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US$187 bil­lion

The global in­vest­ment in re­new­able power plants last year – wind, sun, waves and biomass.

$157 bil­lion

The global in­vest­ment in fos­sil fuel power plants last year – nat­u­ral gas, oil and coal. It is the first year in­vest­ment in re­new­ables was greater than in­vest­ment in fos­sil fu­els.

$66 bil­lion

The amount of global sub­si­dies in re­new­ables last year.

$395 bil­lion

The es­ti­mated yearly in­vest­ment in re­new­able en­ergy gen­er­a­tion by 2020.

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