13/01/2017

Fighting Climate Change Turned Into a Profitable Business

A Convenient Truth - Fighting Climate Change Turned Into a Profitable Business by Peter Vanham, World Economic Forum. “Renewable energy generation reached a tipping point, data analyses show: the cost of generating electricity from renewable sources in the last 3 years fell to levels on par or below that of coal and natural gas. Green project bond indices are now returning about 6% per year and equity returns jumped to double digits with lower volatility, while selected investment cases highlight the profitability of green energy. World Economic Forum calls investors to shift towards more green energy investments, as investments remain below what is needed to reach the Paris Accord targets, despite the tipping point. Green energy generation has reached a tipping point, the World Economic Forum asserts in an investors handbook. The cost of generating energy through solar and wind sources has dropped to the point of being competitive against coal and natural gas, a paradigm shift which should attract investors worldwide to the renewables sector. This is one of the findings of the “Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for Institutional Investors” released by the World Economic Forum. The handbook analysed data from Open Energy Information, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, S&P Indices and UNEP and other sources on the efficiency and returns of renewable energy investments, and looked at the evolution of both global investments in renewable and the specific cases of some institutions investors. “Renewable energy has reached a tipping point - it now constitutes the best chance to reverse global warming,” said Michael Drexler, Head of Long Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development at the World Economic Forum. “Solar and wind have just become very competitive, and costs continue to fall. It is not only a commercially viable option, but an outright compelling investment opportunity with long-term, stable, inflation-protected returns (...) Read the full Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook here”

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