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A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy
Renewables

A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy

Solar energy was long dismissed as unprofitable and unproven. But it has come of age. It is providing stiff competition to conventional energy sources…
3 Jul 2020
Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?
Winterton wind farm in Norfolk © Loop Images Ltd / Alamy
Renewables

Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?

Infrastructure is a good investment – but watch out for hidden risks, particularly in renewable energy.
9 Jun 2020
Solid income from a renewable energy "tortoise" fund
Boat at an offshore windfarm © Getty
Investment trusts

Solid income from a renewable energy "tortoise" fund

GCP Infrastructure plods along compared with its rivals, but offers an attractive yield at the current price
4 May 2020
Investing in hydrogen: the cleaner, greener fuel that will power the future
Renewables

Investing in hydrogen: the cleaner, greener fuel that will power the future

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and when it burns it releases nothing but energy and water. Could it be the answer to our climat…
27 Feb 2020
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We're near the tipping point for electric cars
UK Economy

We're near the tipping point for electric cars

Demand for electric cars is soaring soared. And while the switchover will be expensive, we could be near a tipping point.
6 Feb 2020
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Will solar energy investment funds keep shining?
Energy

Will solar energy investment funds keep shining?

Investment funds designed to profit from the solar energy have done well, but now look expensive, says Max King.
22 Oct 2019
Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives
Economy

Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives

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?
12 Oct 2019

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How Britain became a world leader in wind power
Commodities

How Britain became a world leader in wind power

Wind power is getting cheaper all the time, making Britain’s aim to curb carbon emissions look ever more achievable. Simon Wilson explains how we got …
28 Sep 2019
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Increasing tailwinds behind renewables
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Increasing tailwinds behind renewables

SPONSORED CONTENT - Wind and solar are now the cheapest ways to generate electricity in many countries. This should translate into even higher demand …
8 Aug 2019
Renewable energy investment funds are warming up
Energy

Renewable energy investment funds are warming up

The green energy sector is growing, but investors shouldn’t rush in to renewable energy investment funds.
16 Nov 2018
Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?
Economy

Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?

Matthew Partridge talks to energy consultant Clive Moffatt to find out how EU membership has affected the UK’s energy policy, and how Brexit is likely…
20 Mar 2018
Micro-finance: do good and turn a profit
Alternative finance

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 A…
1 Dec 2017
Electric cars are just the start – our entire energy infrastructure is being disrupted
Energy

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.
19 Oct 2017
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How EU rules caused a diesel stink
Economy

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.
6 Oct 2017
Why the sun hasn’t shone for SQN
Funds

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.
2 Jun 2017
Warning: don’t touch lithium with a ten-foot bargepole
Industrial metals

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 …
22 Feb 2017
Generating power from taming the tide
Economy

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 report…
14 Jan 2017
Wind farms: how to pay to make it all OK
Renewables

Wind farms: how to pay to make it all OK

There is evidence that wind farms affect the price of nearby houses. But there is a simple solution to that, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Give a portion…
31 Oct 2016
Apple Energy could be the smartphone king's move into solar power
Energy

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".
15 Jun 2016
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The energy revolution is hitting a tipping point
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…
13 Jun 2016
Does it pay to go green for your energy?
Personal finance

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 mo…
6 May 2016
Why the humble battery is the most exciting technology of the future
Energy

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 electrici…
18 Nov 2015