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Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019

"Learn about the measures that are crucial for a global transition into a renewable energy economy."

Clean energy is a cornerstone of the better future we are building for humanity. Neither the Paris Agreement nor the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be able to fulfill their full potential unless renewable energy replaces fossil fuel generation. Renewable energy avoids... view more

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Introduction and Foreword: Read the perspectives of Inger Andersen, Nils Stieglitz, and Jon Moore regarding why a clean energy future is impossible unless renewable energy completely replaces fossil fuel generation.

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Chapter 1: This chapter highlights the high-level trends in renewable energy capacity investment in 2018, as well as capacity investment in 2019.

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Chapter Two: This chapter looks not just at the capacity investment discussed in Chapter 1, but at the overall flow of capital into all parts of the renewable energy value chain – what the Global Trends report calls the ‘financing continuum’.

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Chapter Three: This chapter explores renewables capacity investment in more detail at the global level, at the sub-sector level in the context of, the trends in financing and tariff support and small-scale system costs.

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Chapter Four: This chapter analyzes the geographical patterns and the largest deals of the year, focusing on developing economies.

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Chapter Five: This chapter analyzes the geographical patterns and the largest deals of the year, focusing on developed economies.

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Chapter Six: This chapter examines public markets, in addition to investment levels in renewable energy companies through venture capital and private equity.

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Chapter Seven: This chapter focuses on trends in corporate transactions, private equity buy-outs, and mergers and acquisitions in relation to renewable energy.

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Summary of Key Findings: This focus chapter summarizes the main conclusions of Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report, while also presenting longitudinal macroeconomic data from 2010-2019.