The New Business Model For Cleantech Investment

Jan 12 2009 | 12:29am ET

By Peter C. Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates -- Emerging markets for environmental financial investment and trading are attracting significant investment interest but little capital as of yet.

A mere $5.18 billion was deployed for cleantech investment globally in 2007, according to the Cleantech Venture Network. U.S. energy companies committed only $4 billion for research and development and the U.S. Federal Government spent just $7.5 billion in research and development during 2007.

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