Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013: Key Findings

United Nations Environment Programme ; Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre (2013)

For the first time in several years, 2012 saw a decline, not a new record, for global investment in renewable energy. As last year’s Global Trends report warned, dollar investment worldwide was facing a down-draft from uncertainty over support policies in Europe and the US and – more positively – from sharp falls in technology costs.