Total investments globally in the renewable energy sector recorded in 2013 could be 20 % lower compared to 2012, the year that saw a decline of 11% compared with the year – record investment in 2011, Bloomberg New Energy Finance ( BNEF ) .
In III quarter 2013, global investments in renewable reached $ 45.9 billion, which implies a decrease of 20 % compared to the same quarter in 2012, and by 14% compared to the second quarter of this year. In summary, the third quarter of 2013 is the weakest in terms of investments, compared to the first quarter of 2009 and far from the record of about $ 77 billion recorded in the second fourth quarter of 2011, ” according to BNEF .
In this context, the German case is striking . Champion Energiewende ( turn energy ) displays a catastrophic score in the second quarter of this year: $ 1.6 billion invested in renewable versus 4.6 billion, the value of investments recorded in the third quarter of 2013. And in China investments in wind and solar decreased by 6 %, and in the U.S. by 42%.
Earlier this year, Romania ranks 13 among Ernst & Young, which measures the attractiveness to investors of renewable energy projects in 40 countries, keeping the position held in the previous year.
Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices report, covering the period December 2012 – February 2013, Romania ranks ahead of countries like Poland, Turkey, Spain and Austria.
The report also shows the attractiveness of investments, depending on the type of renewable concerned. Thus, Romania is ranked in the top 10 wind energy, as in the previous edition of the report in November 2012, after the great economic powers like Germany, China, United States, Britain and France.