Installing just one Apricus solar thermal collector can reduce CO2 levels as much as planting more than 200 trees and is the perfect choice for people wanting to become part of the SOLUTION by reducing their carbon footprint.

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: solar water heating components collectors evacuated tube.
  • Address: Villa Bel Air, 35 rue du Midi, Le Mans, France F-72000
  • Telephone: +33 686 540 412
  • Web Site: http://www.apricus.com

photowatt

Photowatt Technologies

Photowatt Technologies is a leading developer and integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products and solutions. With over 30 years experience and a tradition of quality. Photowatt delivers high efficiency solar modules. With manufacturing and product development facilities in france, photowatt technologies continues to develop new and innovative solutions for the world solar markets.

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: photovoltaic cells (PV cells) and modules.
  • Address: 33 Rue St Honore, ZI Champfleuri, 38300 Bourgoin Jallieu, France
  • Telephone: 33 (0) 474.93.80.20
  • FAX: 33 (0) 474.93.80.40
  • Web Site: http://www.photowatt.com
  • E-mail: Send Email to Photowatt Technologies

44167

VOLTEC Solar

Manufacturer of solar panels

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: photovoltaic systems building integrated BIPV.
  • Address: 1, rue des Près, Dinsheim sur Bruche, Alsace France 67190
  • Telephone: +33 3 88 49 49 84
  • Web Site: http://www.voltec-solar.com
  • E-mail: Send Email to VOLTEC Solar

saftamerica

SAFT

 

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: lithium ion batteries, nickel metal hydride batteries, lithium batteries, rechargeable batteries, military batteries, electric vehicle batteries, lithium polymer batteries.
  • Address: 12 rue Sadi Carnot, 93170 Bagnolet, France
  • Telephone: +33 (0)1 49 93 19 18
  • FAX: +33 (0)1 49 93 19 50
  • Web Site: http://www.saftbatteries.com
  • E-mail: Send Email to SAFT

16904

Sunworks

Manufacturer of solar charge controllers for leisure, marine and industrial applications. Design service for solar energy systems and controllers.

  • Business type: manufacturer
  • Product types: photovoltaic system, solar charge controller, solar electric power system, battery charge controller, motorhome charge controller, motorhome solar panel charge controller, motorhome solar charge controller, motorhome solar panel charge regulator, motorhome solar charge regulator, caravan charge controller, caravan solar panel charge controller, car….
  • Service types: Design and manufacture of solar energy systems, control systems, regulators etc. .
  • Address: Place de l’eglise, Louzignac, Charente Maritime France 17160
  • Telephone: 00 33 546 58 66 17
  • Web Site: http://www.sunworks.co.uk
  • E-mail: Send Email to Sunworks

eoltec

Eoltec SAS

High Efficiency & Reliability Wind Turbines and Systems for Renewable Energy (5 to 250kW).

  • Business type: manufacturer, exporter, engineering
  • Product types: medium wind energy systems and OEM components.
  • Service types: manufacturing – sales – engineering – projects
  • Address: 455 promenade des Anglais, Porte de l’Arenas, Hall C, Nice Cedex3, Alpes maritimes France 06299
  • Telephone: 00 33 (0)6 85 30 35 05
  • FAX: 00 33 (0)4 94 30 82 35
  • Web Site: http://www.eoltec.com

 

List of Renewable Energy Companies in the UK

List of Companies Producing Their Own Renewable Energy You Can Purchase Directly

Here are the companies in the UK that actually have investments in or are developing solutions for renewable energy. (Below this list are organisations that buy-in the products).

  • Ecotricity – is a UK company that has wind farms
  • RES (Renewable Energy Company) – is also developing wind farms
  • Good Energy Company – does have their own wind farms but buy in much of their green energy supplies
  • British Gas – is investing over £1.2 billion into renewables and already has operational wind farms onshore and offshore

There are many other companies in the UK than manufacture renewable energy generating equipment such as wind turbines, solar panels etc but you can not purchase energy from them. Additionally, there are many small businesses and home owners that generate their own electricity with some of them selling this into the national grid via feed in tariffs.

