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The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management, 8th Edition by Jonathan Reuvid

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5.2

Going green: renewable energy and carbon credits

JONATHAN REUVID, HETHE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Introduction

The present focus on renewable energies has evolved since the 1980s out of the global warming debate and an uncontested recognition of the pressing need to husband scarce natural resources in order to address growing shortfalls in agricultural production which are already the cause of food poverty and famine in much of Africa and other deprived areas of the world.

Science has identified the burning of fossil fuels, themselves an increasingly scarce resource, as a primary source of industrial greenhouse gas emissions to which the concentration of infrared energy with its adverse effects on the climate has been attributed. There is, of ...

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