Securing unlimited clean, safe and carbon-free energy for the rest of time would be revolutionary for the world economy. Is this now within sight?
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.
The oil price is now firmly in a bear market. But saying where it goes next is tricky, says John Stepek. There are good arguments for a big move in either direction.
ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Wind and solar are now the cheapest ways to generate electricity in many countries. This should translate into even higher demand for renewables, says Mike Appleby of Liontrust.
The oil price has been trending down for months, now. Technically, it’s in a bear market. But whatever the short-term trend, everybody should have some in their portfolio, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he picks the best way to invest.
With around a fifth of the world’s oil travelling through Strait of Hormuz, the most recent incident there has raised new concerns about global oil supplies.
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen by more than 20% since May – past the level that marks a bear market.
The price of oil spiked after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. John Stepek looks at how an escalating conflict could affect markets – and your money.
A slide in bond yields this week has driven the yield curve lower. John Stepek looks at how this has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.