Clean Energy Investments Rose in Second Quarter of 2012

Second quarter 2012 investments in clean energy were up 24% over the first quarter.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports clean energy investments in the second quarter of 2012 were up 24% over the first quarter with investments totalling $59.6 billion. However, weren't quite as high as second quarter 2011 which saw $72.5 billion in investments.

China was the largest investor, spending $18.3 billion between April and June, which was 92% more than it had spent during the first quarter.

Investments during the second quarter included both large- and small-scale projects.

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