Renewable energy country attractiveness indices

Ernst & Young have conducted a very interesting report containing Country Attractiveness Indices (CAI ) score for 40 countries around the world regarding their attractiveness of their renewable energy markets, energy infrastructure and the suitability for individual technologies. China is the winner as it remains the  best place to undertake renewable energy projects like solar or wind, while Germany and U.S. hold the second and the third place respectively. The top five is completed with India holding the 4th place and France the 5th. Grid issues, strong partisan views, mixed policy signals and austerity measures are just some of the tensions that are slowing the pace of expansion across the top five countries.

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Nantes, France: European Green Capital in 2013

Five cities have been awarded with the title of European Green Capital. Stockholm was the first in 2010, followed by Hamburg in 2011, and Vitoria (Spain) in 2012. Nantes will take this title in Copenhagen in 2014. It is France’s sixth largest city, and has a metropolitan area comprising 600,000 inhabitants. Nantes, in western France, taking the 2013 title in a sign of recognition for good environmental practice.
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