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Ronnie Wilkins at work at A123 Systems in Watertown. The company is pioneering a new rechargeable lithium ion battery.
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Money flowing to new ideas in energy

Venture funding spikes to $445.1m

By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / August 26, 2006

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With rising energy prices stoking demand for new technologies, venture capital firms are showering attention, and hundreds of millions of dollars, on a field investors have long ignored: alternative energy. (Full article: 930 words)

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