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INSIGHT FOR CANADA'S CLEAN ECONOMY
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Canada seventh in installed wind capacity: report
Jonny Wakefield, 21 January 2016

Canada ranks seventh worldwide in total installed wind power capacity after a banner year for the industry, according to a new report.
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Clean energy investment hits a record high
Maura Forrest, 21 January 2016
 
Global clean energy investment hit a record high of $329 billion in 2015, according to new figures. The increase is thanks in part to investment surges in China, Africa, the United States, Latin America and India, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
 

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U.S. solar job growth beat out oil, gas and pipelines in 2015
Arman Kazemi, 21 January 2016

The Solar Foundation released its 2015 Solar Jobs Census earlier this month, reporting 20 per cent growth in the solar workforce for the third year in a row.

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Other News
  • China is the world’s largest clean energy developer
    China was the largest installer of clean energy in 2015, according to a new report. British research firm GlobalData has found that China installed 45 gigawatts of renewable energy last year, almost 40 per cent of the global total. Globally, enough clean energy was installed to power about 80 million homes.
  • Obama’s State of the Union address highlights clean tech
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of clean technology during his final State of the Union address last week. He said the U.S. has cut its imports of foreign oil by almost 60 per cent, and cut carbon pollution more than any other country. He also said communities that rely on fossil fuels need support to help them transition to clean energy.
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi pledges $10 billion for clean energy
    The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has committed $10 billion in financing for clean energy development over the next 10 years. Eligible projects include renewable energy, decarbonisation technology and green infrastructure initiatives. The initial funding will be targeted toward the Middle East and North Africa region.
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