Stephen Ashkin, president of the green consulting firm, The Ashkin Group, believes that this country’s renewed emphasis on Green and sustainable issues will lead to a new generation of U.S. entrepreneurs.
“This actually is already happening,” says Ashkin.  “Many people flush with cash from Internet businesses and new technologies have already been investing or starting a variety of environmental and sustainable supporting businesses. And because of the tragic oil spill, we likely will hear of businesses and products developed just to tackle this situation.”
Some of these Green start-ups and investments are already well known, according to Ashkin, with a few started by some unlikely players.  Ashkin refers to T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire oilman and financer who has become America’s leading promoter for wind farms and wind-generated power plants.