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MIT Technology Review — 50 Smartest Companies — Tesla & BrightSource Energy

MIT Technology Review
February 18, 2014

By Brian Berg­stein. It might sound dif­fi­cult to define what makes a smart com­pany, but you know one when you see it. When such a com­pany com­mer­cial­izes a truly inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­ogy, things hap­pen: lead­er­ship in a mar­ket is bol­stered or thrown up for grabs. Com­peti­tors have to refine or rethink their strate­gies. This is what the edi­tors of MIT Tech­nol­ogy Reviewlooked for as …
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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

February 13, 2014

Press Release
February 13, 2014

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—   All Three Units of 392 megawatt Ivan­pah Solar Elec­tric Gen­er­at­ing Sys­tem Now Deliv­er­ing Solar Power to California’s Elec­tric Grid — NIPTON, Calif.; Feb. 13, 2014 ¾ NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its …
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Baby-​​Sitting Marketplace UrbanSitter Raises $15 Million

BloombergBusinessweek
February 13, 2014

By Brad Stone. You can find a maid or even a mate online, but par­ents are under­stand­ably cau­tious when it comes to baby-​​​​sitting. There’s an added sense of com­fort that comes with know­ing the sitter’s par­ents when you tear that phone num­ber off the bul­letin board at the gym. It’s Lynn Perkins’s job to make hir­ing a sit­ter through a web­site feel safe …
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Press Releases

New Report Finds California Nuclear Energy Has Received $8.2 Billion in Federal Subsidies

August 26, 2013

DBL Investors exam­ines ratio­nale for sub­si­diz­ing mature, declin­ing energy sources SAN FRANCISCO (August 26, 2013) DBL Investors, a dou­ble bot­tom line ven­ture cap­i­tal firm, today announced a report reveal­ing that the Cal­i­for­nia nuclear indus­try has received $8.21 bil­lion in fed­eral sub­si­dies over the last 50 years. The report, Ask Saint Onofrio: Find­ing What Has Been Lost in A Tale of …
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The California Endowment commits $10 Million to DBL Investors

Emphasizes shift beyond traditional grant making to mission-related investing

October 4, 2011

Los Ange­les, CA and San Fran­cisco, CA (Octo­ber 4, 2011) The Cal­i­for­nia Endow­ment, the state’s largest, pri­vate health foun­da­tion with assets of more than $3 bil­lion, announced today the com­mit­ment of $10 mil­lion to DBL Investors’ sec­ond fund—the DBL Equity Fund (BAEF II, L.P. or Fund II). DBL Investors, a pio­neer in dou­ble bot­tom line ven­ture cap­i­tal invest­ing, has invested in …
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Subsidies To New Energy Sources Are At Lowest Point In U.S. History

September 23, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Sep­tem­ber 23, 2011) America’s sup­port for energy inno­va­tion has helped drive U.S. growth for more than 200 years, yet gov­ern­ment sup­port for new energy sources is much lower today than it has been at any other point in U.S. his­tory accord­ing to a new report ana­lyz­ing U.S. energy incen­tives. Every great expan­sion of the U.S. econ­omy can be …
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