VC funds clean up

Investment in clean energy technologies such as biomass, solar power, smart meters, fuel cells and advanced batteries – technologies that reduce pollutant emissions or improve energy efficiency – was once the domain of utility firms. But it is now attracting more and more venture capitalists.

In fact, as more traditional venture capital funds move into these 'cleantech' energy markets, the long-established investors in clean energy technologies – electric utilities – have been closing their c

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