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Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance

Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance

Full Title: Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance
Author(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Climate Policy Initiative
Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency
Publication Date: January 1, 2018
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Description (excerpt):

The landscape of renewable energy finance has evolved rapidly. Since 2012, renewable power
capacity installations have exceeded non-renewables by a rising margin, representing about 60% of all
new power-generating capacity added worldwide in 2016 (IRENA, 2017a). Investment reached a
comparable milestone in 2015, when renewable power technologies for the first time attracted more
finance than non-renewable power technologies (Buchner et al., 2017), a trend that has continued

This report analyses the renewable energy finance landscape. It outlines key trends globally in
2013-2016, regionally and by technology, examines the differing roles and approaches of private and
public finance, highlights the important role of risk mitigation instruments, and provides an outlook for
renewable energy finance in 2018 and beyond.

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