Renewable energy yieldcos have gain traction in the past few years, and are certainly making it easier to develop projects. But many don’t realize that yieldcos also offer solid financial benefits for the average person whose only brush with investment might be a few bucks in a CD. It is clear that investors can earn at least 10 times more in dividends by buying shares in a renewable energy yieldco than the interest earned by putting money in a CD. Yieldcos require the same degree of simplicity — and a very steady income stream.
A new government analysis of President Barack Obama’s signature effort to fight climate change affirms what critics suspected: the proposal could further weaken an already battered coal industry.