Talk to the average person in the street and you’ll find environmental sustainability is the last thing on their mind. Talk to progressive business people and you’ll find it’s very much on theirs.
But, when it boils down to it, we’re all interested in the same things. We want a future that is healthy, happy and secure for us and our descendants. Right now, that seems like a tall order. Yes, maybe it is a bit idealistic, but someone with a vision will always achieve more than someone without.
We all have choices. We can wallow and play the “ain’t it awful?” game, leaving all actions and decisions to other people. We can play the “ignorance is bliss” game and just concentrate on having a jolly good time. Or we can take a cool look at what’s going on and see plenty of reasons to be optimistic, and maybe even get stuck in.
We at Blue & Green Tomorrow like to think we’re part of the third group. We try to keep on top of what’s going on in the world and we love to share our discoveries with you. Sometimes we get a little po-faced and sometimes we’re light-hearted, but all the time we’re looking for people who are working to enhance our world; people who can inspire you and give you hope for the future.
All around the world, scientists and engineers are trying to turn the present threats into opportunities; none more so than those who have a “waste is food” mentality. Where we see rubbish, they see fuel, or frocks. Where we see desert, they see electricity. Where we see atmospheric pollution, they see gases to be exploited.
New goods and services will continue to appear from organisations that are tapping the talents of such people. These outputs will be so self-evidently good they will sweep the public along with them. We will learn, by induction rather than by exhortation, how our world can be made better.
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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