REN21 Renewables 2010 Global Status Report released

The report is a unique global synthesis of markets, investment, industry, policy, and rural energy, produced annually since 2005. The NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities is the NZ contact for this report.

This year’s edition highlights many trends and milestones. One thing that stands out is how renewables are achieving parity with fossil fuels in several respects, including total investment in new power capacity and total amount of capacity added. And most growth rates in 2009 kept to 5-year and even decade-long averages. You can download the full report from both the REN21 website (including press release and other materials) and the author Eric Martinot’s web site: