Australia the untapped market – new report on Australian Cleantech investment activity

On October 24, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse A new report co-authored by the Cleantech Network and Cleantech Ventures will be released today that details the PE & VC investment occuring in Australian cleantech companies. At the launch breakfast this morning we heard from Jan Dekker (CV) and Anastasia O’Rourke (CN) present the key findings of the study. I’ve summarised […]

Is Australia approaching ‘K’ day?

On October 22, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Last night in Australia we had Prime Minster John Howard and opposition leader Kevin Rudd go head to head in a televised debate. Key issues were the economy(interest rates and tax cuts), the war in iraq and climate change- you can check out a video summary here Interestingly for Australia one might […]

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Al Gore opens FEX SIM launch – dedicated cleantech stock market

On September 20, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Yesturday I had the pleasure of being present when Al Gore opened the new FEX-SIM sustainability and cleantech stock exchange in Sydney. Here’s a wrap up. The exchange is the creation of Brian Price, whom I interviewed recently on the cleantech show during which we discussed the FEX-SIM in detail. You can […]

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APEC Aftermath – 2 steps forward or 1 step back?

On September 10, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Well, its been a big week here in Australia terms of both international and domestic politics with the ending of the APEC summit and the recent pre-election opinion polls being released today showing a further drop in support for John Howard’s re-election. The papers here are wrapping up on the outcomes of […]

Market demand for green buildings – no less than 5 star

On August 27, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Currently I’m doing quite a bit of work in the Green Building Industry and we are currently seeing a very rapid transformation in the thinking of leading developers around green building development. In today’s ‘The Age’ one of Australia’s major newspapers we have Daniel Grollo, one of the high profile developers in […]

The love and hate relationship with platform technologies

On August 13, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse One of the terms that is used to describe companies every so often is the word “platform technology”. Companies who have been labelled as “platform technology” companies invariably fall into two camps. Those which all the investment community easily understand the technology and it has applications that they all can visualise – […]

Australian voluntary carbon market Opened

On July 30, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick BruseAustralia’s first carbon trading exchange opened last week and its now one week on. The initial prices for carbon was set at A$8.50 (US$7.50) per metric ton under the voluntary scheme. Current price isA$8.55 per metric ton. I’ve pieced together my research on the ACX from a variety of stories run after its […]

Booming in Cleantech

On July 16, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse We’ve been hearing a lot about whether or whether not there is a cleantech boom on at the moment. A new report by Topline Strategy Group weighs in with evidence that no boom is occuring in VC investments. An article on red herring’s website summarises the findings from the report, namely: Only […]

Cleantech or Status quo Jobs?

On July 9, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse One of the most exciting aspects of the cleantech/sustainability sector are the opportunities presented to create completely new industries over the coming years. Transforming the way we approach housing, feeding and powering our society. Whilst at the same time attempting to maintain the quality of life, and I emphasis ‘quality’ not gluttony, […]

Asia Pacific Partnership (APP/AP6) commentary

On July 2, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse Today I and a small group of people in Melbourne attended a briefing by the Business Council of Sustainable Energy and the Australian Greenhouse office on the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development. This initiative was established in early 2006 by Australia, Korea, China, India, Japan and the United States. The […]

Building a green future – Light-weight high strength concrete

On June 26, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse When one begins to look at the built environment – examining its lifecycle, the resources and materials used in its construction and stakeholders from suppliers to developers to regulators to occupiers – a very complicated and fragmented picture arises. This presents challenges for the property industry when trying to reduce emissions throughout […]

3rd Generation Solar Cells – Dyesol Interview

On June 5, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Nick Bruse runs Strike Consulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show, a weekly podcast of interviews with leaders involved in clean technology research, entrepreneurship, commentary and investment; and advises Clean Technology Australasia Pty Ltd and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. It seems we cant go a day at the moment without […]

A new desalination tech, low energy, low cost

On May 29, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. Water Availability and Desalination is a hot topic at the moment here in Australia, as in many other areas of the world. Developed countries […]

Biopower Systems Interview

On May 14, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd, the organiser of the AustralAsian Cleantech Forums, and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. Around 5 months ago I blogged on Biopower Systems an Australian company developing innovative ocean power technologies […]

Energy Sources – What the Australian public thinks

On May 9, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy; hosts the cleantech show on the podcast network; and advises Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd; the organiser of the AustralAsian Cleantech Forums, and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. I’m currently reading Clive Hamilton’s new book “Scorcher – the dirty politics of climate change”. And its […]

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REEF break for Australian wave power co.

On January 29, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Nick Bruse runs StrikeConsulting, a cleantech venture consultancy, and works with Clean Technology AustralAsia Pty Ltd; the organiser of the AustralAsian Cleantech Forums, and the leading advocate of Cleantech in Australia. As the summer sun continues to blaze here in Australia, Climate change continues to feature strongly on the headlines on front pages of newspapers. […]

Australian Cleantech State profile: Victoria

On December 6, 2006, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

The Cleantech Industry is continuing to grow around Australia with a large number of cleantech companies being established particularly in the states of Victoria (Melbourne) and New South Wales (Sydney). Victoria has around 80 companies identified by Clean Technology AustralAsia across a range of industries, and is quickly establishing itself as a focal centre for […]

What is Australia’s ‘Natural Advantage’?

On November 3, 2006, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Its an interesting time here in Australia at the moment with the recent release of the Stern Report on the economic impacts of climate change this week, the government and oppositions arguments regarding what should be done and public opinion. Head to this article for a snapshot of the politics. The PM’s position on this […]

AustralAsian Cleantech Forum blow by blow summary

On October 18, 2006, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Clean Technology AustralAsia recently held 2nd AustralAsian Cleantech Finance and Investment Forum in Melbourne in August with the theme of “Building AustralAsia’s Cleantech Future”. In the following posting I’ve captured some of the discussion, learnings and outcomes of the event. There’s also a full summary of the event including quotations and detailed highlights of each […]

Biofuels Activity in Australia

On June 28, 2006, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

Recently Clean Technology Australia hosted a cleantech dealer forum to brief institutional investors by CEO presentations on three listed Australian Biofuels companies with interests in Australia and Overseas. The CEOs and companies were: Len Humphreys, Australian Biodiesel Group Ltd ASX listing:(ABJ) Darryl Butcher Australian Renewable Fuels Ltd ASX listing:(ARW) Peter Anderton Australian Ethanol Ltd ASX […]

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