By Kathryn Morrison Perhaps investors who want to be sure that all available profits from a corporation are passed on to shareholders should select Apple over Walmart, because the latter seems bent on using profits to undertake do-gooder projects. Apple seems to have no concerns about either improving the environment or returning jobs to America, with the exception of the token effort …
By Claire Daley Sweden is winning the global game of saving the earth—one piece of trash at a time. According to Public Radio International, Sweden converts waste into energy so efficiently the country actually needs to import waste from other European countries. The very successful waste-to-energy program works by burning household waste and garbage into usable heat and electrical energy. As a …
For those with an eye for energy, mutual funds are a less risky way to become involved in the industry. Many investment firms have created funds that either focus on energy stocks completely, or at least have a significant portion of the fund allocated to them. With the ever-increasing funding that supports renewable technologies and the resulting rising stock prices, the green sector is becoming a promising one for investors. Through their proprietary research and screening, Zacks Investment Research compiled the top five energy mutual funds, which are expected to outperform their peers in the future.
To see which funds made the list, check out the story here.
By Kathryn Morrison
Since the Santa Rita well gushed into history in the 1920s, Texans have enjoyed the wealth created by the black liquid despite the pollution to water and the explosive dangers. Oil supports great universities, public schools, and makes small landowners and giant ranchers rich as Croesus. Not surprising, Texans are drilling and fracking every mile of reserves they can find, while more environmentally conscious Californians choose a different path.
The Wall Street Journal has the story here, A Tale of Two Oil States.
In March, the EPA released a proposal aimed at reducing sulfur content from gasoline by more than 60 percent starting in 2017. The goal is to significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality, hopefully reducing respiratory related deaths and illnesses. While sulfur itself isn’t horribly polluting, it interferes with a car’s emissions control system, thereby allowing more toxins to escape and be released into the air. Lawmakers and the oil industry are disagreeing about whether this change will drastically increase gas prices, a side effect that many Americans can’t afford.
Check out the video on the Washington Post here.