31 May '13, 4pm

A "new era" for global renewable #energy industry - #solar #wind

A new era is dawning in the renewable energy industry, says Ernst & Young. According to the company's 10th anniversary edition of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), global annual clean energy investment totaled $269 billion in 2012, representing a five-fold increase on 2004. The sector now competes for investment with more traditional energy sources, and new technologies - such as solar panels, biomass boilers and mini wind turbines - are enabling energy users to run their own small power plants, changing the way businesses and consumers think about energy, Ernst & Young adds. " The renewable energy landscape today is truly global. From Japan and Southeast Asia to Africa and South America, renewable energy is a viable energy source that is gaining a solid and growing share in the energy mix," says Gil Forer, Ernst & Young's global cleantech leader. ...

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