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On the topic of Energy

Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 July 2017, 7:18 PM

The declining share values of Oil Majors

Topics: Energy, Oil
Other Insights on Related Shares: BP..L, RDSA.L

Does it still make sense to invest in an oil major? Energy companies have seen their influence on stock markets wane in recent years. In 2012, the S&P 500 value index in the US and the corresponding benchmark index for energy companies showed perfect correlation: now oil and gas companies are performing at half the level of the general market. And on the LSE, BP (BP:L), and Shell (RDSA:L), are not doing much better. (Read more)

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Topics: Energy, Gas
Other Insights on Related Shares: CNA.L
Related Shares: Centrica Share Price

As fronts of freezing cold weather have swept across Europe and the UK, this has caused disruption all over the continent. On the black sea, movements of vessels in the Bulgarian port of Varna were curbed because of blizzards and gales, while three Ukrainian harbours were blocked by ice. Vessels entering and exiting Costanta, one of Romania's – and Europe's – major grain transporting hubs, have also been delayed, with potential effects on the European market for wheat and other cereals exported through that port. Further inland, navigation on the Danube between Germany and Hungary has also been disrupted. In England, flights were temporarily suspended between Heathrow and Gatwick. (Read more)

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Posted by MaxMarioni on 10 June 2016, 7:03 PM

Investing in Renewables in the LSE

Topics: Energy, Renewable
Other Insights on Related Shares: NESF.L, PVCS.L

A report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA, the UN agency for renewable energy promotion and monitoring) announced an impending boom in the use and production of renewable energy around the world. A share of 40% of electricity output will come from renewable sources, the report's authors predicted. “We anticipate with the lower technology cost, by 2030 we’re going to have renewables capacity in the global power system at around 40 percent, which is quite remarkable growth”, especially when compared with the 22% of electricity output renewables provide today, the IRENA Director-General Adnan Amina said. The report also observed that the renewable energy sector is estimated to have already produced 8 million jobs in the US in renewables' manufacturing, installation and maintenance. Across the world, employment in the sector has risen by 5%. (Read more)

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