Though venture-capital investment is down across the board thanks to the world's economic problems, investment in cleaner technology solutions hasn't been hit as hard.
At least somebody with some actual money is listening to former Vice President and climate change preacher Al Gore.
Solar energy still won the largest share of investment, but was down 64 percent from 2008, with transportation and energy efficiency investment both up.
But if you're looking for a "green collar" job, don't hold your breath -- all that cleantech investment hasn't stemmed the rising tide of unemployment, with Silicon Valley losing 42,700 jobs in 2009, with total employment shrinking by 4.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stastics.
Jackson West figures by "transportation" they probably mean "electric cars."