11 Aug '11, 10am

Silicon Valley: Clean Tech’s New Capital?

Silicon Valley: Clean Tech’s New Capital?

Tech titans are leading Silicon Valley's clean tech revolution California’s Silicon Valley is known for launching the Internet revolution, but the region has also become the epicenter of America’s clean tech industry. Billions of dollars in venture capital funding to energy-related companies has helped the region weather the economic downturn by growing green jobs 109 percent over the last decade. energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visited Silicon Valley to find out how the region’s shift toward clean energy is empowering tech-savvy workers and entrepreneurs to take charge of America’s energy future. To watch the full segment, click the video below. Technology companies like Google and Apple have long been the anchor of Silicon Valley’s economy, and the region a magnet for venture capital funding from investors hoping to find the next big tech breakthrough. But ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/11/silicon-valley-clean-...

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