Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity at Record Levels

Global renewable energy capacity jumped 8.3% in 2013 which is a new record mainly due to overwhelming support from emerging […]


Global renewable energy capacity jumped 8.3% in 2013 which is a new record mainly due to overwhelming support from emerging economies with supportive policies.

An increasing amount of developing countries now embrace renewable energy growth -- increasing the expansion of renewable energy more than six-fold in just eight years, from 15 developing countries in 2005 to 95 early this year.

These 95 developing nations today make up the vast majority of the 144 countries with renewable energy support policies and targets in place. The rise of developing world support contrasts with declining support and renewable policy uncertainty and even retroactive support reductions in some European countries and the United States.

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