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Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019

Investing in renewable energy is also an economic opportunity. It is a decision that investors around the world have been increasingly making for a decade. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019 – released ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit – shows that in 2018, investors again put hundreds of billions of dollars behind renewable energy and the energy transition we need. The latest issue of this report – which has tracked trends and opportunities in the sector since 2004 –shows that global investment in renewable energy capacity hit $272.9 billion in 2018, far outstripping investments in new fossil fuel generation. 2018 was the fifth successive year renewables capacity investment exceeded $250 billion. Yes, the 2018 global investment figures were 12% down on the previous year, but this is not a step backwards. Renewable energy, particularly solar photovoltaics, is getting cheaper.