Can you cash in on climate change? Barely a day passes it seems without a new green fund launch, or another ETF bundling together a collection of stocks in companies that have green credentials.
Wind, solar and biofuel have all enjoyed mini-booms and busts in the last few years as the prevailing "wisdom" has become convinced they are:
a) The silver bullet in the climate debate
c) Just a rotten idea whose time has yet to come.
There are other derivatives of the same arguments, but you get the picture.
The focus on making money as an investor in the green debate remains a niche theme, albeit one that has grown tremendously as more green centered companies have emerged and some mainstream businesses have sought to capitalize on the subject. At a minimum, nearly all blue-chip companies now have a position on the climate change story, regardless of whether they are a large emitter or not.