A recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows clean energy investment from a global perspective. This is important because investment dollars in an emerging technology is an indicator of potential growth in the future and, specifically for clean energy, we’re talking about clean energy jobs.
And, for our purposes, it turns out that the clean energy investment picture demonstrates the Pareto Principle and forms a nice Pareto Chart:
By clean energy, the report specifically calls out the following as clean energy:
- Efficiency and Low Carbon Technology and Services
- Other Renewables
The Pareto Chart above shows that China is making the largest investments in clean energy, with $54.4 Billion Dollars of investment in 2010. That’s a massive amount of money and is sure to create many clean energy companies, clean energy jobs, and is just a great investment in the future of our planet.