The bankruptcies of three American solar power companies in the last month, including Solyndra of California, have left China’s industry with a dominant sales position – almost three-fifths of the world’s production capacity – and rapidly falling costs.

Global production of biofuels increased 17 percent in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 28 billion gallons, up from 24 billion gallons in 2009.

China, USA, Germany, Spain and India combined account for 74% of global wind capacity. The number of countries now using wind power has grown from 83 in 2010 to 86 in 2011. with Venezuela, Honduras, and Ethiopia the latest nations to be harvesting wind energy. By the end of this year it is expected that wind will generate 3% of global electricity demand.

h/t  Tom Whipple in the Energy Bulletin and Energy Matters

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