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5 Different Ways to Invest in Renewable Energy : Greentech Media

5 Different Ways to Invest in Renewable Energy : Greentech Media | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Tam Hunt outlines the diversifying investment options in clean energy.

The renewable energy industry is well past its training-wheels phase and now offers many ways to invest in all types of assets. I’ve been an investor in renewables off and on for the last couple of decades, and I offer in this column a little nonprofessional advice about how best to get into this field as an investor.

Please note that I am not a professional investment advisor and this column should not be considered legal or professional investment advice in any manner. Where I have a financial interest in my recommendations, I will indicate as much.

As with all investments, the two key things to consider are your risk tolerance and your investment horizon. I’ll start with the least risky investments that feature the longest time horizon, and then move toward more risky investments with shorter time horizons.

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Has the question ever come up in your mind? How can I individually be part of the renewable energy cause? Or, ... Can I invest and profit from this? This article gives some good alternatives and a good idea of what is possible. Recommended.



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Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric

Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Norway has been incentivizing the use of zero emission vehicles since the 1990s. Towards the end of 2016, the country already had 100,000 zero-emission cars on the road. 

By 2025, all of the cars on Norway’s roads could be electric. That’s just eight years away—and if the target seems a little ambitious, it should be noted that the country is already well on its way toward this goal. Electric vehicle (EV) sales already comprise 37 percent of Norway’s car market.

Norway has been incentivizing the use of zero emission vehicles since the 1990s. These include exempting EVs from value added taxes (VAT), thus making conventional automobiles significantly more expensive in the country, low annual road tax, and no purchase and import taxes. EVs also park for free in city centers, get access to bus lanes, and don’t have to pay road tolls. Read more: click image or title.

 

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10 states in the US have made similar commitments.

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Other countries and 10 US states have similar commitments.

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For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer’ 

For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer’  | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Mayor Dale Ross of Georgetown, Texas, has become a media darling, as a conservative Republican who backs solar and wind power.

“We got something in common,” Dale Ross told Al Gore last summer. “You invented the internet. And I invented green energy.”

Ross, the mayor of Georgetown, Texas — pop. 65,000 — was having a bit of fun with the former vice president and longtime environmental activist. But, in the coming months, his rapid ascendancy in the renewable-energy cosmos might make the boast seem less of a joke. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#RenewableEnergy, It's a no brainer for this conservative Republican mayor in Texas.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, June 13, 9:38 AM
"Despite its rich history in the petroleum industry, Texas has become a national leader in renewable electric power because of its ample supplies of both sun and wind. “We started in 2008 with the goal of getting 30 percent of our power from renewables by 2030,” Ross said. But improved technology in solar panels and more accessible transmission lines allowed the city to become much more ambitious."
 
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#RenewableEnergy, It's a no brainer for this conservative Republican mayor.

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Weather Channel sends Trump a message: ‘Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should’

Weather Channel sends Trump a message: ‘Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should’ | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
The “official homepage of Mother Nature,” was not having it.

Climate change “is real and backed by science and is happening now,” Neil Katz, the Weather Channel’s senior vice president and editor in chief, told The Washington Post.

“We wanted to make that point very clear,” Katz said. Read more: click image or title.

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Why Trump is pulling out of the Paris climate deal

Why Trump is pulling out of the Paris climate deal | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The major players, and the warring views.


The mistake many people made in handicapping whether President Trump was going to pull the U.S. out of the Parisclimate deal was to think he would change his mind from his campaign promise.

"He's been remarkably consistent on these issues," said Tom Pyle, president of the conservative advocacy group American Energy Alliance, and a close confidant of the Trump administration. "It makes me very happy. I'm not a trade guy, I'm not a healthcare guy."

The people urging him to withdraw were louder, more influential and more relevant to Trump than the people urging him to stay in, even though there were more of the latter than the former. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Musk, Polman and Branson among business leaders urging Trump to stay in the Paris Agreement

The mailbox at the Whitehouse is in danger of overflowing, as another letter - this time from 30 chief executives of some of the largest US firms - called on President Donald Trump to "champion" economic growth by staying in the Paris Agreement.

Chief executives from companies including Unilever, Virgin, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney and Tesla all signed the letter, which was sent to Trump on Wednesday (10 May).

The 30 business leaders call on Trump to “maintain the US’s status as the world’s biggest champion of economic growth and innovation” by remaining in the Paris Agreement. The President, who threatened to pull-out of the global climate deal as part of his campaign, revealed that a decision would be delayed until after the G7 summit later this month.

 

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Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

For two straight years — 2015 and 2016 — atmospheric carbon dioxide has climbed by more than 3 parts per million.

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, carbon dioxide levels jumped by three parts per million in both 2015 and 2016 and now rest at about 405 parts per million.

