SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 9) issued the following statement celebrating the latest numbers released by the Cleantech Group and Deloitte showing California’s clean tech companies received the highest venture capital funding in the second quarter of this year:

“California has led the world in enacting policies that harness the private sector to create the clean and renewable technologies needed to combat climate change and reduce our dependency on oil. And our efforts are paying off, as illustrated by a wave of green innovation all over the state that is spurring investment and creating jobs. These numbers showing California is getting the most clean tech investment is just the latest example that we are moving in the right direction of building our green economy and creating a brighter, more sustainable future for us all.”

The Cleantech Group and Deloitte released preliminary 2010 second quarter results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling $2.02 billion across 140 companies. Of that, California led the way with $980 million in investment, more than two thirds of North America’s total share. To read more on the numbers recently released by the Cleantech Group and Deloitte, go here: .