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Global Clean Energy Up 30% in 2010 from 2009: Bloomberg Report
Clean energy investment worldwide during 2010 totaled $243 billion, a rise of 30% from 2009 and surpassed all previous levels since records began in 2004, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The financial research group released the tally on March 2 when it announced the winners of its 2010 league tables of leading investors and financial service providers in clean energy and the carbon markets. The numbers showed promise for future growth, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance executive said.
The 2010 Clean Energy League Tables are based on results from Bloomberg New Energy Finance's database of financial transactions in clean energy and carbon markets. The tables provide a quantitative benchmark for clean energy investors, project financiers, investment banks, funds, carbon off‐takers, and law firms. See the Bloomberg New Energy Finance press release and the League Table Results Book.