The New York Times writes:
The best and the brightest from leading business schools are pelting energy start-ups with rsums. And, of course, there are entrepreneurs from all backgrounds — but especially former dot-commers — who express a sense of wonder and purpose at the thought of transforming the $1 trillion domestic energy market while saving the planet.
The energy boomlet is part of a broader rebound that is benefiting all kinds of start-ups, including plenty that are focused on the Web. But for many in Silicon Valley, high tech has given way to clean tech, the shorthand term for innovations that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Less fashionable is green, a word that suggests a greater interest in the environment than in profit.