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15 April 2014

Plastic to diesel company Vadxx looks to raise $1.5m

plastic170 The alternative fuels company Vadxx is looking to raise $1.5m selling equity according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

8 April 2014

Private equity investment in clean energy lowest since 2005 due to ‘dearth of successful exits’p

World_170SQ Venture capital and private equity investment in renewable energy ‘was depressed in 2013’ coming in at $2.2bn, 46 per cent less than the previous year.

8 April 2014

Global solar private equity funding surges to $251m in Q1p

sunergy_170SQ Global private equity and venture capital funding surged to $251m in the first quarter of 2014, up from $87m in the fourth quarter of 2013.

7 April 2014

Virtual hitch hiking app Lyft raises $250m in venture capital

car_dial_auto_170sq California-based car-sharing startup Lyft has raised $250m in funding in round led by investment manager Coatue Management.

4 April 2014

Pacific Ethanol prices shares in $28m offering after bouncing back from the brink of bankruptcy

petrol170 Low-carbon renewable fuel producer Pacific Ethanol has announced an underwritten offering of 1.75m shares at $16m per share in the wake of a dramatic comeback from the brink of bankruptcy.

3 April 2014

Private equity investment in renewable energy plunges by 32 per centp

ICE-renewables_170SQ Private equity and venture capital investment levels in the G-20 declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, falling 32 per cent signalling deteriorating confidence in the sector.

2 April 2014

Alternative fuels developer JBI Energy eyes further funding

plastic170 JBI Energy, an alternative fuels company that makes diesel out of waste plastic, has raised $320,000 in a funding round that is targeting a total investment of $1m.

2 April 2014

Kior staves off bankruptcy with $25m Khosla financing agreement

biofuels-170SQ Troubled biofuel producer Kior has edged back from the brink of bankruptcy after securing a $25m financing agreement with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

27 March 2014

Google’s smart meter company Nest hit with $5m class action

Nest-thermostat-smart-meter-2-170_1701-1 Nest Labs is being sued for $5m by a customer who says the firm’s thermostat doesn’t accurately measure temperature or cut energy costs.

25 March 2014

$116m IPO set to be big win for Opower’s private equity backersp

powercable_090312_170 Energy software company Opower has announced plans to raise between $104m and $116m selling 6.1m shares in its initial public offering, setting the stage for a windfall for its private equity backers including New Enterprise Associates, Accel and Kleiner Perkins.

20 March 2014

Private equity-backed ClearEdge Power raises $5m

fuelcell170 ClearEdge Power (CEP) has sold debt and equity to raise $5m from investors.

20 March 2014

Qinous launches energy storage system on back of investment

VC-backed Quinous, has launched a storage system designed to supply off-grid regions with renewable energy.

19 March 2014

Cleantech investment vehicle Infuse Ventures make second close on $18mp

Clean technology investor Infuse Ventures has held a second close on its latest fund on $18m. The vehicle is targeting a final target of $20m.

19 March 2014

Khosla-backed biofuel-maker Kior warns of possible default

Biofuel-Energy-Group-refinery_170 Vinod Khosla-backed biofuel producer Kior has warned regulators of a possible default as future funding from the billionaire venture capitalist hangs in the balance.

19 March 2014

Swedish LED developer Glo raises $30m from VC investors

led_board170 Swedish LED developer Glo has raised $30m in a Series D funding round

18 March 2014

Methane extraction startup Loci Controls raises $765,000

Air Products waste to energy plant Loci Controls, a startup that is developing smart technology for the extraction of methane from landfills, has closed a seed funding round of more than $765,000.

14 March 2014

Abramovich-backed Clean Air Power sees 25% revenue jump

MAN_Truck_170 AIM-listed energy efficient engine developer Clean Air Power has seen its revenue increase 25 per cent in 2013, according to its latest yearly results.

6 March 2014

Founders Fund closes huge venture fund at $1bnp

greenearth_170SQ1 The venture capital firm co-launched by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has pulled in a weighty $1bn for its fifth fund.

6 March 2014

DCM closes Fund VII on $330mp

cash_point_170_170 Early stage technology investor DCM has closed its seventh fund on $330m, bringing its total assets under management to over $2.5bn.

27 February 2014

Collaborative Fund raises $33m for second VC vehicle

New York-based investment firm Collaborative Fundhas secured $33m for its second venture capital vehicle.

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