Companies Offering Green Tariffs by Purchasing Energy From Elsewhere

At the time of writing the following companies offer consumers and businesses the options of 100% green tariff but they purchase their supplies from other businesses rather than having their own sources:

  • Green Energy UK – only green tariffs offered
  • Eon Go Green Tariff – is a matched based tariff (ie: they match what you buy from traditional sources by buying green energy)
  • Npower Juice is similar to the above scheme
  • EDF green tariff has a small mix of green energy (current just under 7%) but the rest is traditional
  • Ovo Green energy is all purchased from the national grid but is all from renewable sources

So if you are after a completely green tariff be careful with the terms and conditions because many companies are just offsetting what you use from traditional brown sources of energy rather than providing you directly and only from renewable sources. Many companies are thought to be entering this space and with the increase in the amount of power and technologies influencing this area more options should be available and prices are set to also reduce over time.

A List of America’s Fastest-Growing Clean Energy Companies

The editors at Inc. magazine have released their rankings of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America. The list offers an interesting snapshot of where growth is taking place in the energy sector.

The boom in America’s unconventional oil and gas development is clearly evident on the list. Out of the 110 energy companies mentioned, there were dozens of firms providing drilling services, pipeline construction services, and consulting on fossil energy development. With the U.S. now producing more liquid fuels than Saudi Arabia, the growth of those companies isn’t surprising.

But with renewable electricity doubling over the last four years and more states getting serious about using efficiency as a resource, the clean energy sector was also very well represented. Inc. identified 45 companies offering demand response, energy efficiency and solar as part of the list.

Here are the rankings of the fastest-growing clean energy companies in terms of revenue over the last three years, as documented by Inc. (Descriptions were taken from the Inc. list).

#14: Sparc — 12,863 percent growth.
Provides software development services for the government and commercial sectors, and develops commercial software products for the executive leadership, human resources, green energy, analytics, and mobile markets.

#45: Silver Spring Networks — 5,867 percent growth
Provides devices, software, and services that improve energy management and efficiency by connecting consumers and utility providers through energy networks.

#46: ThinkLite — 5,525 percent growth
Custom-designs and manufactures efficient lighting for commercial and government applications.

#49: Solar Alliance of America — 5,337 percent growth
A residential solar energy contracting firm that offers zero-down financing, no payments for eighteen months, and low monthly payments thereafter.

#84: Next Step Living — 3,890 percent growth
Evaluates homes for energy efficiency and environmental impact, then develops customized action plans and helps them insulate and install efficient windows, heating systems, and/or solar panels.

#91: Sol Systems — 3,716 percent growth
A boutique firm that offers investors direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with project financing. It monetizes solar renewable energy credits, places investor capital into vetted solar projects, and structures complex transactions such as tax equity and new market tax credits.

#139: Populus — 2,685 percent growth
Specializes in the comprehensive implementation of utility management and community energy-efficiency programs.

#140: Astrum Solar — 2,665 percent growth
A solar provider that serves homeowners and small businesses in a dozen states from six operations centers.

#164: BrightSource Energy — 2,415 percent growth
Designs, develops and sells solar thermal power systems for utilities and industrial companies.

#241: PanelClaw — 1,790 percent growth
Supplies mounting and balancing accessories for photovoltaic systems in the commercial and utility markets.

#266: Hawaii Energy Connection — 1,609 percent growth
Offers a range of commercial and residential sustainable energy services in the Hawaiian solar market.

#290 Plug Smart — 1,507 percent growth
Helps commercial, industrial, nonprofit, institutional, and utility companies implement a broad range of technology and energy solutions, including self-funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, decreasing power generation and energy supply costs, and reclaiming investments in energy efficiency.

#318: SimpleRay — 1,354 percent growth
Sells photovoltaic solar panels and related components and provides design and installation support for residents and businesses.

#546: Propel Fuels — 834 percent growth
Builds, owns and operates a network of green-built fueling stations in California and Washington that sell a selection of low-carbon renewable fuels for fleets, as well as individual consumers.

#577: E4E Solutions — 784 percent growth
Provides energy efficiency project delivery services to businesses including design, construction, and performance based services.

#608: SunDurance Energy — 755 percent growth
A solar energy company that develops, builds and operates megawatt-scale solar power services across the globe.

#609: SmartWatt Energy — 754 percent growth
A nationwide provider of energy-efficiency services for commercial, industrial, government and utility customers.

#627: Blue Oak Energy — 732 percent growth
Develops and installs large-scale photovoltaic systems. Focuses on solar electric design, engineering, and construction for commercial, utility, and government sector projects.

#753: A&R Solar — 611 percent growth
Designs and installs solar energy systems for homeowners, businesses, and public agencies.

