Tracking the Energy Revolution – Global 2016

A Year for the Record Books

Tracking the Energy Revolution (Global 2016 Edition)
Tracking the Energy Revolution (Global 2016 Edition)

Investment in clean energy set a new record last year, with more money invested globally in new renewable power than in new power from fossil fuels. 2015 was also the first year that clean energy investment was higher in developing countries than in developed ones.

Yet amid this global growth, clean energy investment in Canada dropped dramatically — down 46 per cent compared to 2014.

These are just some of the trends identified in A Year for the Record Books, the 2016 Global edition of our Tracking the Energy Revolution series. Read the full report to learn more about where clean energy is taking off around the world and how Canadian companies are competing in this growing global market.

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this report included incorrect values for renewable energy investment. The correct values for 2015 are US$325 billion in total renewable energy investment, $6 billion for biomass & waste, $4 billion for small hydro, $2 billion for geothermal and $0 for marine. All related materials have been updated with these values.