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November 3, 2020 | Generational Investment Theme: Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( 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:

I’m working through Mark Z. Jacobson’s new text on the science and mechanics of migrating global power systems and transportation to 100% renewable water, wind, solar and storage.  Those interested in seeing where we are headed and what the opportunities look like should keep this book on their desk or coffee table as a daily resource.  (available on Amazon here.)

The evolution of batteries and other types of power storage are progressing at an unprecedented pace.  If you are not actively following it each month you have old data.

For some important updates see Black phosphorus makes a better battery and Battery recycling company Li-Cycle sees ‘tsunami’ of opportunity, eyes possible IPO to fund expansion.  Those who see the future can prosper with it, as Jeremy Grantham recently explained in the clip below.

In some ways, this industrial event is bigger than the introduction of oil, according to Jeremy Grantham, Co-Founder, GMO.   Here is a direct video link.

Some fossil fuel-producing countries have been aggressively transitioning to new energy production for over a decade now.  Canada needs to catch up fast, see Could Scotland be the Saudi Arabia of renewables?

Back in 2009, only 27.2% of Scotland’s electricity came from renewable energy sources. It was 90.1% in 2019.

The Scottish government has set a target of having the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity demand coming from renewable energy sources by the end of 2020….The PM said: “As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind – a place of almost limitless resource, but in the case of wind without the carbon emissions and without the damage to the environment.

“We’ve got huge, huge gusts of wind going around the north of our country – Scotland. Quite extraordinary potential we have for wind.”

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November 3rd, 2020

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  • Shirley says:

    Scotland is not a leader in anything, except repressing personal political opinions.
    After their useful life has ended, the excessive expense to recycle them means that Batteries will create mountain of toxic waste. Oil has problems too, but they are arguably easier to remediate or prevent through better planning and innovation.

  • Darren Massey says:

    The egotistical think they can control the temp of the earth to .5 degrees even though CO2 makes up .04% of the atmosphere. Getting tired of the psychopaths intentionally killing the economy with the Covid scandal to reduce CO2 which is part of the plan for the great reset. Let the market decide the best form of energy not taxes & incentives

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