+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 51
Latest: JUST4TheFACTS
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 14014
Total Topics: 268
Most Online Today: 26
Most Online Ever: 137
(April 21, 2019, 04:54:01 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 1
Total: 1

Author Topic: Fossil Fuel Profits Getting Eaten Alive by Renewable Energy!  (Read 5742 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31020
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • Renwable Revolution
Beyond Fossil Fuels:
The Investment Case  for Fossil Fuel Divestment 


Executive Summary

Pressure is building on institutional investors to assess their exposure to companies that extract fossil fuels. As concerns rise about the likely effects on the climate from greenhouse gas emissions, grassroots campaigns calling for fossil fuel divestment are growing.

In parallel, financial analysts are increasingly warning investors of the risks that tighter regulations on carbon dioxide emissions and falling demand for fossil fuels could make fossil fuel reserves substantially less valuable, or even 'stranded' and ultimately rendered worthless.

While trustees may be sympathetic to these concerns, and investment officers skeptical of the outcome of looming greenhouse gas regulation, there are legitimate questions about the effects on portfolio risk and returns from the partial or complete divestment of fossil fuel stocks.

So the question becomes: how should a fiduciary compare the risks to portfolios presented by stricter carbon regulations to the risks associated with reducing exposure to fossil fuel stocks?

Analysis of historical data shows that over the past seven years eliminating the fossil fuel sector from a global benchmark index would have actually had a small positive return effect. Furthermore, much of the economic effect of excluding fossil fuel stocks could have been replicated with 'fossil free' energy portfolios consisting of energy efficiency and renewable energy stocks, with limited additional tracking error and improved returns.

Impax believes that investors should consider reorienting their portfolios towards low carbon energy by replacing fossil fuel stocks with energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, thereby retaining exposure to the energy sector while reducing the risks posed by the fossil fuel sector.

IMPAX Asset Management full report:


http://gofossilfree.org/se/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2014/07/impax-investment-case-for-fossil-fuel-divestment-us-final-1.pdf

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

+-Recent Topics

🌟 IMPEACHMENT SCORE 🌠 by Surly1
November 12, 2019, 07:58:25 am

Healthy Eating by Surly1
November 12, 2019, 07:55:33 am

Doomstead Diner Daily by Surly1
November 12, 2019, 07:53:34 am

Corruption in Government by AGelbert
November 11, 2019, 07:24:57 pm

End Times according to the Judeo Christian Bible by AGelbert
November 10, 2019, 03:58:20 pm

Corporate Fascist Corruption of Christianity by AGelbert
November 10, 2019, 03:37:06 pm

2020 Presidential Election by AGelbert
November 10, 2019, 02:11:58 pm

🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️ by Surly1
November 10, 2019, 07:20:03 am

Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden by AGelbert
November 09, 2019, 06:21:53 pm

Apocalyptic Humor by AGelbert
November 09, 2019, 04:12:33 pm