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Today in Cleantech

Ernst & Young released their cleantech venture capital numbers for the third quarter this morning, and the news was surprisingly positive with both deals and dollars invested seeing increases over the second quarter. That said, there are a number of subsidy program expirations, ranging from the end of the DOE loan program to next year’s sunsets on the production tax credit (PTC), that will shape how VC views cleantech investing in the future. There were no cleantech IPOs this quarter, despite filings from the likes of Silver Spring Networks and Mascoma, as the overall market volatility is making exits in public markets difficult right now.