The new report analyzes global clean energy investments and reveals that the world’s three largest electricity markets — China, the U.S., and India — are responsible for half of all global clean energy investment. For Canada, a country well poised to develop and export clean energy technologies and services, this global marketplace represents a major economic opportunity.
Other highlights from the report include:
- The solar industry created one out of every 50 new jobs in the U.S. last year, while wind turbine technician is America’s fastest-growing occupation.
- There were 6.7 million clean energy jobs worldwide in 2015.
- Five Canadian clean energy tech companies cracked the 2016 Global Cleantech 100 List.
- Between 2015 and 2025, the International Renewable Energy Agency projects generation costs for onshore wind to fall another 26%, while offshore wind generation costs fall 35% and utility-scale solar PV costs drop 57%.