U.S. Clean Energy Investment Reached $48 Billion In 2011


According to a report from PEW Environment the United States attracted the most clean energy investment in the world in 2011. The US received $48 billion in venture capital, private equity and R&D money last year; mostly due to the investors trying to take advantage of the stimulus programs before they expired at the end of the year. The investment was 46 percent larger than in 2010, and helped the construction of 6.7 gigawatts of wind turbines and more than 1 gigawatt of solar installations.  China attracted the most in 2009 and 2010,…

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