A sampling of green-tech news this week, with an emphasis on how the financial market turmoil may impact ongoing investments in clean energy.
- Investor Eric Janszen Says Clean Tech Is Only Hope for the Collapsing Economy - Wired talks to Eric Janszen about his Harpers article on how a clean tech investment bubble is the best thing for the U.S. economy's pattern of credit-driven financial bubbles.
- SEIA - Solar Energy Industries Association - The Solar Energy Industries Association picks apart a University of California study that says solar electric panels are an economic "loser."
- Corporate Sponsorship for a Wind Farm - New York Times - Naming rights of football stadiums is so 20th century. The New York Times reports on the idea of corporations sponsoring wind turbines.
- Grid Parity For Solar...Sometime? ? Earth2Tech - Earth2Tech queries people in the solar business on what "grid parity" means and when it's likely to (ever) happen.
- BP dismisses Alternative Energy sale speculation - 17 Mar 2008 - BusinessGreen - This is worth watching because BP is an incumbent fuel producer that is perhaps the most diversified into renewables.
- Experts warn Bear Stearns crisis could curb cleantech growth - 17 Mar 2008 - BusinessGreen - The melt-down in financial firms could impact clean tech firms, particularly those looking for project financing. But there's no overall consensus on how a recession might affect the sector.