However, as showed by the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, investment in renewable energies has decreased in the last two years.
The situation is therefore somehow critical: an increased investment is needed, but data show it is instead decreasing. The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report mentions crowdfunding, in the section dedicated to investment sources for renewable energies projects, saying that it “continued to become a more mainstream means of raising money in an increasing number of countries”.With this statement in that particular section, the report acknowledges the potential of crowdfunding as a financial source for renewable energies, which in the following years may play a more important role in the energy sector, contributing to bridge the current investment gap and driving our economies more and more away from fossil fuels. Additionally. crowdinvesting in renewables offers to everyone the opportunity to invest even small amounts in a more sustainable future and contribute actively to fight climate change.
Paddison, L. (2014). Investment in renewables: how to grow the low-carbon economy,
Renewable Energy Policy Network for 21st Century. Renewables 2014: Global Status Report.
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Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Irene is an International Business graduate, with a strong interest for innovative ideas that can simplify our lives.
During her studies, she co-founded an online community for sportspeople and worked in marketing positions at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and at the European Business Angel Network, in Brussels. She is a passionate blogger about crowdfunding and the startup ecosystem.