Tag Archives: green energy

Khosla: MS green energy start-ups have 90% chance of failure

March 10, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, says Mississippi’s green energy start-ups have a 90 percent chance of failing. That means Stion, Soladigm and KiOR, all of which are backed by Khosla Ventures, and all of which have been allocated tens of millions of dollars by the Mississippi Legislature, are very likely to […]

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WSJ asks MBJ’s question at ECO:nomics

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough For several weeks now the Mississippi Business Journal has been interested in Mississippi’s new role as a venture capitalist in the green energy sector (Soladigm, Stion and KIOR) and the risk that poses to taxpayers. The Wall Street Journal got Gov. Haley Barbour’s take on the matter at the recent WSJ-hosted ECO:nomics […]

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Barbour: Miss. stimulus different than Obama stimulus

March 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour pointed at the difference between Mississippi’s stimulus and Obama’s stimulus at The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, California, according to a post by the WSJ’s Marketwatch. Barbour said there has been “a lack of support from the White House for nuclear power, and a wrongheaded bias […]

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Khosla fires back at Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Quite the heated exchange on the Wall Street Journal editorial page between the editors and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. In a previous editorial, “The Range Fuels Fiasco,” the WSJ used Khosla’s failed Range Fuels business to say that government shouldn’t get involved with startups. (WSJ is now locked down. Most of the […]

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WSJ: Learn from Khosla-backed energy startups that tanked

February 11, 2011

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By Amy McCullough See related story “Good Idea or Not?” and blog post “Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures.“ A Wall Street Journal Feb. 10 “Review & Outlook” column (“The Range Fuels Fiasco“) details failed energy startups backed by Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures, along with other investors, is backing three green energy startups […]

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Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures

February 4, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Gov. Haley Barbour and a venture capital firm backing three of the most recent green energy startups purchased by the state of Mississippi will both be speaking at a California energy conference for high-rollers hosted by the editors of The Wall Street Journal. ECO:nomics “will bring together the world’s top CEOs, policymakers, […]

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Economist: Green energy will not be real US job creator

January 18, 2011

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By Amy McCullough From an editorial in the New York Times by Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser on why green energy manufacturing will never be a real job creator in the United States: “Evergreen Solar announced last week that it was closing its plant in Devens, Mass., laying off 800 workers, and moving production […]

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