Clean Energy Canada reports the world’s three largest electricity markets were responsible for $348 billion in energy investment in 2016; costs of solar and wind continue to fall as more jobs open up in these fields
VANCOUVER—New analysis from Clean Energy Canada shows the world’s three largest electricity markets—China, the U.S. and India—were collectively responsible for half of global clean energy investment in 2016, which totalled $348 billion.
China alone has invested over half-a-trillion dollars in clean energy in the last five years.
India is also emerging as a major destination for clean energy investment, as it pursues a goal of delivering 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022—a tripling of capacity relative to 2015.
The newest energy transition report from Clean Energy Canada, a clean energy and climate change think-tank within Simon Fraser University, highlights other significant developments:
“The clean energy transition now appears irreversible. In developed and developing countries alike, fossil fuels are being beat out by renewable power that is clean, increasingly cost-competitive and a source of economic opportunity,” said Merran Smith, executive director, Clean Energy Canada.