A survey, published by Environmental Entrepreneurs and CleanTech Ventures, shows that $2.9bn was invested in clean technology firms in 2006, up almost 80 per cent on the year before.
I predict Green is the new "bubble", with the growth set to continue, by 2010 investment in the sector could climb as high as $19bn. Here is a stimulus package!
There are already the market behemoths - like Google - just five firms attracted $600m of the total investment.
The reports says shifting public opinion and growing policy support for green technologies were two of the main raising agents that helped the sector attract more cash than even medical devices, telecoms, and semiconductor sectors. Biotech and software are still more attractive overall ($4.92bn and $5.25bn receptively), but have seen nothing like the same growth.
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