01 June 2012

How to Save a Planet - On a Budget: New ebook featuring The Green Skeptic

My insights on cleantech investing are featured in a new ebook from The Energy Collective. How to Save a Planet - On a Budget

Built from the webinar we did last November, the book offers insights from over a dozen experts in the field and includes pertinent information for companies, investors, and clean energy advocates. 

The book asks the critical question, How can we drive progress to a clean energy economy when governments are broke and investment is scarce?

My thoughts can be found in Chapter 3, "The Changing Shape of Clean Tech Investment."  

Download it free here: How to Save a Planet - On a Budget

For those concerned about the planet’s well-being, it’s one of the crucial questions of our time, one that may have implications for our environment for generations. In a time of financial scarcity, our goal at TheEnergyCollective.com is to figure out how companies and governments can shift to greener, cleaner consumption of energy, and, most importantly, how they will pay for the infrastructure projects that are essential to limiting our output of climate change-causing greenhouse gases.

To that end, we conversed with a diverse group of experts and examined case studies that describe viable solutions to our climate crisis in the midst of an economic crisis. We hope this content will be of interest to energy professionals looking to learn about where the industry is going, those in cleantech interested in financing solutions, those in government hoping to improve local infrastructure, and advocates, journalists, policymakers and policy wonks looking for the latest insight on market solutions to climate problems. 

We cover:
  • Paying the true cost of energy through carbon pricing
  • Can carbon markets drive green innovation and infrastructure?
  • Public-private cooperation for a greener economy
  • The economic case for green infrastructure
  • Cleantech startups and the venture capital funding climate
  • Federal policy and cleantech
Featuring Input from:
  • Gernot Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Marc Gunther, FORTUNE
  • Jesse Jenkins, Breakthrough Institute
  • Will Coleman, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Thiemo Gropp, co-founder, DESERTEC Foundation
  • Andrew Carman, Head of Americas for Project & Structured Finance - Infrastructure, Cities & Industry, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
  • Jo Danko, Global Director for Sustainable Solutions, CH2M HILL
  • Lucas Merrill Brown, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford
  • Kirk Edelman, President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services U.S
  • Lane Burt, Technical Policy Director, USGBC
  • Lee Thiessen, Executive Director for Climate Change Policy and British Columbia’s Climate Action Secretariat
  • Janet Peace, VP of Business and Markets Strategies, C2ES
  • Dan Shugar, CEO, Solaria
  • Scott Edward Anderson, founder, VerdeStrategy
Download it free here: How to Save a Planet - On a Budget