02 May '11, 4pm

May 2 news: Clean-tech venture capital jumps 54% in first quarter; Solar stocks soar on Sunpower deal

A year ago, when the Offshore Technology Conference came to town, BP’s Macondo well was still gushing thousands of barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, and the weight of the disaster hung heavy in the air. On Monday, when this year’s show begins, the mood should be different. Offshore officials say a sense of optimism is returning to the business after a tumultuous year, thanks in part to the recent resumption of drilling in the deep-water Gulf and $100-plus oil prices that are boosting the incentive to explore worldwide. But at OTC, one of the world’s largest gatherings of offshore professionals, the Deepwater Horizon tragedy is still likely to loom large — in presentations, technical papers and sales pitches on the exhibit floor. The overriding message: The industry has learned from the crisis and has emerged the better for it. “I think people are just really re...

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Greentech Venture Funding in April Roundup:

greentechmedia.com 02 May '11, 1pm

Venture capital funding of greentech firms totaled $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2011 -- an extremely strong showin...

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greentechmedia.com 29 Apr '11, 6pm

The deal between SunPower and Total is all about hitting the accelerator. Total, the massive oil and gas conglomerate from...

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blog.nature.org 02 May '11, 2pm

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Jobs and the Cleantech VC Boom

Jobs and the Cleantech VC Boom

cleantechnica.com 02 May '11, 11pm

As the Cleantech sector is still largely comprised of innovative small businesses, many of which are now moving to the nex...

Total To Take Controlling Interest in SunPower:...

greentechmedia.com 28 Apr '11, 8pm

Total, mostly known for its oil and gas operations, announced that it will try to buy a controlling interest in SunPower, ...