Stranded Assets - Beyond Hydrocarbons

Any rudimentary search on stranded assets will result in a mass of opinions and data relating to the future value of existing, proven deposits of as yet unused hydrocarbons. The concerns surrounding the devaluation of these assets and the potentially negative effect on corporate balance sheets, costs of capital and reductions in shareholder value are not without merit. However, it would be a mistake not to look beyond “in ground proven reserves” to identify additional assets that will become stranded, and hence have a potentially catastrophic effect on local, regional, national or global economies. The Carbon Tracker Initiative describes stranded assets as follows: “Stranded assets are fuel


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