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Clean energy attracted record global investment in 2015

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Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest ever figure, of US$329.3 billion, up 4 percent from 2014’s revised US$315.9 billion and beating the previous record, set in 2011 by 3 percent. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show dollar investment globally growing in 2015 to nearly six times its 2004 total and a new record of one third of US$1 trillion, despite four influences that might have been expected to restrain it. Last year was also the highest ever for installation of renewable power capacity, with 64 GW of wind and 57 GW of solar PV commissioned, an increase of nearly 30 percent over 2014.

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