It’s the biggest jump ever observed at the agency’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory in Hawaii, where the measurements were recorded. Similar observations have been recorded at stations all over the world, said Pieter Tans, who leads the Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases group at NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Reference Network.

Throughout the last decade, the average rate of increase has been around 2.3 parts per million per year, Tans added. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Which 'science' will be right after all? It'll be empirical, right in your face...

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"All signs have suggested that we’re now living in a permanently post-400 parts per million world. In September 2016, the time of year when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are usually at their lowest, scientists observed that the monthly average concentration still remained above this threshold. And now, the new NOAA measurements further indicate that carbon dioxide levels are only continuing to grow — and they’re rising at breakneck speed."
 
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Future Energy and Finance - Mines and Money Asia

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Renewable energy interdependent on mining

Energy and mining are interdependent and miners are recognising more and more the significant benefits that renewable energy can provide their mine sites and the wider local communities.

A number of commodities, coal, uranium, lithium, graphite, cobalt and to a lesser extent gold and copper and other strategic metals used in the production of solar panels and wind turbines are all relevant to the sector bringing a synergy to the mining and renewable energy sectors.

Recognising that many of the inputs for clean energy come from the mining industry, it is only natural that traditional mining investors interested in sustainability are also looking at the real asset investment potential offered by renewable and clean energy companies.

The inaugural Future Energy and Finance conference set to take place in Hong Kong, this April 5-7, is co-located alongside the 10th annual Mines and Money Asia. The event will look at the Asian energy market and review its position from a macroeconomic standpoint, the investment opportunities and financing options available within the sector as well as the commodities dependent on the energy market.

Future Energy and Finance provides investors with an overview of the energy sector and insights into its future direction, thus identifying the investment opportunities within the region. Renewable energy is, without doubt a growing phenomenon worldwide and with the support of government policy and subsidies will continue to grow. The fossil fuel divestment movement is also growing apace and those traditional oil and gas investors have an opportunity at Future Energy and Finance to assess the very real alternative that solar, wind, biomass and hydro offer the real asset investment community.

For further information please visit www.futureenergyandfinance.com

 

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Man points camera at ice – seconds later he captures the impossible on film

Man points camera at ice – seconds later he captures the impossible on film | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
I'm not going to stop sharing this until the climate turns around!


Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary.

The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years.

James and his crew were looking for some good shots for an upcoming documentary, but no one was prepared for what would soon unfold in front of their eyes. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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In 2016, solar-panel energy finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017.

In 2016, solar-panel energy finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017. | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing a new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.

 

Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries, the WEF reported in December (pdf). As prices for solar and wind power continue their precipitous fall, two-thirds of all nations will reach the point known as “grid parity” within a few years, even without subsidies. “Renewable energy has reached a tipping point,” Michael Drexler, who leads infrastructure and development investing at the WEF, said in a statement. “It is not only a commercially viable option, but an outright compelling investment opportunity with long-term, stable, inflation-protected returns.”

 

Those numbers are already translating into vast new acres of silicon and glass. In 2016, utilities added 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic capacity to the US grid, making solar the top fuel source for the first time in a calendar year, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s estimates. The US added about 125 solar panels every minute in 2016, about double the pace last year, reports the Solar Energy Industry Association.

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Major steps forward, and, the end is not in sight yet.

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, December 28, 2016 5:10 AM

Y el PP de Rajoy en lugar de favorecer la energía limpia, la castiga con impuestos especiales. .... su Moral es la de ayudar a las empresas hidroeléctricas, naturalmente nadie pensará que el PP recibe ninguna recompensa de esos capitalistas. La persecución a la energía fotovoltaica tiene otros motivos, nos gustaría saber cuáles.

Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, December 28, 2016 5:51 AM
Good piece, Alberto. I'm glad you brought it in here. I would point out the fact that the author indicates that "perhaps someday" solar panels industry can be powered by clean energy and will be 100% sustainable. Two things to notice here:
One, what meanwhile? We are not 100% green using panels.
Two: Imagine this break-even situation happens in ten years. Now consider all the energy, emissions, pollutants and its environmental cost since the early times of solar panel industry, all together. Now add all the environmental cost of disposing of so many million square meters of solar panels, polymers, glass, copper wire, and insulating coatings. Now compare this with the net green energy produced by all the panels that were ever made up to that moment; discount the green energy used to manufacture more panels as suggested.
What would be the net result?
My point is that the “green” industry is just an Industry, and as such is powered by money, a fact clearly indicated by the author several times in the article. On the contrary, we should judge issues proved serious for the humankind and the planet on all their impacts and their long-term effects.
However, apparent improvements are happily approved and converted into policies, even if only assessed partially and global and long-term effects poorly evaluated, and in most cases, bringing huge, dark, unexplored back-sides.
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Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
“People have felt a call to arms. We need to be outspoken.”

Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it from any political interference.

