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Financial Analyses of Stranded Assets & the Carbon Bubble

Studies are showing that fossil fuel companies are overvalued because they are dependent on stranded assets -- fossil fuel reserves that will become unburnable. In other words we have a "carbon bubble" that will burst, leaving to a substantial loss of investment value


Beyond Fossil Fuels – The Investment Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment.  Impax Asset Management.

Bloomberg Carbon Risk Valuation Tool. November 2013.
With stranded assets becoming an increasing concern among investors, Bloomberg has developed a tool that helps illustrate the potential impact of stranding on a company’s earnings and share price.

Canada's Carbon Liabilities: The Implications of Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets for Financial Markets and Pension Funds. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. May 2013.

Carbon Avoidance? Accounting for the Emissions Hidden in Reserves. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

The Carbon Bubble. The Actuary. September 2013.

Climate Risk: From Obscure to Mainstream. Ceres 2014.

Coal and Carbon: Stranded Assets: Assessing the Risk. HSBC 2012.

Cool Response: The SEC and Corporate Climate Change Reporting-SEC Climate Guidance & S&P 500 Reporting: 2010-2013. Ceres. Feb 2014.

The Financial Case for Divestment of Fossil Fuel Companies by Endowment Fiduciaries. Bevis Longstreth, former SEC Commissioner. 2 November 2013.

Fund managers who ignore climate risk breaching ‘fiduciary duty.’ RTCC. 16 January 2014.

Fund managers worth $14 trillion say climate change influences investments. RTCC. 5 August 2013.

Global Oil Demand Growth – The End Is Nigh. Citi Group, 2013.

Oil and Carbon Revisited: Value at Risk from 'Unburnable' Reserves. HSBC 2013.

Systems Not Silos: Investor Perspectives on the Energy System. Meteos.October 2013.

Unburnable Carbon: Are the World's Financial Markets Carrying a Carbon Bubble? London School of Economics and the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted Capital and Stranded Assets. Grantham Research Institute and the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

What a Carbon-Constrained Future Could Mean for Oil Companies' Creditworthiness. Standard & Poor's and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. 2013.

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