Table 6-12
Financial new investment, by selected region/country and energy/technology: 2004–10
(Millions of dollars)
 
Region/country and technology 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
 
EU              
Wind 6,728 12,034 12,413 25,316 22,546 20,660 19,243
Solar 319 1,809 5,359 13,718 22,200 15,222 11,491
Biofuels 477 1,510 4,450 4,694 1,994 1,726 167
United States              
Wind 1,574 3,962 9,210 11,167 17,593 10,479 17,142
Solar 153 1,124 2,389 5,514 7,834 3,666 5,580
Biofuels 989 2,651 10,448 9,136 4,078 935 1,155
China              
Wind 220 1,473 3,678 7,472 17,368 30,764 44,875
Solar 3 90 562 197 1,981 3,967 3,856
Biofuels 17 64 1,117 1,397 187 43 NA
 

EU = European Union; NA = not available

NOTES: Clean energy technologies include biomass, geothermal, wind, solar, biofuels, and energy smart and efficiency. Financial new investment includes venture capital financing raised from private equity, and public capital markets. Mergers and acquisitions are excluded.

SOURCE: Bloomberg New Energy Finance, http://bnef.com/, special tabulations (2011).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012