30 Apr '14, 12pm

Pension Funds Hold a Key to Renewable Energy Finance

In turn, dividends from electric utility stocks have historically been stable and reliable along with utility bond interest. However, a growing number of utility securities analysts are warning investors about utility company revenue erosion traced to the increased volume of distributed solar energy generation. This market development now adds greater systemic risk to the otherwise historically stable portfolio of pension fund investments in utility securities, both stocks and bonds. As this trend continues, other logical questions are raised as more and more distributed renewable energy generation comes on line. Could a potential hedge be an offsetting investment in disruptive renewable energy assets? How will investments in investor owned utilities (IOUs) be affected when utility revenues start to materially decline due to increased absorption of distributed generation? ...

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