Record year for investments in renewables

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When measured against a country's GDP, the biggest investors were small countries like Mauritania, Honduras, Uruguay and Jamaica. According to media reports on 03 December 2015, as much as 95 per cent of Uruguay's electricity comes from renewable sources.

An estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity was added in 2015, the largest annual increase ever


2015 was a record year for investments in renewables, according to the Renewables Global Status Report.

According to Ren21, the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network, an estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity was added in 2015, recording the largest annual increase ever. Moreover, renewable heat capacity increased by around 38 gigawatts-thermal (GWth), and total biofuels production also rose.

“The fact that we had 147GW of capacity, mainly of wind and s...


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