Led by China and India, 58 of the world’s leading developing countries added 69.8 gigawatts of new wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable power generating capacity in 2015, surpassing for the first time the 59.2 gigawatts built last year by wealthier Organization for Economic and Cooperation and Development countries. The group of developing countries includes China, India, Egypt, Pakistan, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa and dozens of others. Clean energy development in these countries was up 30 percent in 2015 over the previous year’s total ofup 48.4 GW. China and India accounted for the lion’s share of newly installed clean energy capacity, adding more than the other 56 developing countries surveyed by Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s ClimateScope. BNEF also found that clean energy policies are becoming more widely adopted across Sub-Saharan Africa, with investment nearly doubling between 2014 and 2015 to $5.2 billion.

– via Bloomberg/ClimateScope press release

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