The efforts include a “guerrilla archiving” event in Toronto, where experts will copy irreplaceable public data, meetings at the University of Pennsylvania focused on how to download as much federal data as possible in the coming weeks, and a collaboration of scientists and database experts who are compiling an online site to harbor scientific information.

“Something that seemed a little paranoid to me before all of a sudden seems potentially realistic, or at least something you’d want to hedge against,” said Nick Santos, an environmental researcher at the University of California at Davis, who over the weekend began copying government climate data onto a nongovernment server, where it will remain available to the public. “Doing this can only be a good thing. Hopefully they leave everything in place. But if not, we’re planning for that.” Read more: click image or title.

 

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Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops

Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Tesla completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity this week, and, to celebrate, the company has announced a major solar energy project: wiring up the whole island of Ta’u in American Samoa. Previously, the island ran on diesel generators, but over the past year Tesla has installed a microgrid of solar energy panels and batteries that will supply "nearly 100 percent" of power needs for Ta’u’s 600 residents. Read more: click image or title.

 


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Batteries and solar PV are the energy of present and future with minimal exploitation costs and zero cost for mineral fuel which is an excellent solution for small Pacific islands.
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Trump's influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think

Trump's influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The president-elect is a political novice whose energy plan doesn’t account for the economic reality of coal and renewable energy.

As the world struggles to absorb the implications of Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US general election, no one is facing the future with more trepidation than those working on clean energy, clean transportation, climate and the environment. Hillary Clinton had promised to build on Obama’s substantial progress in this area; now they worry that it may be reversed, and then some.

What does the future hold, under a Trump government, and how worried should we be? Read more: click image or title.

 

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, November 13, 2016 8:27 PM
Whatever happens in the US over the next four years, technologies such as wind and solar will continue getting cheaper until they beat out fossil fuels; battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles will keep getting better until they render internal combustion engines old fashioned. So the world will continue its inevitable transition to clean energy and transportation, just at a slower rate than if the US were fully committed to leading the process.  

Does that matter? I’ll leave the last words to President-elect Trump. In 2009, ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Summit, he was a co-signatory to a letter to Obama which pointed out that clean energy technologies would “spur economic growth, create new energy jobs and increase our energy security”. The letter concluded by saying: “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet.”
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Obama’s Environmental Legacy Just Went Up in Smoke

Obama’s Environmental Legacy Just Went Up in Smoke | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
“You can pretty much burn the Paris agreement.”

 

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Major setback for the planet, Obama's legacy will be undone.

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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast.
That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The research group estimated solar already rivals the cost of new coal power plants in Germany and the U.S. and by 2021 will do so in quick-growing markets such as China and India. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Surprising insights. #Renewable energy is gaining strength quickly.

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Leonardo DiCaprio - Let Us Not Take Our Planet for Granted

Leonardo DiCaprio - Let Us Not Take Our Planet for Granted | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio calls on us to stand up and fight for the future of our planet.

Actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio calls on us to stand up and fight for the future of our planet.

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Leonardo DiCaprio stands up for the planet and all people.

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Zuckerberg, Benioff And Other Billionaires Sound Off On Trump's Decision On Paris Climate Accord

Zuckerberg, Benioff And Other Billionaires Sound Off On Trump's Decision On Paris Climate Accord | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord was met with an outcry from many business leaders -- including a number of his fellow billionaires.

After Trump announced his decision on Thursday, billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a statement on Facebook. "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at risk,” he wrote. Zuckerberg added that each new data center that Facebook builds “will be powered by 100% renewable energy.”  Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change.

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The Arctic experiences the effects of #GlobalWarming faster than anywhere else on Earth. #ClimateChange is happening.

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Ex-Military Brass Back Tillerson, Mattis in Climate Fight

Ex-Military Brass Back Tillerson, Mattis in Climate Fight | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
A group of retired senior military officers is urging U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis to remain firm in their support for combating global warming as White House officials consider exiting the Paris climate accord.

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Tesla's Elon Musk pledges to fix SA's power crisis in 100 days 'or it's free'

Tesla's Elon Musk pledges to fix SA's power crisis in 100 days 'or it's free' | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded to Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes' challenge, and doubled down on his company's pledge to help solve SA's energy crisis.

Software billionaire Michael Cannon-Brookes has been flooded with offers to help raise $200 million to take up Tesla chief executive Elon Musk's offer to solve South Australia's energy woes with batteries in 100 days "or it's free".

"The reaction has been overwhelming. My phone hasn't stopped buzzing. The support is flooding in, both from individuals in terms of "hell yes!" and from corporates who are asking: "Can we buy power? Can we contribute dollars?" Mr Cannon-Brookes, the co-founder of Atlassian, said.

"I need seven days to try and sort out politics and funding – I'm excited to get this off the ground."

