21st July 2022
EP Report

Investment in clean energy will hit a record this year but fall short of what is needed to tackle the climate crisis, with coal spending rising, the International Energy Agency said recently.



Global energy investment will rise by eight percent to $2.4 trillion in 2022, mainly thanks to renewables, although soaring inflation and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are weighing on costs, the IEA said in an annual report.


Investment in all sectors will increase but the fastest growth will come from electricity, mainly in renewables and grids, and energy efficiency.


Clean energy investment is "finally" starting to pick up and is expected to reach $1.4 trillion this year, accounting for almost three-quarters of the growth in overall spending in energy, the IEA said.


Since 2020, investment in clean energy has grown at an annual rate of 12 percent, "well short of what is required to hit international climate goals, but nonetheless an important step in the right direction," according to the report.

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