Can Renewable Energy Investment Survive Subsidy Cuts?

With more players chasing development, and lower absolute subsidies in many cases, Morningstar analysts think renewable energy investment returns may fall

Mark Barnett 7 December, 2015 | 1:00PM

All around the world hundreds of millions of people are pushing for higher living standards, leading to increased consumption of polluting resources. But the current consumption of fossil fuels, and related air pollution, water pollution and public health costs, is unsustainable – and governments around the world are acting.

Carbon emissions regulation in Europe has proven mostly ineffective due to terrible design flaws

With governments meeting in early this month for the Paris climate conference COP21, stronger commitments are possible, although we do not expect legally binding agreements on all parties to emerge from the talks.

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Mark Barnett  Mark Barnett is a stock analyst with Morningstar.

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