1. VC Cleantech investing drops by 1/3rd; New focus is efficiency

    VC Cleantech investing drops by 1/3rd; New focus is efficiency
    VCs pumped $1.83 billion into 161 deals in N. America, Europe, China and India during the second quarter of this year, down 33 percent from the $2.75 billion in the second quarter in 2010, and 10 percent below the $2.03 billion that private cleantech companies raked in during the first quarter of this year. While solar was the biggest draw in 2010, energy efficiency technologies have been steadily attracting more money and deals in 2011.
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