15 July 2010 15:45 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--For the second year running, in 2009 both the ?xml:namespace>
Twin reports from the United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) showed that renewables accounted for 60% of newly installed capacity in Europe and more than 50% in the
“This year or next, experts predict, the world as a whole will add more capacity to the electricity supply from renewable than non-renewable sources,” UNEP said.
According to the reports, there was a record investment in wind power in 2009 but less spending than previously in large-scale solar power and biofuels.
Globally, nearly 80 GW of renewable power capacity was added, including 31 GW of hydro and 48 GW of non-hydro capacity.
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