And although annual growth rates clock in at just 0.9%, we would be terrible investors if we forgot the marvels of compounded average annual growth rates: by 2040, overall electricity use will still have increased 28%. If you pick utilities that pull profits no matter how many lights get switched off, you’ll have made your portfolio more sustainable by every standard.
The article The Scariest Graph for Utility Investors Everywhere originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Justin Loiseau.
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