The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit
Drone view of a wind farm
Investments

The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit

The UK has just released details of its long-term energy strategy, which emphasises offshore wind power. Rupert Hargreaves explains how you can invest…
8 Apr 2022
The best renewable energy funds to buy now
Sheep standing by wind turbines
Renewables

The best renewable energy funds to buy now

The need to reduce reliance on Russian oil will boost renewables. Investors need to start taking note. Max King picks the best renewable energy funds …
22 Mar 2022
Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions
Putin
Energy

Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions

Switching the world economy over from fossil fuels to green alternatives was always going to be a challenge. It just got a lot harder. Simon Wilson re…
12 Mar 2022
We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too
North Sea oil rig
Energy

We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too

We need heavy investment in renewable energy, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But we also need continued investment in fossil fuels, to keep prices low and…
11 Feb 2022
Just how green is nuclear power?
Engineer with fuel rod handling machine in nuclear power station
Energy

Just how green is nuclear power?

Nuclear power is certainly very clean in terms of carbon emissions, but what about the radioactive waste produced as a byproduct? It’s not as much of …
22 Jan 2022
How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy
Energy

How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy

The government has started to roll out its plans for switching us over from fossil fuels to hydrogen and renewable energy. Should investors buy in? St…
9 Dec 2021
Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks
Renewables

Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks

The COP26 conference showed that fossil fuels are on their way out. This is a big opportunity for companies developing the equipment and technology th…
3 Dec 2021
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Lithium price embarks on a long boom
Industrial metals

Lithium price embarks on a long boom

Rising demand for electric vehicles has driven the lithium price in China up by 276% since the start of the year to $30,940 a tonne
3 Dec 2021
Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?
Renewables

Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?

Investors have been pouring money into renewable energy funds. But the sector has had a tricky year so far. Max King looks at the opportunities for in…
9 Nov 2021
Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet
Bonds

Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet

The government has launched its “green savings bond” that offers investors just 0.65%. But that pitiful return is in many ways the point of “green” fi…
22 Oct 2021
The world still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest
Energy

The world still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest

Our enduring need for oil and gas heralds a boom in exploration and production, says Andrew Hunt.
15 Oct 2021
Is your fund manager’s ESG investment policy really ethical?
Energy stocks

Is your fund manager’s ESG investment policy really ethical?

The so-called ethical policies of some investors are doing more harm than good, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
8 Oct 2021
How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy
Energy

How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy

The UK’s electricity supply needs to be more robust for days when the wind doesn’t blow. We need nuclear power, says Dominic Frisby. And the future of…
6 Oct 2021
Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come
Energy

Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come

The energy crisis has shown us just how reliant we still are on fossil fuels. And we will continue to rely on them for a long time yet, says Merryn So…
27 Sep 2021
What's behind Britain’s looming energy crisis
Energy

What's behind Britain’s looming energy crisis

Global natural gas prices have soared as resurgent demand collides with supply disruptions. The UK is especially vulnerable and could be heading for a…
24 Sep 2021
Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market
Energy

Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market

The price of uranium has hit $40 a pound for the first time in six years. And it's unlikely to be just a short-term spike. John Stepek looks at what's…
10 Sep 2021
What the "climate emergency" means for investors
Energy

What the "climate emergency" means for investors

The United Nations issued a report dubbed which said we are in a "Code Red" situation, listing the urgency for countries to phase out coal production.…
10 Aug 2021
Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits

Bitcoin has been criticised for its vast energy consumption in its pursuit of profit. But that same desire for profit is powering a green energy revol…
4 Aug 2021
Climate activists are missing the point on big oil companies
Energy stocks

Climate activists are missing the point on big oil companies

Forcing big oil companies like Shell to dump their oil and gas assets isn’t the positive step many people think it is, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
15 Jun 2021
What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common
Oil

What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common

In echoes of the flawed public health advice of the 1980s, governments are taking action – but not necessarily the correct action – to be “greener”. T…
9 Jun 2021
Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet
Global Economy

Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet

Merryn talks to Mayssa Al Midani of the Pictet Nutrition fund about how she invests in feeding the world's expanding population in a sustainable way, …
4 Jun 2021
Latin America leads the way in the raw materials for clean tech – here's how to invest
Commodities

Latin America leads the way in the raw materials for clean tech – here's how to invest

Whichever type of green energy prevails in the next few years, Latin America will benefit, says James McKeigue
28 May 2021