Sunday, June 24, 2012

Reports: $257 billion invested worldwide in renewable energy 2011

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Total investment in renewable energy and fuels last year $257 billion, according to two new reports on renewable energy rose by 17% to a record trends of the United Nations (UNEP) and the renewable energy policy network for the 21st century (REN21). The global trends in renewable energy investment 2012 is the fifth edition of the UNEP report. It is based on data by Bloomberg new energy finance. The fact that solar power generation wind passed the renewable energy technology of choice for global investors in the year 2011 will be among the highlights. The global trends in renewable energy investment 2012 report see.

According to the REN21 renewables 2012 global status report, renewable energy continue to grow strongly: in 2011 in all end-use sectors: electricity, heating and cooling and transport. Deliver 16.7% of global energy consumption, renewable sources are grown. Of the release has provided slightly decreased from traditional biomass, while the share of modern technologies for renewable energy has increased relative. Global find the REN21 renewables 2012 status report.

The United States in the year 2011, the gap with China at the top of the ranking investment renewable energy closed. US investment rose by 57% to $51 billion. China, which has led the world for two years, took renewable energy investment of $52 billion, up 17%. The top 7 countries for electricity from renewable energy sources except capacity large hydropower - China, the United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, India and Japan - about 70% of the total non-hydro is renewable world. By the end of 2011, world 1,360 gigawatts (GW), 8% in 2010; exceeded performance overall renewable energy more than 25% of global electricity generation capacity (estimated at 5,360 GW in 2011) and an estimated 20.3% of global power includes renewable energy supplied. See press release of the UNEP.

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