The 2012 clean energy data that matters

How much was spent on clean energy in 2012? Which sector led the way? Did Australia see a lift? What happened to solar prices? And what were the biggest projects for the year?

Global clean energy investment fell 11 per cent in 2012, yet the numbers still came in as the second highest on record.

The decline, the second since research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance began compiling the data in 2004, was primarily the result of two factors:

-- Softer wind and solar pricing, meaning more bang for the investment buck.

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