Investors are rushing to fund new ventures in renewable energy as Americans continue to see rising gasoline prices at the pump. The price for crude oil continues to rise to new record highs ($75 per barrel of crude oil on NYMEX as of Friday's close). According to the results of a survey reported by the San Francisco Gate, in the 1st Quarter of 2013 investments in the clean technology sector has increased by 13% to $3.36 Billion in the US. In addition to attracting venture
capital, clean technology companies are receiving a buzz from high profile investors.