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Emerging clean energy technology investment trends

Early-stage capital providers and clean energy technology incubators are supporting a new wave of innovations focused on end-use efficiency and demand control. This wave complements expanding investments in supply technologies required for electricity sector decarbonization.

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Figure 1: Trends in wave 1 versus wave 2 early-stage capital investment, firm formation and business incubator support.


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We thank D. Anosova, D. Grueneich, B. Hartman, J. Koomey, M. Meinshausen, T. S. Schmidt, I. Strebulaev, M. Wara, and J. Wiseman for their helpful feedback. Thanks to S. Mancuso for the data analysis. A.B. received funding from an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship.

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Bumpus, A., Comello, S. Emerging clean energy technology investment trends. Nature Clim Change 7, 382–385 (2017).

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