12 June 2013

REN21 releases the 2013 Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 

IIASA's Deputy Director serves on the REN21 Steering Committee who has recently released the Renewables Global Status Report.

This latest Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy development worldwide. 2012 saw: 

  • a shift in investment patterns that led to a global decrease in clean energy investment

continuing growth in installed capacity due to significant technology cost reductions and increased investment in developing countries.

  • renewables progressively supplementing established electricity systems, demonstrating that the implementation of suitable policies can enable the successful integration of higher shares of variable renewables. 
  • the emergence of integrated policy approaches that link energy efficiency measures with the implementation of renewable energy technologies.

Complementary country information can be viewed on www.map.ren21.net
The press release is also available in five other languages.

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