We need more polymaths, less defensive rhetoric, and a clear view to pragmatic solutions. I bring together engineering expertise, venture finance activity, scientific literacy, a philosophical vantage point and an ability and willingness to speak truth to power. I’m also co-developer of a killer low-carbon hotel. And I wrote a book. I put my money where my mouth is, and am driven by a desire to see the carbon needle start moving in the other direction.
I’m involved in a lot of things. Here are some of them.
September 4, 2013
I’ve embarked on a 12 day journey on a hundred-year-old wooden sailing boat – the Swan, one of the original fleet of herring boats that caught fish off the Shetlands with drift-nets, wind and manual labour. I’m with scientists, artists … Continue reading
August 23, 2013
[ Originally appeared as a MaRS Discovery District Blog ] Yesterday’s announcement of the RBC Generator‘s $500,000 investment in the MaRS Cleantech Fund is a big deal. Why? Because it shows that large, credible institutions are beginning to move their money … Continue reading
June 22, 2012
NYC is setting heat records. And Canadian cleantech company Regen is helping them avoid brownouts with its swarm-based automated peak reduction technology. Fitting, as this week the Canadian Consulate launched their much-anticipated Cleantech Accelerator, spear-headed by highly capable Regine Clement. … Continue reading
March 26, 2012
… is launched. The privately-backed $30 million MaRS Cleantech Fund LP has closed its first and second rounds, and done three deals already. See press release for details. We’re the earth’s VC. Delivering planet-sized returns.
March 21, 2012
There’s an iceberg ahead of us, we’re on the Titanic, and everyone’s just sipping cocktails and pretending everything’s just fine. My public talks address the multi-faceted problem of climate change and clean energy. I speak in a bare-knuckled and pragmatic style … Continue reading