RV_ Posted March 31, 2016 Report Share Posted March 31, 2016 Another factual piece that outlines the trends worldwide not just in the US. Excerpt: "Global renewable energy investments in 2015 smashed fossil fuel investments with a world record $286 billion invested, raising the 12-year cumulative total to $2.3 trillion. Renewables Eclipse Fossil Fuels These are the highlights from a new report published by the UN Environment Programme, Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the report’s 10th edition. Most importantly, coal and gas-fired electricity generation drew in less than half the total investment made into the renewable energy industry. Specifically, global investment in new renewable energy capacity was $266 billion was more than double coal and gas’ estimated $130 billion. “Renewables are becoming ever more central to our low-carbon lifestyles, and the record-setting investments in 2015 are further proof of this trend,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director." More with great charts and link in the article here: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/03/29/2015-global-renewable-energy-investments-smash-records-milestones/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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