Under 2015 investerades det 328.9 miljarder US-dollar i förnybara energislag globalt.
Ny statistik visar att 2015 var ett rekordår då det gäller investeringar i förnybar energi. Det tidigare rekordet, från 2011, slogs med tre procent.
Looking at the figures in detail, the biggest piece of the $328.9bn invested in clean energy in 2015 was asset finance of utility-scale projects such as wind farms, solar parks, biomass and waste-to-energy plants and small hydro-electric schemes. This totalled $199bn in 2015, up 6% on the previous year.
Michael Liebreich från Bloomberg New Energy Finance, som ligger bakom statistiken, kommenterar fjolårets siffror så här:
– Wind and solar power are now being adopted in many developing countries as a natural and substantial part of the generation mix: they can be produced more cheaply than often high wholesale power prices; they reduce a country’s exposure to expected future fossil fuel prices; and above all they can be built very quickly to meet unfulfilled demand for electricity. And it is very hard to see these trends going backwards, in the light of December’s Paris Climate Agreement.