Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

The report “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investments 2016” shows the structural change under way in energy investments: in 2015 renewables excluding large hydro made up 53.6% of the gigawatt capacity of all technologies installed, and it represented a majority for the first time. Moreover, investments in renewables totalled $286 billion in 2015, some 3% higher than the previous record in 2011.

The report, prepared by Frankfurt School – UNEP Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, shows that developing world investments in renewables (up 19% in 2015) topped those of developed nations for the first time in 2015 (down 8%). Much of these record-breaking developing world investments took place in China (up 17% to $102.9 billion).

Read more on the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.


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  • renewable energy