清洁技术的光明未来

慕尼黑—观察者认为所谓的清洁技术热门时刻已经过去,这情有可原。在过去两年中,许多清洁技术股指数表现萎靡。在欧洲,欧盟委员会决定在2017年取消可再生能源补贴,太阳能行业遭遇重创。2013年太阳能面板安装数量在德国下降近60%,在意大利下降70%。与此同时,在英国,只有不到30%的清洁能源计划得到了早期风险投资基金的融资。

真相是这并非第一次。清洁能源行业的打击只不过是新兴技术常有的周期性现象:兴奋、预期膨胀、整合——最终则是稳定和增长复苏。事实上,在近期发展趋势背后,有迹象表明更加重大的变局正在酝酿:清洁技术将具有商业可行性。

对清洁技术未来的信心植根于一项需要:为需要支持日益富有的人口的地球找到可持续方案。在未来20年,中产阶级消费者人数预计将增加到三十亿(目前为18亿)。

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