13 Jan '12, 2pm

New Record: $260 Billion Invested in Clean Energy in 2011; US Overtakes China in Clean Energy Investment

New Record: $260 Billion Invested in Clean Energy in 2011; US Overtakes China in Clean Energy Investment

Deutsche Asset Management released, “2011: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly ” at the Summit. It described generally mixed results on climate investments and policy in 2011 but projected the long-term growth in cleaner energy markets to continue. Positive trends included China and Germany’s continued low-carbon leadership, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of new rules on hazardous air pollutants, Australia’s new carbon legislation, and Japan’s commitment to supporting the deployment of more renewable energy. Meanwhile, the international climate negotiations at Durban surprised the world by setting a schedule for negotiating a new “protocol” covering all countries, developed and developing, by 2015 – with binding targets to occur from 2020. They further noted that clean energy infrastructure and Venture Capital/Private Equity investing were still strong in th...

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