11th February 2015

Rand on Lang: A Series of Debates w/ Fraser Institute

Feb 23 – On SaskPower’s Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) project: While unlikely to scale, I believe CCS deserves exploration as we just might wish we had it in a decade or so … Ken Green and I find some agreement …   Feb 9 – On Trudeau’s climate proposal… and why little Canada really does […]


1st February 2015

Hydrostor in Financial Post

How one company plans to store energy in giant balloons under Lake Ontario Early coverage for Hydrostor on their Toronto Hydro plant in Lake Ontario. Article link above.


9th January 2015

2015: Solar’s Rise, Oil’s Demise

Oil prices have dominated the energy news in the later half of 2014, particularly here in Canada where, in recent decades, we have unfortunately become more dependent on volatile and uncertain oil revenues.  This story has overshadowed solar’s quiet but very successful struggle against fossil fuel based electricity generation. We are at the beginning of […]


8th November 2014

Green Mantra Obtains $17 million Financing

ArcTern is pleased to announce that portfolio company Green Mantra Recycling recently obtained significant follow-on financing from a number of sources. Green Mantra converts waste plastic to high-value wax, eliminating waste and shifting industry inputs away from virgin hydrocarbons. Focus is now on building commercial plant operations with significant free cash flows. Deal was led […]


20th October 2014

SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter

San Francisco and Toronto, Oct. 20, 2014 – SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a Toronto-based cleantech venture capital firm, and Jones, Gable, and Co., a full service investment dealer based in Toronto.  SPARQ Systems’ technology converts power produced from solar panels into electricity that can be used by […]