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April 8, 2017 | Renewable Energy: Where the Needs of People and Our Planet Meet

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel (www.venablepark.com) Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog: www.jugglingdynamite.com

As the Trump admin opens up the Arctic and Atlanta for further high risk, antiquated and environmentally destructive oil drilling, other parts of the world are showing what intelligent, sustainable, cost-effective, energy production looks like.  See: Record amount of renewable energy capacity added in 2016:

The world added a record amount of renewable energy in 2016 despite a sharp drop in investment, the UN said Thursday, largely due to falling costs of clean energy.

New renewable energy, excluding large hydro projects, added 138.5 gigawatts of power in 2016, up eight percent from the previous year.  The new capacity came despite investment falling to $241.6 billion (227 billion euro), 23 percent lower than the previous year and the lowest since 2013.

“Ever-cheaper clean tech provides a real opportunity for investors to get more for less,” said Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment. “This is exactly the kind of situation, where the needs of profit and people meet, that will drive the shift to a better world for all.”

Here is a direct link to a video report.  Also watch: German energy transition to renewables.

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April 8th, 2017

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