13 Jan '12, 11pm

Clean Energy Makes Big Strides, but Just How Sustainable is the Growth?

Clean Energy Makes Big Strides, but Just How Sustainable is the Growth?

Global investment in clean energy capacity expanded by 5 percent in 2011 to $260 billion. The growth comes despite the considerable drag from economic crisis in Europe and weak growth in the U.S. The new research , compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, was announced yesterday in New York at United Nations headquarters building, site of the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions . Up from $247 billion in 2010, last year's rise in spending on clean energy capacity offered reasons for optimism along with rising cause for concern. Note that this data includes spending on renewable energy technologies, but not advanced coal, nuclear or conventional big hydro. The good news: Spending has quintupled in the past seven years, with outlays for solar power leading the expansion -- soaring by 36 percent to $137.5 billion during 2011. And in the global horse race for gr...

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