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NEWS & INSIGHTS

 

1/11/2017

Tom Friedman, NY Times columnist and author, speaks at Broadscale Kickoff

Our Network convened to discuss the changing policy landscape and what it will mean for the future of energy. Jim Rogers, David Crane, Richard Kauffman, and Alex Laskey also joined us in our dialogues. 

 

11/13/2016

Broadscale highlighted in WSJ on "Best Way to Finance New Energy Technologies"

Senior Advisor Jim Rogers speaks to investment opportunities to help start ups scale their technology. 

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9/19/2016

Broadscale leads discussions at Climate Week NYC's Opening Ceremony 

Andrew Shapiro led two discussions at Climate Week NYC along with several senior international business and government leaders. 

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8/2016

Broadscale Senior Advisor featured in Public Utilities Fortnightly

Senior Advisor Jim Rogers is interviewed for the Energy People feature of Public Utilities Fortnightly. 

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6/9/2016

June 2016 News & Insights

Uber partners with Broadscale JV Parkmerced Labs, and other news. 

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5/17/2016

Broadscale speaks at Fortune's Brainstorm E conference 

Andrew Shapiro interviewed David Crane and then moderated a panel on smart cities.

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5/16/2016 

Andrew Shapiro coauthors Fortune article, "Energy's Bright New Future: Think Small" 

Energy is transitioning from a large, centralized industry to smaller, distributed, networked systems. 

Read the article here

 

3/2/2016

Broadscale speaks at Citi's Sustainable Investments in 2016 and Beyond

Andrew Shapiro spoke on the conference panel, Venture Capital Investments in Private Companies

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12/2/2015

Andrew Shapiro coauthors Fortune article, "Can Bill Gates' Climate Pledge Make a Real Difference?" 

Gates has pledged to spend $1B to fight global warming. How he spends it will determine its impact. 

Read the article here

 

9/30/2015

Sept. 2015 News & Insights

Broadscale's September 2015 newsletter discusses Andrew Shapiro and the Network's new investment initiatives and more. 

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9/29/2015

Andrew Shapiro moderates at Fortune's Brainstorm E event

Andrew interviewed Richard Kauffman, Chair of Energy and Finance for New York and moderated a panel that discussed where investment is flowing and new capital sources. Colleen Calhoun of GE Ventures, was among the panelists. 

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9/22/2015

Andrew Shapiro co-authors Fortune article, "Why Bill Gates is wrong about clean energy"

Technology to combat climate change already exists. Investments should be focused on proliferating those options. 

Read the article here.

 

5/29/2015

Ben Rogers moderates a session at ESA's Annual Conference and Expo

Ben moderates the Financing Energy Storage for Wide-spread Adoption Plenary session at this year's Annual Conference and Expo. 

For more information about the conference, click here.

 

4/10/2015

Ann Hand and Heather Zichal join Broadscale as advisors

We are delighted to announce that Ann Hand and Heather Zichal have joined the Broadscale team as operating advisors. 

You can read more about them here. 

 

2/20/2015

Alison Smith speaks at the NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Broadscale's Alison Smith spoke on a panel titled, "The Heart of Sustainability: Getting a Grip on Energy to Combat Climate Change."

For more information on the symposium, click here. 

 

12/22/14

Dec. 2014 News & Insights: Panasonic and Postcards from the Future

Broadscale's December 2014 newsletter discusses the exciting addition to Broadscale's Network, recent partnerships that have us thinking about the future of the energy industry, and more.

To read it, click here.

 

10/29/14

Andrew Shapiro discusses innovation at oil and gas industry event

Broadscale's Andrew Shapiro moderated a panel on innovation's ability to accelerate the water-energy ecosystem at the GE / Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership conference. Panelists included Cal Cooper of Apache Corporation, Roger Austin of MWH Global, and Tom Stanley of GE Power & Water.

To see the event agenda, click here.

 

09/22/14

Watch: Innovation panel at Climate Week NYC with Andrew Shapiro

Broadscale's Andrew Shapiro spoke with Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Office at BT, on innovation and opportunities in the renewable energy space at Climate Week NYC's Opening Day.

To watch the panel, click here.

 

09/17/14

Broadscale talks finance at SolarCity Event

Broadscale's Andrew Shapiro addressed recent trends and innovations in financing on a panel ("Financing the Future of the Grid") at SolarCity's Inside Energy event in Manhattan.

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08/05/14

Summer 2014 News & Insights

Broadscale's summer 2014 newsletter discusses recent additions to Broadscale's team and Network, the fast-growing market for energy efficiency in America, and more.

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07/22/14

GDF SUEZ joins Broadscale Network

GDF SUEZ becomes the latest addition to the Broadscale Network, joining Duke Energy, GE, Johnson Controls, and National Grid to scale up innovative energy companies. 

For more, click here.

 

06/17/14

Andrew Shapiro on List of Top 10 NY Energy Entrepreneurs

As New York Energy Week was underway, Broadscale's Andrew Shapiro was added to Breaking Energy's Top 10 New York Energy Entrepreneurs list. 

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06/09/14

Jim Rogers joins Broadscale as Senior Advisor

The globally recognized former CEO of Duke Energy brings unparalleled expertise and tremendous value to our Network.  

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06/05/14

Broadscale leads conversations on the changing utility business model

Andrew Shapiro interviewed SVP of Edison International Bert Valdman and Former California Public Utility Commissioner Mark Ferron on how the business model of utilities is changing at a conference on investing in renewable energy hosted by the state of Oregon, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and R20. 

 

05/21/14

Broadscale moderates panel at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference

Andrew Shapiro spoke with industry leaders about the increasing popularity of energy management software and technology.  

