features alerts on funding, clean tech funding resources, as well as links to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). Eric Koester, a lawyer at the firm, who also helped organize the Clean Technology Business Forum as part of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Global Plastic Environmental Conference (GPEC), told MPW the government stimulus package is in many ways seeking out clean tech. “It has been pretty interesting to see how much emphasis there has been recently in the stimulus plan among clean tech, and frankly, other early-stage companies,” Koester said.
According to Gordon Ho, leader of Cooley’s Clean Technologies practice group, “the flexibility and immediacy of the Clean Tech Portal is a great tool for us to quickly disseminate information and provide updates to our clients and readers as the Recovery Act continues to take shape and additional funding opportunities become available.”
The firm works to connect current and prospective clients to what it calls “unprecedented” funding opportunities. Cooley has also teamed with the Washington, DC-based lobbying firm McBee Strategic, and has assisted two clients in completing loan applications to the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. If approved, the companies will receive approximately $400 million in low-interest federal loans to finance commercial scale-up of their clean energy technologies. —[email protected]