The Brookings Institution has published a  review of VC investment into clean tech with some interesting conclusions.  As we have said before, venture capital may not be a very good source of start up money in the clean tech sector.  This report shows in detail how the investments have declined.  The good news is that $5 billion is still being invested per year, but it is concentrated in only a few geographies.  Corporate venture funds are also showing renewed interest.

Cleantech Venture Capital: Continued declines and narrow geography limit prospects

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