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Three ETFs To Play Nuclear Energy

As the world’s energy needs amplify, volatility in oil and gas continue to prevail and rising concerns over global warming loom on the political forefront, there are numerous reasons to keep an eye on nuclear energy.

According to the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), global demand for electricity is expected to rise by 2.5 times over the next 40 years and is suggests that nuclear energy should be the answer to this uptick in demand.  In fact, the NEA has forecasted the number of nuclear reactors worldwide to grow 600 and 1,400 by 2050, translating into a necessary investment of between $680 billion and $3.9 trillion.  One major driver behind this belief is that at current utilization rates, nuclear energy generates nearly 15% of all global electricity.  In some countries, nuclear energy plays a much more significant role in providing electricity-in France, the country with the second largest number of nuclear plants, 80% of all electricity is generated via nuclear reactors. Read More…

Four ETFs To Play China’s Energy Stance

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), China has taken the top spot as the world’s largest energy consumer and as a result is pledging to develop cleaner energy.

Last year, China consumed 2.252 billion tons of energy equivalents, almost 4% more than the United States, driven by growth in its industrial and infrastructure sectors.  As for the future, the nation is likely to continue to see growth and is expected to witness a further increase in its appetite for energy.  To help balance the correlation of growth and carbon dioxide emission, China has agreed to reduce its emissions based on GDP output through the use of alternative energy sources.  Read More…

4 Reasons To Watch Nuclear Energy

As the world’s energy needs amplify, volatility in oil and gas continue to prevail and rising concerns over global warming loom on the political forefront, there are numerous reasons to keep an eye on nuclear energy.

According to the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), global demand for electricity is expected to rise by 2.5 times over the next 40 years and is suggests that nuclear energy should be the answer to this uptick in demand.  In fact, the NEA has forecasted the number of nuclear reactors worldwide to grow 600 and 1,400 by 2050, translating into a necessary investment of between $680 billion and $3.9 trillion.  One major driver behind this belief is that at current utilization rates, nuclear energy generates nearly 15% of all global electricity.  In some countries, nuclear energy plays a much more significant role in providing electricity-in France, the country with the second largest number of nuclear plants, 80% of all electricity is generated via nuclear reactors. Read More…

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