Green investment: Solar shines, US strikes back

Solar was a clear winner in clean energy investment in 2011, trouncing wind to rise by 36 per cent from 2010. But the other big success story was America's strong comeback.

There are two things that stand out in the 2011 clean energy investment numbers detailed by Bloomberg New Energy Finance last week. These show a record inflow of $US260 billion into the sector – 5 per cent more than the previous year – despite the economic stresses being faced by some countries prominent in renewable energy.


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