CORRECTED-Global green energy investment climbs after two-year decline

March 31, 2015 2:30 PM

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LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - Global green energy investment surged in 2014, after two years of decline, due to a solar boom in China and Japan and record offshore wind investment in Europe, a U.N.-backed report showed.

Renewables investment reached $270.2 billion last year, 16.6 percent above 2013 investment of $231.8 billion, said the report backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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