The shining example of solar ETFs


While there are a number of solar ETFs investing in promising projects globally, investors may be better off opting for a more general clean-energy-based fund strategy, writes Martin Morris.

As debate rages over when planet Earth will finally hit ‘peak oil’, a consensus has at least emerged that renewable sources of energy will increasingly need to be tapped over the coming decades. That said, the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlighted in a recent report (November 2009) fossil fuels will remain the dominant sources of energy worldwide, accounting for 77% of the expected demand increase in the 2007-30 period. Electricity demand, meanwhile, is forecast to grow by 76% over the same period, requiring 4,800 gigawatts (GW) of capacity additions – almost five times the ex...

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