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04/07/14

Broadscale partners with Bloomberg on New Energy Pioneers Awards

The Broadscale team took part in the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Awards, where leading growth companies were recognized for innovation in the clean energy and technology space. Broadscale also participated in the accompanying Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit.

For more, click here.

Click here to watch a video from the New Energy Pioneers Awards (Andrew Shapiro's remarks begin around 9:45).

 

03/03/14

Winter Fest 2014 panel features Broadscale Group

Broadscale's Andrew Shapiro joins esteemed panelists including NRG Energy CEO David Crane to discuss distributed generation's impact on the utility business at Winter Fest 2014 in Park City, UT.

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02/26/14

Andrew Shapiro addresses ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Broadscale’s Andrew Shapiro spoke to the closing plenary of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C, about how energy entrepreneurs could most effectively develop and deploy their pioneering technologies, including through corporate partnerships. 

Watch the panel here.

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01/28/14

Broadscale Group at 2014 Cleantech Innovation Summit

Andrew Shapiro will be leading the "Pivoting to a new Paradigm: How Will Utilities Get Ahead of the Curve" panel at the 2014 Cleantech Innovation Summit in Newport Beach, CA, on February 12. Panelists include David Mohler of Duke Energy.

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12/18/13

Broadscale Group Weighs in on 2014 Trends to Watch

Andrew Shapiro speaks to GreenBiz.com about the important technologies and trends of 2013 and what to look for in 2014.

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12/12/13

Broadscale Group Dec. 2013 News & Insights

Broadscale's winter newsletter delves into topics including recent deals and mergers, a review from our fall Network meeting in Buffalo, NY, and more.

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09/29/13

Broadscale Group Nominated for VERGE 25 "Financing The Future"

Broadscale Group has been nominated for a VERGE 25 Award in the category of "Financing the Future." Fellow nominees include Khosla Ventures, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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09/25/13

Broadscale Group Speaks with HubCulture during Climate Week NYC 2013

Andrew Shapiro speaks with Stan Stalnaker from HubCulture about how and why Broadscale's model is innovative and succeeding.

09/13/13

Greentech Media - "The Corporates Are Coming"

Andrew Shapiro moderated a panel at Greentech Media's sold-out NextWave Greentech Investing event. He suggested that now is the time for corporate VC investors to confront the cleantech sector.

Read more coverage here.

 

09/12/13

Broadscale Group Discusses Strategic Investment at NextWave

In this video footage of the panel Andrew Shapiro moderated at Greentech Media's sold-out NextWave Greentech Investing event, watch panelists discuss corporate VC investment and its role in the energy and resources industry.

Watch the panel here.

 

08/01/13

Broadscale Group Aug. 2013 News & Insights

Broadscale's fall newsletter announces the addition of Johnson Controls, Inc. to our Network, recaps two recent articles on Broadscale, and more.

To read it, click here.

 

06/26/13

Fortune - "On climate change, we are the ones we've been waiting for"

In his highly anticipated speech on climate change yesterday, President Obama promised to limit power plant emissions, accelerate clean energy deployment, and bolster resilience to extreme weather shocks... The good news is that a transformation is already occurring that could not only make our electric power cleaner, but also cheaper and more reliable.

Read the full article by Andrew L. Shapiro here.   

 

06/25/13

Forbes - "The Next Tesla or SolarCity"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street this morning, Andrew Shapiro, the founder of Broadscale Group, presented his ideas on how small companies can succeed: Collaborate with big corporations.

Read more here.    

 

04/23/13

Johnson Controls Joins Broadscale Network

 As part of the Broadscale Network, Johnson Controls will have access to unique investment and commercialization opportunities with growth-stage companies.

See the full release here. 

 

09/25/12

Wall Street Journal - "Broadscale Aims to Match Up Clean-Tech Start-Ups and Energy Companies"

Broadscale Group, a New York investment firm that connects large energy corporations with start-ups, has launched at a time when it appears that both groups need each other.

Read more here.

 

09/25/12

VentureWire - "Broadscale Investment Network Launches to Rescue Clean-Tech"

Broadscale will make connecting with corporates and with start-ups more transparent and effective, Mr. Shapiro said, and will enable start-ups to collaborate with large corporations on bids and requests from potential customers, such as utilities. By Yuliya Chernova

By subscription.

 

09/25/12

MIT Technology Review - "A Matchmaker for Energy Startups and Power Utilities"

Broadscale will pair large corporations with clean-tech startups that are crossing the "Valley of Death" from technology development to market. By Martin LaMonica

Read the full story here.

 

09/25/12

Smart Grid News - "Utility-backed investment group forms to commercialize energy technology"

[A]n investment group has formed not just to funnel money to startups, but also to help them with key commercialization challenges. By securing partnerships with some big-name utilities, the group has created a network that can provide all-important pilots, demonstrations and test beds. Smart. Very smart.  By Jesse Berst

More here.

 

09/24/12

Fortune - "Green energy in the 'valley of death'"

Broadscale Group wants to help fledgling alternative energy ventures make it through dicey times.  By Brian Dumaine

Read the full story here.

 

09/24/12

Greentech Media - "Better, Faster Corporate Venture Investment in Cleantech"

Cleantech VC is having a hard time. Broadscale Group aims to unleash the power of corporate investors. By Eric Wesoff

Read the full story here.

 

09/24/12

MarketWatch - Leading Companies Partner with Broadscale Group to Scale Up Energy Innovations

GreenOrder Founder Andrew Shapiro and Veteran Investors Create New Network Model to Invest In and Commercialize Breakthrough Solutions

NEW YORK (September 24) - Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy corporations to scale up the industry’s most promising innovations, announced its formation today.

Broadscale has created a network of large power and utility companies – including Duke Energy, General Electric, National Grid, and others to be named shortly – to invest in and help commercialize new technologies and services offered by growth-stage companies.

Read full press release here.