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REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2009 now available

05.14.09 | Comment?

Some highlights from the REN21 Global Status Report:

“Global power capacity from new renewable energy sources (excluding large hydro) reached 280,000 megawatts (MW) in 2008 – a 16 percent rise from the 240,000 MW in 2007 and nearly three times the capacity of the United States nuclear sector.”

“During 2008, a number of governments enacted new policies, and many countries set ambitious targets. Today, at least 73 countries have renewable energy policy targets, up from 66 at the end of 2007. In response to the financial crisis, several governments have directed economic stimulus funding towards the new green jobs the renewable energy sector can provide, including the U.S. package that will invest $150 billion over ten years in renewable energy.”

For more information and to download the report go to:

http://www.ren21.net/globalstatusreport/g2009.asp

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