11 Jun '12, 2pm

Global Renewable Energy Investment Powers to Record $257 Billion #StateOfThePlanet #RioPlus20 #Solar

Global Renewable Energy Investment Powers to Record $257 Billion #StateOfThePlanet #RioPlus20 #Solar

Says Dr. El-Ashry: "Despite the continuing economic crisis in some key traditional markets, and continuing political uncertainties, more renewable energy was installed last year than ever before. Policies helped to drive renewable energy forward. Policy development and implementation were stimulated by the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Japan, along with improvements in renewable energy costs and technologies. As a result, renewable energy is spreading to more countries and regions of the globe. Globally there are more than 5 million jobs in renewable energy industries, and the potential for job creation continues to be a main driver for renewable energy policies."

Full article: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26...

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