Investors turning bullish on nuclear energy

By |2023-12-08T23:18:42-08:00November 16th, 2023|Analysts, Asset Managers, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Venture Capital|

November 16, 2023 After years of disinterest, energy security concerns and the push for net zero are leading investors to bet on nuclear power. The fact that the world has not managed to meaningfully reduce emissions—despite commitments from most every country and billions spent on renewables—has made it clear that more dramatic action is needed. [...]

Parnassus Versus Green Century: A Contrast in Styles

By |2023-12-08T23:49:31-08:00October 22nd, 2023|Analysts, Asset Managers, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Venture Capital|

October 22, 2023 June, July and August of 2023 were the three hottest months the Earth has ever seen by such a large margin, it left climate scientists agog. Climate disasters are abounding apace, with the U.S. hit by 23 large-scale disasters, a record-breaking year already. In Pakistan, extreme rainfall and flooding affected 33 million people, killing more [...]

A Stock Pickers’ Market?

By |2018-12-20T20:35:24-08:00April 24th, 2015|Analysts, Financial Institutions, Money Management, TIA|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann Pity the poor hedge fund manager. The lead item in one of the many daily “news” emails I received today — this one from Chief Investment Officer magazine — reads, “Don’t Blame the Hedge Fund Managers.” [1] The burden of the item is that it isn’t the funds’ managers’ fault that they performed so badly during [...]

$1 Trillion of Zombie Investments Stranded in the Oil Fields

By |2018-12-20T20:39:53-08:00December 27th, 2014|Analysts, Business News, Commodities, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Financial Institutions|

In mid-December, Goldman Sachs released a report with news that they had calculated the impacts from the large drop in the price of oil, which at that time had dropped 49 percent in less than six months: a stunning $1 trillion in at risk future oil projects. The projects — oil field investment "zombies" — were deemed all but dead [...]

Does Preventing Pollution Pay?

By |2018-12-20T21:55:41-08:00February 20th, 2013|Analysts, Business News, Carbon Emissions, Financial Institutions, Preventing Pollution|

A January, 2013 article in the FT about Sir George Buckley, entitled "Retired 3M chief finds a new life in sustainability" has quoted him bemoaning the fact that analysts overlooked the hard work he did during his tenure at 3M to "prevent pollution." Sir George expresses a degree of frustration that the good ESG work he says 3M did, both [...]

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