This month the International Energy Agency held its annual World Energy Outlook conference. The conference produced a fact sheet highlighting the main energy trends for the coming year and there were plenty of positives for green investors.
Some highlights include:
Government energy survey shows public's growing support for clean energy
The recent study published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change(DECC) has shown that the public's support for renewable energy has grown to a record high of 76 percent. On top of this, only 5 percent of those asked were against it, with 1 percent being "strongly opposed to renewables."
Top Climate Scientist believes renewables are the only solution to climate change
One of the world's top climate scientists, Prof John Schellnhuber has argued that "nothing can compete with renewables" as an answer to climate change. With the upcoming Paris summit, Schellnhuber has urged countries to maintain their promises of introducing more clean energy to help save the planet. On top of this he called for a "large scale" investment in clean energy, referring to the decision as a "no brainer."
He continues to say that he is hopeful about the upcoming summit due to the presence of over 80 heads of state. He claims; "This is a very telling thing- a sign of hope-because people at the top level do not want to be associated with failure."
Earlier in the year he argued for the necessary implosion of the carbon industry, in order to try and avoid dangerous changes brought on by climate change. Schellnhuber finished by arguing that the positive public attitude, reinforced by the recent DECC survey, will be key to seeing the pledges of the Paris summit being honoured.