China led the world for annual capacity additions in solar, biopower, small hydropower and onshore wind in 2015, although the National Development and Reform Commission confirmed reductions in the cut to China’s onshore wind feed-in tariffs, for projects approved after January 1, 2015 or commissioned after January 1, 2016. China consolidated its position as the leading installer of solar power capacity in 2015, as part of a bid to increase renewable technologies and drive down greenhouse gas emissions. While the major markets of Europe and North America have historically had the best renewables track record, and will continue to expand renewable capacity, developing markets such as China have shown commitment to increasing their installed renewable capacity, driven by an increasing global emphasis on policies tackling climate change.
GlobalData’s latest report Global Renewable Energy Recap 2015 report provides a recap of the global renewable energy sector in 2015. It covers country rankings for renewable technologies such as wind, solar, small hydro, geothermal, ocean and biopower based on annual capacity additions, new investments, renewable energy policy updates installation outlook, major deals and projects in the renewable energy sector and expected trends in the near future.
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