Hello again. We hope you enjoy the magazine as much as we enjoy creating it for you. And we hope you’ll tell us if you’d rather we cover more of some things and less of others. We know we won’t satisfy everyone, but we’d like to have a jolly good try.
This month we’ve popped a survey on page 31 to make it easy for you to share your thoughts. No need for a stamp, although we’ll have to trouble you for an envelope. What we find particularly exciting about Blue & Green Tomorrow is the absolute fire-hose of information and innovation that comes our way.
We filter thousands of news stories each month, quite apart from all the emails that come in announcing this and that. It gives us a broad sense of what’s going on and, it has to be said, an overall feeling of optimism about the chances of creating a better world for all the generations to come.
Not only that, but we meet people all the time, from business, from charities, from research organisations and from financial services. They all share their points of view. And, yes, we do listen to the deniers, the warmists and all manner of other ‘ists’ to keep ourselves as honest as we can be.
We don’t like all we see but we do have an unashamed fondness for sharing the best stuff with you. This month, apart from the obvious political theme in the light of the upcoming referendum and elections, you’ll find unpressurised nuclear reactors that use inert fuel, hydrogen capsules that behave like fluid at room temperatures, clever wave energy capture devices, new forms of investment and philanthropy, trips to Ethiopia…
We run stories on all of these topics, and more, so that you can share in our enthusiasm for what we hope will be a bluer and greener tomorrow.
Introducing our 7th Guide to Sustainable Investment
Tomorrow Blue & Green celebrates its 6th birthday – remember, remember the 5th of November – and to mark the occasion we are delighted to launch our latest and seventh Guide to Sustainable Investment.
The Guide has contributions from UKSIF’s Simon Howard, 3D Investing’s John Fleetwood and Pennine Wealth Solutions George Critchley alongside wise insights from our friends at ATI, Columbia Threadneedle, Foresight, Impax, Triodos and WHEB.
Click here to download the guide to find out the best sustainable funds available in the UK.
Guide to Sustainable Energy 2016
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
We found the quote at the end of a great article on the New York Times Magazine website in its Current Thinking column, that was current thinking from 2007! It’s still worth a read.
You hold in your hand (on your smartphone, tablet or desktop) the fourth edition of our Guide and the current thinking remains we’d put our money on solar energy, but also wind, tidal, wave and geothermal. And nuclear?
Recently the UK government decided it would put our money on nuclear with the Hinkley Point C after months of dithering, perfectly illustrating everything that is wrong with government strategic thinking and energy policy. The wrong technology, with the wrong partners at the wrong price.
Which is why we’re delighted to have contributions from Tidal Lagoon Power, Abundance Energy, Bristol Energy Cooperative and the excellent investment organisations (Alliance Trust, Foresight, Impax, Triodos and WHEB) that are putting money into distributed clean energy and storage – the right technology, with the right partners at the right price.
And we also have an article about nuclear fusion – a technology which divides the environmentally minded. We don’t have a strong opinion on nuclear fusion and wanted to just present the technology. We believe you are more than capable of forming your own judgment.
We hope you enjoy the guide.
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