Investments in renewables: to China and USA the record in 2017. Italy holds in Europe
It is China to mark in net terms the largest investment in clean energy in 2017 with the record amount of 132.6 billion dollars spent (+ 24% compared to 2016). To follow, albeit with much detachment, the United States with 56.9 billion injected in 2017 (a lean + 1% compared to 2016). These are the data of the latest report Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which also reports other primates, such as growth in terms of trend (comparison 2016 – 2017) of investments in renewable energies of Argentina (well + 777% more than the 2016, for a Investment of 1.8 billion dollars in 2017), Australia (+ 150%, 9 billion dollars in 2017), Egypt (+ 495%, 2.6 billion dollars in 2017) and Mexico (+ 516%, 6.2 billion dollars last year). Significantly more modest numbers in Europe that last year invested in total 57 billion, 26% less compared to 2016. Between 2016 and 2017 Germany and Great Britain fell by 26% (14.6 million dollars invested in 2017) and 56% (10.3 billion million dollars in 2017) respectively. Better Italy, where we went from 2.2 to 2.5 billion dollars between 2016 and 2017, with an increase of just under 14%. Among the individual sectors, Bloomberg highlights the excellent performance of photovoltaics, capable of attracting only over 160 billion dollars in 2017.