Top 10 Countries with Cleantech InnovatorsEnergy Digital, December 1, 2014
Each year, the Cleantech Group, the World Wildlife Foundation, and the The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (or Tillväxtverket) release their Global Cleantech Innovation Index, in which 40 countries are examined for their potential for entrepreneurial clean tech startups. The report takes a 10-year look down the line and ranks each country on a basis of 15 different indicators. While the top 10 haven’t changed since last year, the outlook certainly has.
Ireland is a strong contender in the cleantech field, with a lot of its efforts concentrated on tidal and wave energy, as well as wind. There is also a strong innovating force in the country, with support from prominent institutions in science and engineering. It’s anticipated that clean jobs in Ireland will grow to around 80,000 by 2020 and with projects such as the 138 MW Jeffrey’s Bay wind farm on the horizon, that number could get even bigger.