Monday, November 22, 2010

"Cleaning up in clean-tech industries"

"The federal stimulus package, with its emphasis on green jobs, is helping to infuse funds and support for the growth. But according to the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, an industry support group, the clean-tech boom is being powered by the state's mix of innovators, research and entrepreneurs.

The CCIA released a state cleantech action plan in mid-October to provide an industry overview and to identify areas for development and growth. The organization ratcheted up the fanfare by holding the first-ever Cleantech Awards ceremony, where Northern Colorado businesses, um, cleaned up."

Link to the NCBR article by Joshua Zaffos

More COBiz TV & Planet-Profit Report Interviews Recorded at the Colorado Cleantech Industry Awards: U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Tendril & Ice Energy

COBiz TV & Planet-Profit Report Editor Mike Cote shares more reports from the Colorado Cleantech Industry Awards held last month:

U.S Sen. Mark Udall talks about Colorado’s green economy:

Ivo Steklac from Tendril, runner-up for the CCIA's High Impact Cleantech Company of the Year:

Frank Ramirez from Ice Energy, the CCIA's Breakout Cleantech Company of the Year:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rocky Mountain Institute's CEO Michael Potts Interviews on the ColoradoBiz TV - Planet-Profit Report with Editor Mike Cote

ColoradoBizTV/Planet-Profit Report Editor Mike Cote talks with Michael Potts, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's "National Cleantech Leader" award winner. The interview occurred at the CCIA's Inaugural Awards Celebration last month.

Also check out these Planet-Profit Report interviews from the recent Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open:

Verdant Earth

InfiniRel Early Warning Systems

Energy Dynamics Lab/Utah State University

RMCO Mentor and Workshop Chair Jerry Healey

PCMI, Longmont-based solar battery company

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Abound Solar's Tom Tiller Interviews on Planet-Profit Report - taped at the Oct 19th CCIA Awards Event in Denver

Editor Mike Cote talks with Abound Solar at the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Awards Celebration October 19th. Abound Solar won High Impact Cleantech Company of the Year at the event.

Colorado Cleantech Action Plan Featured: "10 ways Global Cleantech Clusters are accelerating the Cleantech Revolution"

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's recently released Cleantech Action Plan is featured along with major projects in Graz, Austria; CleanTECH SanDiego; Finnish Cleantech Cluster; The Finnish Environmental Cluster for China; The Global Cleantech Cluster Association; Swisscleantech; The CleanTech Center in Syracuse; Peterborough (UK) EnviroCluster; and the EcoClup association. The article, "10 ways Global Cleantech Clusters are accelerating the Cleantech Revolution," was compiled by Shawn Lesser.

"Shawn Lesser is the president and founder of Atlanta-based Sustainable World Capital, which is focused on fund-raising for private equity cleantech/sustainable funds, as well as private cleantech companies and M&A. He is also a co-founder of the GCCA Global Cleantech Cluster Association, and can be reached at"

Link to Cleantech Insights