#768: JatroDiesel — 594 percent growth
Develops biodiesel technology and equipment and also produces biodiesel.

#779: Verengo Solar — 583 percent growth
Provides residential solar products and services.

#786: Roof Diagnostics Solar — 580 percent growth
Started as a roofing consultant and contractor, Roof Diagnostics now focuses on solar power.

#862: Clean Currents — 519 percent growth
Clean Currents is a green energy company offering wind power at competitive rates to households and businesses.

#935: Ioxus — 467 percent growth
Designs and manufactures ultracapacitors and other products that allow for higher power and energy density and higher voltage levels and are used in a range of applications such as wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, and renewable energy.

#1088: Renova Solar — 386 percent growth
Residential and commercial solar installer.

#1141: FLS Energy — 367 percent growth
Offers solar energy engineering, installation and financing for utility-scale solar thermal and photovoltaic energy systems.

#1372: SolarCity — 294 percent growth
A leading solar services provider in the residential and commercial markets.

#1505: Sunetric — 265 percent growth
A solar installer responsible for some of the largest photovoltaic systems in Hawaii, including Kona Commons on the Big Island and Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai.

#1529: ADI Energy — 261 percent growth
Provides clients with ways to increase energy efficiency in existing structures.

#1579: Leading Edge Design Group — 251 percent growth
Provides energy optimization services through efficient design and emerging LED lighting and wireless control technologies.

#1641: Solar Universe — 238 percent growth
A residential and commercial solar panel installation franchise with dozens of locations across the country.

#1747: Solar Art Window Film — 221 percent growth
Provides and installs window film for residential and commercial uses. Carries films that reduce interior energy usage by filtering the amount of sunlight coming in through windows.

#2037: Groom Energy Solutions — 180 percent growth
Provides renewable and energy efficiency technology and services such as the installation of lighting, HVAC equipment, and solar, wind, and co-generation systems, to commercial and industrial companies.

#2087: Standard Solar — 178 percent growth
Develops and integrates solar electricity systems for residential, government, commercial, and education customers.

#2694: Bridge Energy Group — 130 percent growth
Advises clients on how to implement smart grid integration.

#2903: CLEAResult — 118 percent growth
Designs and delivers energy optimization services for electric, gas, and water utility companies as well as residential, institutional and industrial organizations.

#2937: Sullivan Solar Power — 116 percent growth
Designs and installs solar power systems for residential, commercial, government, and nonprofit customers.

#3130: Rodda Electric — 105 percent growth
A commercial electrical contractor specializing in renewable energy and commercial and industrial electric design and installation.

#3397: EnergyLogic — 92 percent growth
Provides residential energy efficiency and conservation services by working with utility companies, homebuilders and other stakeholders in the energy industry.

#3407: Heron Lake BioEnergy — 91 percent growth
Operates an ethanol plant fired by natural gas piped in by Agrinatural Gas.

#3435: Chinook Systems — 90 percent growth
Acts as a liaison between architectural engineers and contractors to sustain and maintain energy-efficient, high-performing buildings through commissioning services, facilities management, and software integration for its clients.

#3887: 3TIER — 72 percent growth
Provides risk analysis and forecasting power for utility-scale energy projects.

#3890: Phoenix Energy Technologies — 72 percent growth
Provides Enterprise Energy Management software and services in the retail, higher education and commercial sectors through its IP-based connectivity service and software-as-a-service approach.

#4093: Advanced BioEnergy — 64 percent growth
Produces ethanol and related products, including wet, modified, and dried distillers’ grains and corn oil.

#4555: Third Sun Solar — 54 percent growth
Designs solar power structures for commercial, institutional, and residential clients.

#4967: Maneri~Agraz Enterprises — 35 percent growth
Designs and installs energy-efficient lighting systems that significantly reduce commercial lighting costs in large industrial facilities.

