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The Cleantech Forum highlighted two recent trends: (1) big corporations have become increasingly active by opening their infrastructure and investing in later-stage start-ups, and (2) in the last year, Energy Efficiency has taken over Solar as the hottest sub-sector within cleantech.
Date: 03/15/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Cleantech has passed biotech and IT as the top venture capital investment category in the world.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
General Electric and a group of venture firms announced a $200 million fund for a “smart grid challenge” for startups and entrepreneurs with new smart grid ideas or technologies. The company also announced two new Ecomagination products.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
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According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, although the US comes in second to China in terms of clean energy investments, the US leads the global community in energy efficiency investments.
Date: 03/31/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Venture capitalists are shifting their clean technology investment strategy to focus less on high-risk technologies and more on ideas that could have faster payoffs.
Date: 08/11/2011
Type: Article

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