Fact Sheet

The Global Clean Energy Economy at a Glance

  • March 25, 2010
Five-Year Surge in Clean Energy Investment: Between 2005 and 2009, clean energy investments increased 230 percent globally. In the past two years, G-20 members invested an average of $32 billion each quarter in the sector. Installed renewable energy capacity in 2009 increased to 250 GW, enough to power an estimated 75 million households and equivalent to 6 percent of the worldwide energy generation total.