Bloom Energy preps long-awaited IPO

Bloom Energy, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based fuel cell company that provides on-site power generation to large facilities, reportedly has restarted its IPO process and could list in the second quarter.

Why it's a big deal: Because Bloom is a survivor, albeit one with nearly $1 billion in venture funding and some unexpected help from the Trump administration. Most other capital-intensive "cleantech" startups from the early aughts failed, leading VCs to largely abandon the sector (including some of Bloom's own backers, like Kleiner Perkins).