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January Top 10 Players In Green Energy

1: The Obama State Of  The Union There is nothing like an inspirational State of the Union address to remind us that the presidency is, among other things, a bully pulpit. So when Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech in …

The Week in Green Energy: VCs Still Like Green

Kleiner Perkins's John Doer has led some major green investments for the firm. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers foreshadowed a return to its digital core a few weeks ago when it announced that its new $1 billion Digital Growth Fund (DGF) would invest …

Sequoia Raises $1.3B For New Venture Fund

Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most respected venture fund, has secured more than $1.3 billion for its Sequoia Capital 2010 fund. Sequoia began fund raising in  March, writes Fortune’s Dan Primack, who first reported the news, citing a Securities Exchange Commission Form D. …

Smartgrid Developer SynapSense Raises $5M From GE and Current Investors

Folsom, Calif.,-based SynapSense, a developer of wireless energy efficiency solutions that cuts power costs of data centers, has raised $5 million in a new financing round. GE’s energy financing unit, GE Energy Financial Services, stepped in as a first-time investor.

The Week In Green Energy: During Summer Doldrums Renewable Energy Funding Heats Up

The sweltering heat that has hammered the East Coast for the better part of the week did not dry up the renewable energy deal flow, as some developers managed to clinch crucial funding. And as is often the case these days — especially …

Smart Grid Startup eMeter Secures $12.5M

San Mateo, Calif.-based eMeter Corporation, a developer of management software for the smart grid industry,? has raised $12.5 million in new funding? from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Foundation Capital. Northgate Capital also participated as a first-time investor.

SunRun Raises $55M in Series C Financing

SunRun, a  San Francisco-based leaser of solar PV panels for residential customers, has secured $55 million as part of a Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital.