The knock on geothermal energy has always involved its complexity and costs. This article suggests scientists and corporations across the world are getting a handle on both, with meaningful growth in the United States, Turkey and the Philippines.
Shocks can spark interest in secure sources of energy. For that reason, some insiders argue that distributed power can gain a surge of customers- even amid harsh financial conditions for solar and wind projects.
One of the reasons why sub-Saharan Africa has so many without power is because the utilities there lack the ability to get loans or investment, meaning they cannot finance an expansion of infrastructure — either the transmission and distribution or the electric generators. But the AfricaGreenCo. is now an intermediary, becoming the creditworthy entity that is used to draw-in financing. Can it be effective?
The fund has 70% less carbon emissions than its benchmark, the S&P/ASX 300 Total Return Index, because it’s typically underweight cyclical stocks in industries such as fossil fuels, steel and cement, transport and mining.