A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.
Experts anticipate that by 2010 or 2011, the world as a whole will add more capacity to the electricity supply from renewable sources than from coal, gas or nuclear plants, which are the conventionally used sources for energy. This information was released in a report by the U.N. Environment Program.
According to the report, the country with the greatest investment in clean energy in 2009 was China, surpassing the United States which formerly held this position. China’s wind farm development was the area with the greatest investments.
There is also the encouraging fact that the number of countries encouraging renewable energy have roughly doubled, from 55 in 2005 to more than 100 today. Of these half are in the developing world. The report also states that in 2009 renewable sources accounted for 25 %t of global electrical power capacity, generating 1,230 gigawatts of the total of 4,800 gigawatts from all sources including coal, gas, nuclear.