Survey: Subsidies, Capital Market Recovery Key To Cleantech Growth


A cleantech investor survey from Jefferies Group Inc. finds that government subsidies and a capital market recovery are key to the future growth of the global cleantech industry.

Key findings of the survey include the following:

– Stable government subsidies and regulation are seen as being the most important growth driver for the cleantech sector;

– Nearly 20% of investors are concerned that there will not be a full recovery of the initial public offering market for renewable energy and sustainable technology companies before 2013, with only 50% of investors expecting a recovery this year;

– While China has developed a clear cost leadership position, Europe continues to be seen as the hub of innovation ahead of North America and the emerging markets of China, India and Latin America; and

– More than 90% of survey participants believe that 20 GW or more of offshore wind power will be built by 2020, up from 350 MW today.

SOURCE: Jefferies Group Inc.

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