Sunday, August 22, 2010

CU Professors Interview on Business For Breakfast Radio Show About the ReTool Renewable Energy 4-Part Certificate Program, starting Aug 27

Reminder: the first of four monthly sessions begin Friday, August 27th: "RETool: Developing Business Careers in the New Energy Economy."

"The rapid growth of renewable energy is a bright spot in a troubled economy. Clean energy companies are expanding, especially in Colorado, and federal stimulus funds are flooding the industry. Now is the time to identify attractive opportunities in this rapidly evolving industry.

Get ahead of the curve - take an intensive, four-day certificate program offered by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder that provides an in-depth look at renewable energy technologies and policies.

All courses will be held at the Leeds School of Business on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Each course will be led by CU faculty with expertise in clean technology development, and will include a panel of industry experts. Schedule and topics:

Friday, Aug. 27 Renewable Power
Friday, Oct. 1 Understanding Smart Grids
Friday, Nov. 5 Renewable Transportation Energy
Friday, Dec. 3 Energy Efficiency

Participants may take all four courses to earn a RETool Renewable Energy Certificate, or may take courses individually."

Link to registration information

Link to the Business For Breakfast radio interview, recorded Aug 20th

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Coming in October: Colorado's First Cleantech Awards Celebration

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is pleased to announce the inaugural Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration. This celebratory luncheon will honor the companies and entrepreneurs driving Colorado’s thriving cleantech industry.

Mr. Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner with Technology Partners in Palo Alto, CA, will keynote the luncheon event. Ira has been with Technology Partners since 1996 and was investing in cleantech before it was considered as an industry. The majority of the firm's investments are in early stage companies and 50% of those are in cleantech. Ira leads the firm's Cleantech investment practice, investing in Energy Technology, Water Technology, and Advanced Materials opportunities and is an investor in Colorado's Abound Soar, as well as in Tesla Motors.

Link for more information

Get acquainted with Ira Ehrenpreis on YouTube:

CCIA Board Member Kimbal Musk "Tells All" on Fearless QA WebTV show

"Alex @bogusky welcomes special guest, @kimbal musk to the FearLess Cottage. Alex's dad, @billbogusky joins a conversation that meanders from Tesla to One Riot, Paypal to the culinary arts and even space travel."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ecotech Institute to Host Green Jobs Open House With Panel of Industry Experts, Including CCIA Exec Dir Chris Shapard

"Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, will host an open house on Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. The open house will feature an impressive panel of guest speakers to discuss the booming green industry and how to obtain and prepare for careers in the cleantech sector.

Potential and current Ecotech Institute students will gather to listen to the discussion and participate in a Q&A session. Ecotech's first class of students boasts an almost perfect attendance rate, proving their dedication to preparing for future green careers. The open house will not only feature the guest speakers, but also allow potential students to meet faculty, staff and current students.

The Ecotech Institute panel of expert speakers will include:

Christine Shapard, Executive Director of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

Dr. Abbas Ghassemi, Director of the Institute for Energy and Environment (IE&E) and professor of Chemical Engineering at New Mexico State University

Glenn Wilson, Academic Dean at Ecotech Institute

Alison Wise, Director of Career Services at Ecotech Institute (moderator)"

Link to the Marketwire newswire

Friday, August 6, 2010

Video Recap: "Clean Over Green," Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

Dr. Joseph A. Stanislaw, Independent Senior Advisor, Energy & Sustainability, Deloitte LLP presented "Clean Over Green" to the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association July 29, 2010, at the Denver Chamber. Link for more information at: or

Part One (first of four parts, followed by six questions)

Clean Over Green Part 1:

Clean Over Green Part 2:

Clean Over Green Part 3:

Clean Over Green Part 4:

Clean Over Green Question 1:

Clean Over Green Question 2:

Clean Over Green Question 3:

Clean Over Green Question 4:

Clean Over Green Question 5:

Clean Over Green Question 6:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

CBS4: Why "Colorado Is Uniquely Positioned To Benefit From the BP Oil Spill"

Colorado Cleantech Industry Association member and Energy Expert Mike Miller, UC Denver - Global Energy Management Professor and Advisory Council Vice Chair, interviews on CBS4 about the BP Oil Spill and Colo's New Energy Economy. The report is by Paul Day, CBS4's Environmental Specialist.

Videocast link: