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Energy tech & trends: Insights from former ARPA-E leader Eric Rohlfing

Video - Eric Rohlfing

Eric Rohlfing, Former Senior Technical Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), shares his insights on building an innovation community, removing tech-to-market barriers, and energy technology trends in this EDGE Chats video. RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives

Reflections on cleantech VC and entrepreneurship with Stem founder Brian Thompson

Video: Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson, entrepreneur, investor, and founder of the energy storage technology company Stem, Inc., reflects on his career and opportunities in cleantech in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

ScottMadden’s Chris Vlahoplus talks about the outlook for cleantech

Video: Chris Vlahoplus, ScottMadden

Chris Vlahoplus, Partner and Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice Leader with the management consulting firm ScottMadden, shares his thoughts on the outlook for cleantech in today’s policy and technology environment in this EDGE Chats video. — RELATED ARTICLES: Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives  

DOE’s Sanjiv Malhotra talks about clean energy investment

Video: Sanjiv Malhotra, US Department of Energy (DOE)

Sanjiv Malhotra, PhD, Director of the  Clean Energy Investment Center at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) talks about clean energy technology investment, why the center was founded, and the most promising areas of innovation in clean energy in this EDGE Chats video.                     — RELATED […]

Stop the handouts and start investing in cleantech

Fred Leffler

by Fred Leffler, MBA ’15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Geoff Styles, energy industry expert and Managing Director, GSW Strategy Group, in an EDGE Seminar on Feb. 4, 2015 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This article voices one student’s perspective and does not necessarily represent the views […]

Pete Curtice, VP of Opower, speaks about changing consumers’ energy behaviors

Pete Curtice, Opower

Is cleantech a fad?  Pete Curtice (Duke MBA ’97), Vice President of Opower, talks about the Opower business model, consumer’s energy consumption, and what he sees for cleantech in the future in this EDGE Chats video.   — RELATED ARTICLES Watch more EDGE Chats videos with executives    

Learning can be disruptive, but it isn’t free

Dan Chow

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ‘15 This article was written in response to a seminar given by Matt Eggers, a senior cleantech executive who has worked at Tesla Motors, Sunrun, and Bloom Energy, in an EDGE Seminar on Sept. 24, 2014 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In a Sept. 24 EDGE seminar, cleantech expert […]

China’s energy and climate policies: Pragmatic, productive, but ultimately ineffective?

Urosh Tomovich

by Urosh Tomovich, MEM/MBA ’15 On March 26, EDGE hosted a Forum on Cleantech in China at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business that featured insights from five panelists about starting, funding, and growing businesses in China. Panelist Tom Darden, CEO and Founder of Cherokee Investment Partners, has been engaged in the Chinese cleantech sector since […]