No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era

January 31, 2012 7:00pm-9:00pm, The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, NYC

The beginning of 2012 ushers in a new era in renewable energy funding. Section 1603 Treasury Program is dead in the water thanks to a gridlocked Congress, and low tax appetites have hamstrung potential investors. As we move into an uncertain financial landscape, where will today’s renewable energy upstarts find funding for their projects and companies? Will private financing step in to sustain the industry’s momentum? How can the considerable financial power of New York City take a leadership role? Financial experts will examine these issues and offer a realistic assessment of where cleantech is headed now that the federal buck has stopped.

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Ann Davlin: You Cannot Outsource a Retrofit

Ann Davlin from Carbon War Room discusses green job opportunities in the United States. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Jason Scott: The Green Jobs Red Herring

Jason Scott from EKO Asset Management Partners decries the green jobs debate as a red herring and explains why moving to an energy-efficient economy is a given. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Izzet Bensusan: PTC/ITC Expiration – No Money No Problems?

Izzet Bensusan and Jason Scott explore how the potential expiration of federal incentives will impact renewable energy industries. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Michael Molnar: There’s No Free Market in Energy

Ann Davlin, Jason Scott and Michael Molnar consider the pros and cons of nuclear power and delve into the role that subsidies play in making it possible. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Izzet Bensusan: Leveling the Playing Field

Izzet Bensusan from Karbone explains the defining factor of renewables in the future: the actual cost of electricity will be the same across the globe. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Jason Scott: Media and the Battle for Public Opinion

The panel examines how the media influence cleantech financing, touching on the response to the Solyndra story. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Ann Davlin: Full Speed Ahead – Cleantech Headwinds and Tailwinds

Jason Scott from EKO Asset Management Partners and Ann Davlin from Carbon War Room delve into the challenges and opportunities for the cleantech sector. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Izzet Bensusan: The Entrepreneur is the Disruptive Force

Izzet Bensusan from Karbone gives advice and inspiration to potential cleantech entrepreneurs. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

Michael Molnar: Seeing Near and Far – Positive Trends and Short-term Solutions

Jason Scott and Michael Molnar dissect the long-term trends for cleantech investment and identify short-term opportunities. Clip from “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era” on January 31, 2012.

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