Bloomberg – Today’s sustainability indicator, $5 trillion, is the global investment needed by 2020 in renewable power and energy efficiency to contain climate change, according to the International Energy Agency.
- $409 billion: worldwide government subsidies given to the fossil-fuel industry in 2010.
- $66 billion: global subsidies for renewable energy in 2010.
- $90 billion: wealth of the richest 70 members of China’s National People’s Congress.
- $7.5 billion: wealth of all 660 top officials in the three branches of U.S. government.
- 61 percent: amount of Spain’s electricity demand that was met by wind power on April 16.
- 396.53 parts per million: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as of April 14.
- 82%: decline in solar panel prices since August 2009.
- Bloomberg Statistics: Clean Energy Growing Fast (solarfeeds.com)
- Let’s get back our trillion dollars: Governments subsidize dirty energy (mysatelite.wordpress.com)
- UN: Developing countries offer “staggering” clean tech opportunity (businessgreen.com)
- David Cameron says wind energy must get cheaper (telegraph.co.uk)
- Energy Sustainability in Australia (lumoenergy.com.au)
- Japan Renewable Energy Feed-In Ready for Signature (sustainablebusiness.com)
- Scots warm to power of the sea (lloydsbankwholesale.com)