Being eco-friendly, sustainable and social responsible became a key status for nations. Early this month at the 2nd World Forum on Sustainability, Brazil was pointed out as a leading country in terms of clean energy by global leaders such as Bill Clinton. We are lucky to get now fresh insights and data from a report published by The PEW Environment Group “Who is winning the clean energy race?” .
“The report examines key financial, investment and technological trends related to clean energy in the world’s leading economies, also known as the Group of Twenty (G-20). primary focus is on investment, which is the fuel that propels the innovation, commercialization, manufacturing and installation of clean energy technologies. ”
China is leading clean investment in absolute terms
China is leading investment for clean energy asset financing, attracting $47.3 billion. The United States was second at $21 billion, followed by Brazil at $6.9 billion and Germany at $6.2 billion.
What do they say about Brazil
“Brazil is sixth among G-20 members for investments in clean energy and second only to China among emerging economies. Brazil’s total clean energy investment in 2010 was $7.6 billion, with 40 percent invested in biofuels, 31 percent in wind, and 28 percent in other renewable energy sources. Brazil also places sixth among the G-20 for five-year rate of investment growth, which stands at 81 percent. Brazil is also among the top 10 countries for amount of GDP invested in clean energy. With almost 14 GW, Brazil has the world’s seventh largest installed clean energy capacity to complement its significant biofuels capacity.”