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Clean technology includes the renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass, hydropower, biofuels), information technology, storage technologies, green transportation, electric motors, green chemistry, lighting, and many other appliances that are now more energy efficient. We focus this collection on renewable energy and development of the Smart Grid.

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Update on Investments in renewable energy (Sept. 2016)

The CSR Minute hosted by John Howell

Published on Sep 13, 2016

Investments in renewable energy have reached record levels and added capacity has set new highs, while costs have fallen. Last year, $286 billion was invested in renewable sources. That’s three percent higher than the previous record in 2011, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

One big reason for the shift is the G20s’ strong commitment to non-fossil fuels. Last year, the G20 ministers issued a memo containing a guide to practical action to advance the deployment of clean energy. IRENA and the International Energy Agency—IEA— have created a joint database that now contains more than 700 policies on renewable energy for G20 countries.

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