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Dallas Kachan's Blog Posts

- December 12, 2013

Predictions For Cleantech in 2014

Continuing a tradition since 2007, once again we bring you some end-of-year thoughts about where we think the cleantech investment theme is going. Our cleantech-specific analysis and...

- October 24, 2013

New Optimism for a Cleantech Future

If you've not been paying much attention to cleantech in the last little while, it's time to sit up and take notice — because post-Solyndra, cleantech has been quietly gaining momentum....

- September 16, 2013

Making Green Mining Less Of An Oxymoron

New breakthrough science and cost reductions from the world of cleantech hold promise for making mining—one of the dirtiest, most inefficient industries in the world—more profitable,...

- July 19, 2013

15 Tips for Clean Tech Accelerator Success

I’ve been helping behind the scenes on a new cleantech incubator recently launched in Vancouver, Canada called the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator. And in the process, I’ve been getting...

- June 20, 2013

What Does Cleantech Mean, Anyway?

How relevant is the term cleantech today? Has it had its day in the sun? It's a heretical question for someone who's spent much of the last 10 years of his career furthering the cleantech...

- March 11, 2013

Crowdfunding Coming of Age in Cleantech

With early stage capital for cleantech innovation becoming increasingly scarce, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and a new crop of clean/green ones are beginning to emerge...

- December 04, 2012

Cleantech To Backtrack in 2013?

Our firm, Kachan & Co., has just published its latest annual set of predictions for the cleantech sector for the year ahead. To our analysis, 2013 is shaping up to be something of a...

- November 26, 2012

Cultivating the Promise of Agricultural Cleantech

An expanding world population, coupled with increasing concerns about resource scarcity, land availability, biodiversity conservation and global warming is fostering interest in sustainable...

- October 05, 2012

A Cleantech State of the Union

With October now upon us, data providers are beginning to issue their preliminary analyses of cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2012 that just closed. This quarter, the Clean...

- October 02, 2012

Look What's Now Patently Obvious in Cleantech

Anyone can look up at the sky and make a guess at tomorrow’s weather. But having actual data informs your opinion and makes your guess a little more accurate. Which is why, as a managing...

Dallas Kachan

Dallas Kachan

Dallas is managing partner of Kachan & Co., a leading environmental technology research and advisory firm. He was former managing director and executive editor of the Cleantech Group, which was credited with coining the term cleantech and...

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