- 120 gigawatts of non-hydro renewable power capacity were installed worldwide, increasing the global total to a record high of 785 gigawatts.
- Record levels of investment - $286 billion - flowed to renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro).
The green workforce also set a new record, rising 5% worldwide in 2015 to 8.1 million. Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. There are now more jobs in solar than in oil, gas, and coal extraction in the U.S. (See below chart from Bloomberg).