Where Power Generators Are Investing Capital intro

Mathew Lee

Sept 7, 2022


The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities and U.S. Inflation Reduction Act may give power generators in the EU and U.S. incentives to invest in low-carbon power. Installed capacity by generation source can help investors assess a power generator’s current portfolio. Capital expenditures can serve as a proxy for any plans to develop low-carbon power-generation capacity. This interactive chart shows both the proportion and absolute value of installed capacity, as well as the capital expenditure related to renewables, for 26 power-generating constituents of the MSCI ACWI Index.1

How to interact with this graph: Click on any point in the upper portion of the scatter plot to highlight a company and show a breakdown of capital expenditure and generation source in the bar charts below.



The author thanks Matt McDavitt for his contribution to this post.


1Data for MSCI ACWI Index constituents, as of Aug. 5, 2022. Definitions of capital expenditures and fuel-type classifications for installed capacity are based on MSCI’s ESG Climate Change Metrics. Capital-expenditure currency-exchange rates were obtained from Refinitiv on Aug. 10, 2022.

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