Late on Friday local time Mr Musk offered Mr Cannon-Brookes a system for $US250 per kilowatt hour of capacity – about half the pre-discount price quoted by Tesla executives in Melbourne on Thursday.
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Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Tesla is selling four different solar roof shingle options this year.

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.

Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it looks "quite promising" that the solar roof could be cheaper than a normal roof, factoring in the price of labor.

Here's everything we know about the new solar roof product: Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Elon Musk's creative brain seems to never run short of new ideas. 

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Sarah Zaidi's curator insight, February 24, 10:40 PM

At first this seems like a good idea because its creating less C02 emissions however what they haven't fully understood is that to clean the solar panels it uses the chemicals similar to those used in the general semiconductor industry, include hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and aceton. which are far worse for the environment. with this in mind there could be more job opportunities to create alternatives to these chemicals or to create a better way. recently Ive noticed that these talks never really mention places like Alaska where it gets dark for a days at a time and it says that its snow proof but to what point? how are we going to create the energy needed to help those people in harsher climates? its a great article but its missing some things to back it up.

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Guess Which Way the Doomsday Clock Just Ticked

Guess Which Way the Doomsday Clock Just Ticked | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Scientists say we’re now as close to self-destruction as during the height of the Cold War.

A group of scientists warn that human civilization is nearer destruction than at any time since 1953. Amid nuclear proliferation, American leadership that dismisses climate change—and in a nod to the 2016 U.S. presidential election—the risk of fake news sparking a crisis, the end is apparently a lot closer than it used to be.

The Doomsday Clock, set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, was reset Thursday to2.5 minutes until midnight, a change from 3 minutes, where it was set for two years. It was the first time the organization changed the clock by a half-minute. In 2015, the group changed it from 5 minutes to 3 minutes until midnight, citing threats from “unchecked climate change” and aging nuclear arsenals.

“Nuclear rhetoric is now loose and destabilizing,” Thomas Pickering, a member of the group and a former U.S. ambassador to Russia and the United Nations, said today. He cited U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments that South Korea and Japan might consider becoming nuclear states. “We are more than ever impressed that words matter, words count.”

The group went on to squarely blame Trump for the heightened risk of apocalypse.

“He has made ill-considered comments about expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal. He has shown a troubling propensity to discount or outright reject expert advice related to international security, including the conclusions of intelligence experts. And his nominees to head the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency dispute the basics of climate science,” the group said. “In short, even though he has just now taken office, the president’s intemperate statements, lack of openness to expert advice, and questionable cabinet nominations have already made a bad international security situation worse.” Read more: click image or title.

 

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New Scientific Study Says Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil

New Scientific Study Says Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Oil proponents have been saying for awhile now that solar doesn’t match up to oil’s energy output, but that statement may have just been proven false. In a major scientific study published in November 2016’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review,researchers looked at 29 separate studies and compared the solar photovoltaics (PV) generated as compared to the energy needed to create and install the panels. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion have a new fund to fight climate change via energy innovation

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion have a new fund to fight climate change via energy innovation | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation. The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments next year. The BEV fund, which has a 20-year duration, aims to invest 

in the commercialization of new technologies that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in areas including electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial processes, agriculture, and energy-system efficiency.

 

“Anything that leads to cheap, clean, reliable energy we’re open-minded to,” says Gates, who is serving as chairman of BEV and anticipates being actively involved. Read more: click image or title.

 

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The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

Energy, the world’s largest industry, is currently undergoing a revolution. A switch towards renewable energy sources from the traditional fossil fuels we have relied upon to advance industrial and economic growth is underway.

Chris Goodall is a writer on new energy technologies. His book, The Switch, focuses on a global transition to an energy system based entirely on solar power. At the Reinventing Energy Summit Chris will share expertise on candidate technologies, most of which involve microbial transformations of simple molecules into energy-carrying gases and liquids. Taking illustrations from around the world, he’ll show that we are much closer than we might imagine to solving the long-term storage problem. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World

Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World | Investing in Renewable Energy | Scoop.it
Elon Musk is up against a starkly different agenda, but the energy transition he invigorated can’t be stopped.

What will Donald Trump actually do?

It’s a question many Americans are asking themselves now that the U.S. has wrapped up one of its least policy-specific elections ever. The president-elect has offered only the loosest of legislative prescriptions, including whatever plans he may have for the energy industry. 

The mystery hangs over turbine manufacturers like Vestas Wind Systems, which fell 12 percent since the election, and coal companies such as Peabody Energy Corp., which soared 73 percent. In his only major energy speech, Trump, 70, said he would rescind “job-destroying” environmental regulations within 100 days of taking office and revive U.S. coal. It’s terrible news for efforts to slow the pace of climate change, but the impact on the renewable energy revolution may be limited. Here’s what it could mean for America’s clean-energy darling, Tesla Motors Inc.: Read more: click image or title.

 

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