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REN 21 – Global Energy Consumption : Renewables meet 16% of the demand in 2010

July 12, 2011 by


Renewable Energy Network (REN21) produced with its global network of research partners the “REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report”. It was released today. The report shows that the RE sector is performing well globally, thought affected by the economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural-gas prices. The report says that the RE sources meet 16 […]

Global RE investments surge to $ 211 billion in 2010

July 9, 2011 by


UNEP recently published the “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011” in collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  At a overall level, the RE investements grew by 32% to reach $ 211 billion in 2010. Emerging economies contributed $72 billion, a notch higher than the developed economies, at $70 billion. This is a significant shift […]

Gold Standard to Spearhead New Initiative

May 30, 2011 by

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In the midst of uncertainty as to as to the compatibility of CDM’s CERs with the EU ETS beyond 2012, the Gold Standard, the Geneva based foundation, which certifies emission reduction projects under the CDM and Voluntary markets, will spearhead a new initiative that will give a boost to emission reduction projects in the world’s […]

Wind Energy – Global statistics

February 6, 2011 by


China is now the world leader in wind power. It overtook USA as the world leader as late as 2010. The chart below shows the growth of installed wind power across the 5 leading countries in wind energy installations. One thing that just can’t be missed noticing is the exponential rate of growth in China. […]