At Technology Review’s 2008 Emerging Technologies Conference, EmTech08, experts debated the idea of a clean-tech bubble. Here is CNET News’ Senior Writer Martin LaMonica and author of the blog “Green Tech” analysis of their opinions and the related issues:
Clean-tech bubble talk is a red herring
It’s fashionable these days to ponder whether there’s an investment bubble in clean tech. But I believe this discussion obscures a bigger problem for the clean-tech crowd: not enough money.
A panel of venture capitalists at the Technology Review EmTech 2008 conference on Thursday took the bubble question head on. The response from investors tends to be nuanced: No, there isn’t a bubble, but there are some silly company ideas getting funded…read more
GS Early of KCI Investing gives his insight on the panel in his blog “At These Levels”:
Is There a Clean-Tech Bubble?
This was the last breakout session of the EmTech 08 Conference and I stuck around for this panel of venture capital guys to see what they were seeing in emerging energy technology companies.