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The price of solar was already falling steadily but then plummeted over the last decade to make it far cheaper than conventional power. John Martin, CEO at New Energy Solar talks here about this powerful trend in energy, which he describes as ‘the inevitable future’. As solar costs have decreased substantially... Show More

John Martin

Climate change is occurring earlier and more rapidly than anticipated, calling for urgent changes over the next decade to combat the impacts of extreme heat, drought and floods that could result from rising temperatures.(1) But while the world is heating up, so too is investment in the renewable energy sector,... Show More

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Electric vehicles displacing the requirement for oil is a popular market narrative, but Simon Mawhinney, Chief Investment Officer at Allan Gray, says this misses half the picture. While demand growth is expected to be lower as EV penetration increases, supply is also under pressure following years of underinvestment. Show More

Nathan Lim

Utilities are striking back at rooftop solar by changing their billing structure. Changed industry conditions call for innovation, not impediments. We previously have written how it is a mistake to think utilities will disappear with the growth of distributed generation. Utility companies could be expected to respond to the challenges... Show More

Nathan Lim

Money magazine came by and asked for our thoughts on why investors need to look at renewable energy. Australian Ethical invests in renewable energy across its funds, but you will find the highest concentration of renewable investments in its award-winning International Shares Fund, which has a ‘smart energy’ thematic. For... Show More

Nathan Lim

The UN Climate Conference in December is important but will not be the final word on how we are dealing with climate change. We tie the recent announcement by the G7, who have agreed to the “decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of this century” to expectations for... Show More

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The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared... Show More