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AlwaysFree: Fossil Fuel Share Value Down, Clean Energy Up: Report

Author: SSESSMENTS

A report by think-tank Carbon Tracker showed that the value of share offerings in fossil fuel companies had been down 20% since 2012. In contrast, that of low-carbon companies gained traction amid the transition to clean energy. The report said that in 2012-2020 investors purchased nearly $640 billion of equities from fossil fuel producers, utilities, pipelines, and service companies. However, investments in these sectors have lost about $123 billion or nearly 20% in value, although equity markets were bullish during much of that period.

In contrast, investors bought $56 billion in equity issued low-carbon energy companies, which has increased by $77 billion in value, the report said. During the same period, renewables and clean technology sectors outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index by nearly 54%. Meanwhile, fossil fuel and related equity issuances underperformed the MSCI ACWI by 52%.

Despite rising equity value by clean-energy companies, funding a global energy transition needs even much more investments, the report said. Industry experts and scientists estimated that it needed $3 trillion to $5 trillion investments a year in the clean energy sector to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Tags: AlwaysFree,Bio/Renewables,Coal,Crude Oil,English,Gas,World

Published on March 31, 2021 9:40 AM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on March 31, 2021 9:40 AM (GMT+8)