30 Apr '13, 9am

Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

Some $4.6 billion of clean energy investments were made in Latin America (excluding Brazil) in 2012, a whopping 127% increase from 2011, according to figures released in advance of the third annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC), which is being held in Miami this week. In sharp contrast to the strong gain in Latin America clean energy investments, new clean energy investments fell 11% year over year globally, from $302.32 billion in 2011 to $268.69 billion, according to the latest report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) . The global decrease was the first fall in renewable energy financing recorded by BNEF since it began collecting data. Latin America: A Clean Energy Investment Bright Spot In 2012 Latin America was a bright spot amid an overall decline in global renewable energy financing in 2012. Four countries experienced tr...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/04/30/latin-america-clean-e...

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