Innovation Spotlight: Greenbacker: Green Investing

Report Code: FIN010A

How will humans halt ecological damage and reverse climate change? By making doing so profitable.

Renewable energy sources have had a strong decade of growth. In 2009, they contributed about 10% of global primary electrical supply. In Q1 2020, that reached 26%-28%.

However, the market environment for renewable energy is likely to be more challenging in the years ahead.

Government policy and regulations have been our largest levers in this struggle. The second line of battle is sheer scientific innovation born from basic research. Third and still impressive, is private innovation from companies looking at the long game—will people want plant-based meat? Will they accept synthetic meat alternatives? Will they truly care where their power comes from, what keeps the lights on? Enter the Green Investors.

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