Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer last year touted green energy policies as a potential windfall for companies that invest in renewable energy technology.
"It’s a big business opportunity," Steyer told like minded activists and policymakers at a gathering at his California home. "It’s a chance to make a lot of money."
A video of his remarks was posted to the website Complete Colorado on Wednesday.
The event promoted the efforts of Advanced Energy Economy, a group of green energy businesses co-founded and chaired by Steyer.
The group’s membership includes a number of companies that have benefitted directly from federal policies aimed at building a "green energy economy" through grants, loans, and other subsidies for renewable energy.