Green technology needs to grow up and face a tough job market — that’s the news from the third quarter of 2010. This report examines some of the cleantech sector’s growing pains during the last quarter, from a shrinking pool of investors to lagging mergers and acquisitions, as well as how the renewable energy, green transportation, energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors fared in the the current economic climate. China’s market, meanwhile, was highlighted this quarter, and as the U.S. sector continues to struggle, eyes are shifting from North America to Asia for cleantech investment and growth. Companies mentioned in this quarterly report include PG&E, Silver Spring, Elster, Holley Metering, General Electric, Google, Microsoft, Blue Line Innovations, Belkin, Intel, IBM, OPOWER, Enernoc, Comverge, CPower, Constellation Energy, Honeywell, Akuacom, E-Mon and Schneider Electric. For a full list of companies mentioned, and to read the full report, sign up for a free trial.