The CSR Minute: The Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Speed

May 22, 2017 4:00 PM ET

The Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Speed

It has taken quite a while to read and absorb all the facts in Financial Times’ comprehensive article on the energy revolution. The report, titled “The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable,” lays out the evidence in great detail for an accelerating shift to clean power. Its sweeping thesis is simply stated: “After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun to accelerate at a pace that has taken the most experienced experts by surprise.”

The report quotes Per Lekander, a portfolio manager at London’s Lansdowne Partners hedge fund who has tracked global energy markets for more than 25 years, as saying that “This clean energy disruption has just started and what is striking is how much of a financial impact it is already having.”

This economic transformation is already affecting everyone, from consumers to investors, and everywhere—it is a global phenomena. For the many insightful and surprising details, see the Financial Times’ “Big Green Bang.” I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.


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