Jupiter is confident the green investment argument will be further bolstered by initiatives such as last week's European Commission Renewable Energy Directive.
The Commission outlined a plan for the EU to generate 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020, with the UK given a 15% target as it currently generates just 2% from renewable resources.
Jupiter’s Ecology fund manager Charlie Thomas says regulation is now starting to catch up with consumer and corporate concerns on environmental and ethical issues.
"While general market sentiment has created some volatility for the sector, the long-term fundamentals behind green investment remain well supported by emerging environmental trends,” Thomas says
"The European Commission's announcement on renewable energy targets last week is yet another example of the way in which the forces for change are now being driven by an active and ambitious national and international government agenda.
“We would expect these proposals to provide a strong backdrop for growth in renewable electricity generation and for companies involved in the development and supply of renewable energies."
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