Although first half numbers show stabilization, if not modest growth, in U.S. greentech M&A activity, further examination reveals a more complex outlook for the sector. The paralysis and cyclical shifts that have plagued U.S. energy policy have dampened investor sentiment while feared cuts in cleantech subsidies threaten to slow growth and innovation. Pessimism was reflected in the venture capital community, where capital raises dropped 12% from the same period last year. This cynicism was also reflected in the stock market, where the PowerShares Clean Energy ETF fell 13.4% in a first half that saw the broader S&P 500 rise 5.0%.
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