China Tops Global Clean Energy Table
A new report found that China had the highest investment in clean energy technologies. From BBC:
The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010, up from $39.1bn in 2009.
While the US saw investment increase by 51% to $34bn, it still slipped from 2nd to 3rd in the ranking, behind Germany’s $41.2bn.
However, the UK slipped outside the top 10 as investment fell by 70% in 2010.
Globally, the sector – which does not include nuclear power – attracted $243bn of investment, a 30% increase from 2009 and a whopping 630% rise since 2004.