Renewable energy

Increasing tailwinds behind renewables

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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.

Micro-finance: do good and turn a profit

Micro-finance is the ultimate example of ethical investing. Here, David C Stevenson looks at one scheme bringing renewable energy to remote parts of Africa.

Electric cars are just the start – our entire energy infrastructure is being disrupted

The rise of the electric car has seen big advances in battery technology. But the real game changer is renewable energy, says John Stepek.

How EU rules caused a diesel stink

The diesel emissions scandal shows how the profit motive seems always to have overriden concerns over unhealthy emissions, says James Lewisohn.

Why the sun hasn’t shone for SQN

Jon Rebak takes another look at SQN Asset Finance Income Fund to see how the fund has got on.

Warning: don’t touch lithium with a ten-foot bargepole

Lithium is the fuel of the clean tech revolution. That’s sent the stocks of lithium producers soaring. But we’ve seen this story before, says Dominic Frisby. It never ends well.

Generating power from taming the tide

The rise and fall of the tides is an obvious and reliable source for renewable energy. But is exploiting it economically feasible? Simon Wilson reports.

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”.

The energy revolution is hitting a tipping point

There is a huge shift going on in the energy markets, with the decline of coal mirrored by the stunning rise of renewable energy. Here’s what it means for investors.

Does it pay to go green for your energy?

Sign up for a green energy tariff and you may think your energy comes direct from a renewable source. As Sarah Moore explains, the reality is a bit more complicated.

Why the humble battery is the most exciting technology of the future

Renewable energy will one day replace fossil fuels. The technology that will make it happen? The battery. John Stepek examines the future of electricity, and what it means for you.

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