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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

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



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

Investments in Green Energy

  • Renewables 2023 Global Status Report from the UN has the latest overview of markets and investment flows in renewable energy worldwide.
  •  Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2020  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 2023 looks at investment, goverment policies related to renewables and greenhouse gas targets in emerging market countries.

Worldwide Energy Use & Production

  • British Petroleum's Statistical Review of World Energy includes Renewable Energy

  • International Energy Agency (IEA) publishes World Energy Annuals and Book Series.  Policies database contains national level  energy-related policies taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and support renewable energy development and deployment.

  • International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) has data, statistics to support renewables policies and deployment. Resource assessments, policy and legal frameworks, and a renewable energy roadmap by country.  Costing data for renewable power generation. 

  • UN Energy Statistics - choose Energy Statistics Database from the Databases menu to get international data on trade and production of dozens of types of alternative fuels by country.

U.S. Energy Production & Consumption by Sector

US states


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

Policies Worldwide