The Role of State Clean Energy Funds as Equity Investors in Clean Tech

Friday, April 23, 2010 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This presentation is one in a series on financing tools and examining the role of state clean energy funds as equity investors in emerging clean energy companies. Guest speakers addressed the following questions: 1) when and why it is appropriate for a ratepayer-supported clean energy fund to invest in clean energy business; 2) should a fund do this on its own, outsource its investments to a private venture capital firm; or invest in a clean energy vc or private equity fund; 3) where can limited state investment dollars be most effective and best complement private venture capital activities. In this webinar, Lauren Burrows (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center) reviewed MassCEC’s mission and its role in advancing clean technology and creating jobs in the clean energy sector.