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Research and Markets: Investment in Renewable Technologies Worldwide 2013
By: Business Wire
Jan. 29, 2013 12:54 PM
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4vhzxr/investment_in) has announced the addition of the "Investment in Renewable Technologies Worldwide" report to their offering.
Renewable energy is responsible for contributing almost 29.3% of human energy use all across the globe. With pollution levels rising incessantly, renewable energy resources have turned out to be a major boon to the environment as well as investors world over. Green energy overtook fossil fuels in attracting investment for power generation in the recent times. Wind, solar and other clean technologies attracted investments which overtook that for gas and coal for electrical power generation, with more than a third of the green cash destined for Britain and the rest of Europe.
The highest level of growth for renewable investment came from China, India and other developing countries, which are fast catching up on the West in switching out of fossil fuels to improve energy security and tackle climate change. A variety of new renewable sectors have been attracting capital, while different geographical areas such as Kenya and Angola are too entering the field. Wind energy sector, where the US is now global leader, has been attracting the highest new worldwide investment. Biofuels were the next most popular investment. Europe still remains the main center for investment in green power with huge amounts of money being pumped into projects across the continent, and then is followed by US.
In developing countries, China leads with most investments being made in wind and biomass plants. A number of Green New Deals, government reflationary packages designed to kick start economies and boost action to counter climate change have been laid out by leaders around the world. Many of the policies to achieve growth over the medium-term are already in place, including feed-in tariff regimes, mandatory renewable energy targets and tax incentives. There is too much emphasis amongst some policy-makers on support mechanisms, and not enough on the urgent needs of investors at the moment.
This report on Investment in Renewable Technologies Worldwide brings you a complete analysis of the renewables industry, focusing on the various types of renewable technologies available today, the economics of each, challenges and barriers to the growth of each technology, research and development scenario in renewable energies, lifecycle analyses, among others. With the world realizing the potential of renewable energies, this report serves as the complete intelligence on this industry.
Key Topics Covered:
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to the Energy Crisis
C. The Investment Case for Renewable Power
D. Introduction to Hydropower
E. Wind Power
G. Solar Power
H. R&D Needs for Renewable Energy Technology in Industrialized Countries
I. Environmental Externalities, Market Distortions & the Economics of Renewable Energy Technologies
J. Measuring the Contribution to the Economy of Investments in Renewable Energy
K. Major Industry Players
L. Future Outlook
N. Glossary of Terms
Companies Mentioned - for a full list, please click here
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4vhzxr/investment_in
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