The U.S. Leads in Clean Energy Investments
Brett Smith For Redorbit.com A federal push for renewable power helped the United States overtake China as the world's largest investor of clean energy last year, researchers for the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts reported on Wednesday. Experts cited the government's policy as the driving force for the 42 percent increase in investments. "Investors rushed in to take advantage of expiring policies, such as tax incentives, loan guarantees, which expired at the end of 2011," director of Pew's Clean Energy program Phyllis Cuttino told BBC News. The report, titled "Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?," said U.S. capital investment into clean energy jumped from $34 billion in 2010 to $48 billion last year. During that same time period, China's renewable energy investment dropped $500 million to $45.5 billion in 2011. Germany, Italy, and "the rest of the EU-27" rounded out the top five investors. Although the United States can claim the top spot for 2011, the world superpower "is not even in the top 10" for invest
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Thu 12 Apr 12 from MIT Technology Review
The US regains top spot from China as the biggest investor in clean energy in 2011, according to global rankings.
Thu 12 Apr 12 from BBC News
The United States has regained the lead in the clean energy race, investing $48 billion last year to surpass China, which held the world's top spending spot since 2009, said a study Wednesday.
Thu 12 Apr 12 from Phys.org
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Brett Smith For Redorbit.com A federal push for renewable power helped the United States overtake China as the world's largest investor of clean energy last year, researchers for the nonprofit ...
Fri 13 Apr 12 from RedOrbit
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