Trends

In 2011, global investment in the renewable energy sector hit another record, up 17% to $257 billion. This was a six fold increase on the 2004 figure and 93% higher than the total in 2007, the year before the world financial crisis. There may be multiple reasons driving this renewable investment, from strengthening regulatory frameworks to decreasing costs — whatever the drivers, the strong and sustained growth of the sector is a major factor that is assisting many countries towards a transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient Green Economy.

(Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

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