Global Trends In Sustainable Energy Investment 2007
United Nations Environment Programme | ISBN: 9280728598 | 2007 | PDF | 54 pages | 2.55 Mb
This is more than just interesting data, however. It is a powerful market signal to the arrival of an alternative future for today’s fossil-fuel dominated energy markets. Signals move markets, and the signal these investment numbers make is that markets are becoming more liquid, more globalised and more mainstream. This is full-scale industrial development, not just a tweaking of the energy system. The challenge now for governments, energy planners and policy makers is to build off of this positive market dynamic, turning near-term advances into long-term frameworks and continued sector growth. These signals are particularly important for governments beginning to consider the next round of climate negotiations. Climate change generates a lot of discussion about the “technologies of tomorrow”. The data in this report clearly shows that the fi nance sector believes the technologies of today can and will “decarbonise” the energy mix.