27 Apr '13, 8pm

Is The Carbon Investment Bubble About to Burst? - EV World

Is The Carbon Investment Bubble About to Burst? - EV World

Is The Carbon Investment Bubble About to Burst? Tweet By EV World Editorial Staff Good news investors: there's still lots of carbon to profit from, an estimated 2,860 billion tons of the stuff in term of its CO2 potential once exhumed and burned in power plants and transportation systems. In fact, according to Carbon Tracker, last year alone, companies invested $647 billion to find and develop carbon fuel reserves. And using present accounting methods, those companies' valuations are in the neighborhood of $4 trillion dollars, on top of which is another $1 trillion-plus in debt. The bad news is, there's a strong likelihood most, if not all, of that capital will be wasted, becoming stranded assets: financial speak for useless, resulting in perhaps the greatest misallocation of resources - apart from the creation of suburbia - the planet has ever seen, one that makes governm...

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