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Renewable returns tripled vs. fossil fuels in last decade

Investment returns from renewable energy equities have outperformed fossil fuel stocks more than three times over and in all regions during the last decade, with researchers also noting less volatility in green generation assets compared to conventional power.

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Investing in renewable power stocks beat a fossil fuel-focused strategy by more than threefold in the last decade.

Superior returns from green power could help push investors to provide the capital necessary to scale up low-carbon power sources in the coming years, according to the analysis by the International Energy Agency and Imperial College Business School of hundreds of publicly-listed companies globally.

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