Global trends in sustainable energy investment 2010

Global trends in sustainable energy investment 2010 This new UNEP report focuses on the global trends in sustainable energy investment, covering both the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

New investment in sustainable energy in 2009 was $162 billion, down from a revised $173 billion in 2008. The 7% fall reflected the impact of the recession on investment in Europe and North America in particular, with renewable energy projects and companies finding it harder to access finance. There were other important trends during the year too. One was interest in energy-smart technologies, such as energy efficiency, electric vehicles
and batteries. Companies in that sector enjoyed more investment from venture capital and private equity funds than wind, solar or any other clean energy sector. Sustainable energy can assist in bridging that gap if the right kind of green economy policies are accelerated and embedded internationally and nationally. This report provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity.

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