By The Numbers: The Clean Energy Race

China passed America for the first time ever in terms of total investment in clean energy in 2009, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which expressed concern that U.S. investment efforts ranked only 11th among the 20 largest industrial nations as a percentage of GDP:

BILLIONS invested by America, the second-highest amount globally

BILLIONS invested by China, the highest amount globally

PERCENTAGE of GDP invested by America, placing it 11th in relative rankings

PERCENTAGE of GDP invested by China, placing it third in relative rankings