Venture capital and private equity investors flooded clean energy with $10.5 billion in 2019, according to a new report by BloombergNEF.

That's the largest annual investment in clean energy since 2010 and more than two times higher than the decade low of $4.1 billion in 2013.

"Clean energy" refers to "renewable energy excluding large hydro-electric projects, but including equity-raising by companies in smart grid, digital energy, energy storage, and electric vehicles," according to BNEF.

The list shows that oil and gas giants are among the most active private investors, alongside the Bill Gates-led investor coalition, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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