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UNEP: Renewable Energy Investment Grows 32%, Reaches Record High
Investments in renewable energy grew 32% in 2010, reaching a record $211 billion. Notably, investment in faster-growing developing economies, at $72 billion, surpassed that in developed economies, at $70 billion, for the first time, a dramatic shift from the 3/4-1/4 developed-developing economy split that existed in 2004, according to the United Nations Environment Program?s ?Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011,? which was prepared by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Auguring well for continued increases over the longer term, government R&D surged more than 120%, easily exceeding $5 billion. ?The continuing growth in this core segment of the Green Economy is not happening by chance,? commented UNEP Secretary General and executive director Achim Steiner.

Growth in renewable energy investments was particularly strong in emerging market economies. China topped the table among countries in 2010, with investments totaling $48.9 billion, while India?s renewable energy investments rose 25% to $3.8 billion.

The UNEP report highlights other notable shifts in the pattern of renewable energy investment. While large-scale investments were the main driver in China, for example, it was growth in small-scale, distributed solar power on rooftops that drove growth in Germany. Rising a sharp 132% to $34 billion, the latter more than compensated for a 22% fall in large-scale investment in Europe to $35.2 billion.

Source: Clean Technica
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