IRA Bill: Initial comments

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed in law by President Biden on 16 August 2022 after House Democrats approved the biggest-ever federal investment against climate change with a 220 to 207 vote. The package targets USD 369bn of spending on energy and climate change. To illustrate the monumental size, some are pointing out the spending will be four times more than Obama’s Recovery Act of 2009 for climate initiatives. The impact will be far-reaching – even pushing some technologies, in our view, past tipping points. The legislation aims to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

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QUAERO CAPITAL strengthens its investment team dedicated to clean energy and carbon neutrality with the appointment of Oliver Ken

QUAERO CAPITAL has hired Olivier Ken as Portfolio Manager. Based in Paris, he will join Martina Turner, manager of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy fund, to manage a new strategy dedicated to the transition to a carbon neutral economy. Prior to joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Olivier Ken was Fund Manager at Ecofi Investissements.

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The cost of freedom is always high… but renewables are cheap

The development of the Clean Energy sector has historically been significantly impacted by previous energy crises. The war in Ukraine and its major impact on energy markets will be no exception. Sadly, it took a tragedy at our doors for us to come to realize that renewables and energy efficiency are not only about climate change, but also about our independence, freedom, and future prosperity.

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