Source: Mark Kinver, BBC, April 12, 2012.
The US was the biggest investor in clean energy in 2011, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. The US invested more than $48 billion in the sector, an increase of $14 billion over the prior year.
Total clean energy investment in China increased by $500 million to $45.5 billion.
Globally, clean energy financing hit a record $263 billion.
The report, “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2011 Edition,” can be found here.