Global Policy Forum

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment


This report gives a comprehensive examination of the various  kinds of  investment in renewable energy in 2010, which in total reached a record of  $211 billion, up by 32% over 2009 and almost seven times the figure for 2004. While this growth is impressive, the report also notes that investment in all fossil fuels was still about five times that of investment in renewables. Moreover, while non-hydro renewables accounted for about one third of the total new capacity added by all fuels, existing total capacity of renewable power was only about 8% of total world electrical capacity; in terms of actual electricity generation, non-hydro renewables accounted for only 5%.

July, 2011

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