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Now that we’re well into 2008, researchers have had ample time to look back to 2007 and determine which venture and private equity firms were responsible for the most clean energy investments. Numbers from New Energy Finance found that venture and private equity investments in clean […]

Now that we’re well into 2008, researchers have had ample time to look back to 2007 and determine which venture and private equity firms were responsible for the most clean energy investments. Numbers from New Energy Finance found that venture and private equity investments in clean energy grew 34 percent to $9.8 billion in 2007, with an interesting note that investors are returning to early-stage startups.

And since we’re always suckers for Top 10 lists, we’re digging New Energy Finance’s table of the top 10 venture and private equity firms doing clean energy deals. While we’ve seen other lists that declare different venture firms winners of various clean tech investing metrics, this one is pretty comprehensive. Good Energies, Khosla Ventures and DFJ take the gold, silver and bronze, respectively for number of deals, while Goldman Sachs leads for the total amount of funding. Check it out:

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  2. Foundation Bets $250M on Cleantech « Earth2Tech Monday, April 7, 2008

    [...] That’s one of the larger planned cleantech investments in Silicon Valley’s green VC community. Kleiner Perkins is also spending a quarter of a billion dollars on cleantech, and Khosla Ventures spent over $100 million on green startups in 2007. [...]

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  4. green energy Sunday, August 3, 2008

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  5. Goldman Partners With Blue Source for Carbon Offsets « Earth2Tech Monday, October 27, 2008

    [...] dividends not only through new cleaner and more-efficient technologies but also abated carbon. According to New Energy Finance, Goldman was the biggest cleantech investor in 2007, with $443.4 million invested last [...]

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    New Energy Finance is a specialist provider of information and research to investors in renewable energy, biofuels and low carbon technologies. Services include news feeds, newsletters, transactional data and comparables, reports, analysis, and tailored research. New Energy Finance is the publisher, along with partners in the US, of the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (ticker symbol NEX), the world’s first and most robust global quoted index of clean energy stocks. The company also runs invitation-only events for senior executives. Based in London, with offices in Washington DC, India, China and Australia the company has a staff of 40. It was founded early in 2004 by Michael Liebreich and Bozkurt Aydinoglu, two investment professionals with experience in venture capital, banking, consultancy and information services.

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