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Renewable energy (non-fossil fuel, non-nuclear) market and industry research, statistics (databases, websites, books) available at UC Berkeley.

Market and Industry Research

Business magazines and journals have major coverage of opportunities and trends in renewable energy industries.  Look in Business Source Complete and Factiva.  These are the best sources for coverage from Business Week, Fortune, WSJ, New York Times, Barrons, Venture Capital Journal, China Business Review, Engineering News Record, and many more industry specific business journals.


  • Renewables 2019 Global Status Report from the UN has the latest overview of markets and investment flows in renewable energy worldwide. Link to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018  from Frankfurt School with United Nations Environment Programme and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) , which  details aggregate government and industry investment in renewable energy worldwide. Some individual country data are available. 
  • Climatescope 2018 looks at investment, goverment policies related to renewables and greenhouse gas targets in emerging market countries.



Global power plants is an open source energy information project to provide energy and industry data from various sources on energy production, emissions,  storage, technologies, maps of power plants, energy flows, etc. Datasets with documentation are available for download.





Renewable energy industry coverage available in Business Source Complete and Factiva:

  • Economist, Business Week, Fortune, WSJ, New York Times, Barrons, Venture Capital Journal, China Business Review, have major coverage of opportunities and trends in clean tech. 

Energy Policy/Regulations

International Energy Association's  Policies and measures database contains national level energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment.

 From OECDiLibrary:



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