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We're on the cusp of a revolution in the energy industry. It's one that could redraw the energy map of the world, give humanity the ability to tap essentially unlimited power sources, and – if you make the right investments – make a fortune for investors.

In short, we're living through a change in the way the world produces and consumes energy. It is a transition that's well under way. And it's being driven by the convergence of several key technological trends that are showing no sign of abating.

While you wouldn't be alone in thinking that solar power was further away than ever, you could be wrong. Solar is on the brink of becoming the world's dominant energy source.



Understanding how the end of oil will affect your life and money is the single most important thing you’ll do in the next decade.

And it will affect you, because it’ll affect everyone. But only a handful of people will be bold enough to see what’s happening and move early to take advantage.

That’s exactly what our research report “The End of Oil” is designed to help you do.

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This could herald one of the biggest investment trend shifts of 2016

Oil has been on a rollercoaster for the last few years. But things are changing fast. And it could have a huge effect on your investments, says John Stepek.

Three little charts and the coming solar revolution

As solar energy gets cheaper and more efficient, the number of new installations is growing exponentially. Here, Nick O’Connor looks at the solar revolution, and what it means for you.

Tesla’s battery revolution: is this the ‘tipping point’ for solar energy?

Tesla’s ‘Powerwall’ battery system aims to bring down the cost of energy storage. Matthew Partridge asks if this is the ‘tipping point’ for solar energy.

Renewable energy: the technology that will transform our world

Andrew Lockley picks apart the renewable energy investment market, and identifies the hot technologies that will transform our world.

Renewable energy and investing for the end of fossil fuels

Renewable energy will redraw the energy map of the world, reshape the next century, and make fortunes for well-placed investors, says Andrew Lockley.

The oil bear is back

The oil price is back on the slide after almost doubling in May.

Oil is heading for a bear market – again

Oil’s recovery seems to be sputtering out. John Stepek looks at what a fresh slide in the oil price could mean for monetary policy, the economy, and for you.

The oil price may have bottomed out – but there could be turbulence ahead

Two big oil company bosses have called the bottom of the oil market, and are talking up the industry’s prospects. But there are still plenty of reasons to worry.

Will shale stop the oil rally?

Oil producers are returning to unfinished shale oil wells to cash in on higher oil prices. Could that dent the recovery?

Apple Energy could be the smartphone king's move into solar power

The maker of iPads and iPhones could be moving into the renewable power industry as it registers the company “Apple Energy”.

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