NEEIC $150K Energy Business Creation Competition

Drivers for Business Creation Competition:
  • Energy is the largest global industry, but relative to other industries, the rate of innovation is insufficient to meet the current time challenge to avoid massive disruption.
  • Prices for this industry, upon which all other industries and the overall economy are so dependent upon, have increased dramatically, changing the rules of the game.
  • Demand for energy products will increase dramatically as emerging economies, in particular, China and India, continue to progress, resulting in a huge supply gap in current known energy resources, which must be filled.
  • Current global energy supplies depend upon politically unstable regions, therefore, energy facilities and transmission operations are vulnerable to terrorist attacks and nuclear proliferation.
  • Lack of a globally recognized, centralized cluster of high-tech energy businesses and leaders.
Business Creation Award:
  • $100,000 initial investment for the winning company from General Catalyst Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures and Atlas Venture
  • More than $50,000 of in-kind professional services from leading New England firms, including:
    – In-kind PR services from fama PR
    – In-kind legal services for IP protection and business organization from Mintz Levin
    – Office space
  • Active involvement from General Catalyst Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Atlas Venture, fama PR and Mintz Levin toward launching the company
Submission Requirements:
  • Must have proprietary, innovative energy technology or an innovative services business model
  • Must be New England-based
  • Must not already be venture capital financed
Key Dates:
  • January 22, 2007 – Executive Summary Submissions Due
  • February 26, 2007 – Business Plan Submissions Due
  • March 10, 2007 – Winner Announced at MIT Energy Conference

About Us

Mission

To build a collaborative organization of regional energy leaders that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth in order to create sustainable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

NEEIC will bring together local thought leaders and experts from the academic, business, financial, venture, and government communities to collaborate through a broad range of interactive programs and activities to help organize and formally recognize New England’s “cluster” of high-tech energy businesses and leaders.

Challenges

  • Energy is the largest global industry, but relative to other industries, the rate of innovation is insufficient to meet the current time challenge to avoid massive disruption
  • Prices for this industry, upon which all other industries and the overall economy are so dependent upon, have increased dramatically, changing the rules of the game
  • Demand for energy products will increase dramatically as emerging economies, in particular, China and India, continue to progress, resulting in a huge supply gap in current known energy resources, which must be filled
  • Current global energy supplies depend upon politically unstable regions, therefore, energy facilities and transmission operations are vulnerable to terrorist attacks and nuclear proliferation.
  • Lack of a globally recognized, centralized cluster of high-tech energy businesses and leaders

Strategy

  • NEEIC will organize a world leading cluster in New England to address these challenges by establishing itself as a global energy leader in thought, technology, entrepreneurship, government partnership and intelligent investing
  • NEEIC, by focusing this innovation cluster, will foster innovation and economic growth
  • New England has taken a leadership role in technology and biotechnology; it can do the same for energy
  • The key to resolving these challenges lies in innovation; this is what New England does best!
  • NEEIC will coordinate, connect and energize the region’s vast intellectual capital around energy technology innovation, entrepreneurship and policy

Benefits

  • NEEIC is beneficial to the region: NEEIC will help New England maintain its leadership position in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. It will also help to keep the local economy strong.
  • NEEIC is beneficial to the country and world: NEEIC will address the critically important energy issues – one of the largest problems the nation and world faces.
  • NEEIC will bring together a vital network of leaders to meet and collaborate, engage in stimulating discussions and work with other cluster members to truly make a difference.

Sponsors

  • General Catalyst Partners
  • MIT Entrepreneurship Center
  • Advanced Technology Ventures
  • Atlas Venture
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart
  • fama PR
  • Hunt & Gather
  • Mintz Levin

Become a Sponsor

Energy Community

Events Calendar

  1. MIT Events Calendar
Energy Blogs:

Discussions about energy and our future, and energy industry news and interviews:

  1. The Oil Drum
  2. The Watt
Venture Capital Investment in Clean Energy:

VC investments in clean energy companies based in New England increased dramatically in FY2006.

    Energy Innovators

    NEEIC is building a database and map of New England’s “cluster” of high-tech energy businesses and leaders. The current database and map of energy businesses and leaders may be accessed below.

    Membership

    Founded by General Catalyst Partners, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Advanced Technology Ventures, Atlas Venture, and local energy leaders, NEEIC is actively seeking charter members to help realize its mission of building an organization that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth to create sustainable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

    • NEEIC will organize a world leading cluster in New England to address these challenges by establishing itself as a global energy leader in thought, technology, entrepreneurship, government partnership and intelligent investing
    • NEEIC, by focusing this innovation cluster, will foster innovation and economic growth
    • New England has taken a leadership role in technology and biotechnology; it can do the same for energy
    • The key to resolving these challenges lies in innovation; this is what New England does best!
    • NEEIC will coordinate, connect and energize the region’s vast intellectual capital around energy technology innovation, entrepreneurship and policy

    Those interested in helping to launch this new organization should contact NEEIC at: 617.234.7044 or membership@neeic.org.

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