Friday, 14 August 2009

Renewable energy country attractiveness indices

Ernst and Young have just published their Renewable energy country attractiveness indices, which make interesting reading. Key points made include:

  • There is a temporary glut of renewable energy supply chain capacity, as the financial crisis has hit demand, but in the longer term scarcity of supply is expected.
  • New renewable energy manufacturing capacity is being built in China, India, USA and the Middle East, but jobs are being lost in Europe.
  • Although lenders who finance renewable energy projects still have problems, they view the sector as one of the better opportunities for investment in the current climate.
  • The top ten countries for investing in renewable energy are: USA, Germany, China, India, Spain, Italy, UK, France, Canada and Portugal.
You can download a PDF of the full report here.

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