Thursday, August 13, 2009

Regarding EEStor & DOE Funding

There's been a bit of head scratching concerning whether or not EEStor ever applied for federal funding and if not, why not. Without attempting to resolve all those questions at once, it was pointed out to me that EEStor has what can fairly be described as pretty good counsel on the matter. Observe. I'm referring to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Clean tech practice which maintains a competency with important regulatory developments in the space. Their clients include Tesla, Smith Electric Vehicles, Proterra (the electric bus people), Bloom Energy, and energy storage firms Imara & ActaCell.

Here's an excerpt from WSGR's 2009 Cleantech Report:

Government Initiatives. We recognize that

successful navigation of government policy

and funding programs can be critical to the

success of many of our clean technology and

renewable energy clients. With this in mind,

our government initiatives team focuses on

providing clients with critical information

regarding legislative and regulatory

developments, as well as an understanding of

the processes that companies must follow to

obtain government funding for their clean

technology ventures and renewable energy

projects. Our attorneys work closely with

clients on submissions for loan guarantees,

grants, and other federal funding programs

and give strategic advice on best practices in

managing these complex processes.

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