Beyond belief: Let's make Doubting Thomas the patron saint of green energy investment

Showing data to investors a huge start

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Dan Klein of Zühlke
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Dan Klein of Zühlke

You can't move for headlines heralding a massive green opportunity. Downing Street plans to invest £12bn and create 250,000 green jobs, ex-Bank of England governor Mark Carney says $170trn of private wealth is ready and waiting to join the green investment part, and there is a wave of industry commentators telling investors to get their cheque books out because everything will be different with a new US President at the helm.

In nine years' time, all new cars will need to be zero emission. While 2030 might seem a long way off, that is just around the corner in infrastructure terms given the volume needed as well as the planning,...

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