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John McIlveen

Investment in Renewables Generates Illuminating Dividends: John McIlveen
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (5/6/15)
Renewable energy's days as the industry's disruptive stepchild are nearly over, says John McIlveen, senior vice president of Jacob Securities. Costs have fallen in recent years, making wind and solar competitive in a growing number of markets. In this interview with The Energy Report, McIlveen explains that 20-year take-or-pay contracts are turning renewable energy developers into steady, dividend-paying power producers, and he names the companies making the most of their opportunities. More >


Energy Independence: Financial Fact or Political Fiction?
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  (7/3/14)
energyind82It has been more than a year since Citigroup Inc. published "Energy 2020: Independence Day," outlining the impacts of progress toward North American energy self-sufficiency. For this special 4th of July edition of The Energy Report, we reached out to experts in the energy investing space for an update on how recent political events and production trends in the field impact our ability to produce what we use. For Porter Stansberry, Marin Katusa, Chris Martenson, Bill Powers and Cactus Schroeder, the prospects for the future—and the associated investing opportunities—depend on the perspective. More >


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7 Bits of News that Will Reshape Your Investment Outlook
Source: Stephen Petranek, The Daily Reckoning  (5/7/14)
"If you've ever wondered why developing a drug has to be so expensive, imagine what is going on in labs around the world, where scientists have been trying to figure out how to make a diet pill that turns off FTO, the so-called fat gene discovered seven years ago." More >


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Wind Energy Dominates US Power Under Construction
Source: Katherine Tweed, The Energy Collective  (4/29/14)
"For the first quarter of 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that renewable energy sources, primarily wind and solar, made up more than 90 percent of new installed power capacity, with natural gas making up the remainder." More >


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These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War
Source: Money Morning  (4/25/14)
"In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." More >


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How Edward Guinness' Alternative Energy Portfolio Climbed 67% in One Year
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (10/17/13)
Alternative energy is a long-term investment, but returns are already rolling in, says Edward Guinness, co-manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, which is up a whopping 67% year to date. Before you know it, rooftop solar could be as ubiquitous as mobile phones, and developments in wind energy are already creating a compelling value proposition for energy consumers—especially in Europe, where energy prices are high. Learn about the holdings driving growth for Guinness' fund in this interview with The Energy Report. More >


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Emerging Technologies Could Transform Nuclear Power and Wind Energy
Source: Marty Biancuzzo, Tech & Innovation Daily  (10/17/13)
"Molten salt reactors could eliminate the problem of nuclear waste, and arranging vertical-axis wind turbines like 'a school of fish' could make wind farms more efficient, with a smaller land footprint." More >


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Hot Alternative Energy Mutual Funds
Source: Zacks Investment Research  (10/14/13)
"The most promising among the new options is power derived from the sea. A number of ocean power technologies may soon become commercially viable options." More >


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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: What’s Next in the Energy Debate?
Source: James Stafford, OilPrice.com  (6/26/13)
"Could the accelerated development of renewable energy prove to be the only way to avoid an inevitable spiral of war and disaster?" More >


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Need for Energy Integration Will Create Opportunities
Source: Kent Moors, Oil & Energy Investor  (4/23/13)
"Advances like these are going to make the energy balance an interesting and profitable story to follow." More >


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Edward Guinness and Ian Mortimer: Timing a Roaring Return in Alternative Energy Stocks
Source: Zig Lambo of The Energy Report  (3/14/13)
What will it take for alternative energy to deliver the returns investors have dreamed of? Continued global economic recovery, unsubsidized demand and prices that give customers a green incentive without added costs. Some stocks—notably in Europe and Asia—are already benefiting from favorable conditions, but the stars have yet to align on a broader scale. Portfolio Managers Edward Guinness and Ian Mortimer of London-based Guinness Atkinson Funds tell The Energy Report why they're maintaining holdings in quality solar, wind and lithium stocks and when they expect a bounce. More >


US Energy Independence: The Next Big Thing for 2013?
Source: Rita Sapunor of The Energy Report  (12/27/12)
Energy investment is about more than just the commodities; it's about growth. That's why, for example, the emerging economies theme has been an important one for investors who know that every business and modern home in Brazil, Russia, China or on the African continent will need to keep the lights on somehow. But the next big thing for 2013 may be in our own backyards: the drive toward U.S. energy independence. How feasible is this goal, and how can investors profit from it? With this question in mind, The Energy Report looked back at some of the most memorable interviews of 2012 for expert advice on how to get positioned. More >


John McIlveen

How to Pick Renewable Energy Stocks in Changing Markets: John McIlveen
Source: Zig Lambo of The Energy Report  (11/29/12)
It's impossible to generalize when it comes to renewable energy investments. Therefore, investors must approach opportunities on a case-by-case—and state-by-state—basis. But Jacob Securities Senior Vice President of Research John McIlveen knows how to pick his plays in any market environment. In this interview with The Energy Report, John McIlveen names his best bets. As always, safety first. More >


Election Results Bode Well for Renewables
Source: Mavis Scanlon, Energy Prospects West  (11/14/12)
"The tricky part will be translating the ability to work together into real policy drivers for renewables." More >


Renewable Power Is Coming Back
Source: Brianna Panzica, Energy & Capital  (9/23/12)
"Prices are falling and there are clear industry front-runners. The question is: Which form of power will achieve grid parity first?" More >


These Innovations Could Revolutionize Offshore Wind
Source: Brianna Panzica, Energy & Capital  (8/21/12)
"Ideal offshore turbines would be made at a reduced cost and would have improved efficiency. And engineer Jim Platts of the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing has determined how this can be done." More >


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Romney and Coal or Obama and Wind?
Source: Reuters, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason  (8/15/12)
"Republican Mitt Romney vowed to step up coal production while President Barack Obama mocked him for opposing a windmill tax credit, in a rare debate over energy policy on the campaign trail." More >


Pension Funds Harness Wind Power to Drive Returns
Source: Reuters, John Acher  (8/14/12)
"Pension funds hunting for higher returns are buying direct equity stakes in wind power projects that are being shunned as too risky by banks and other investors." More >


U.S. Wind Power Hits 50GW
Source: Swagato Chakravorty, Energy & Capital  (8/13/12)
"Just this year alone, the nation has had 2,800 megawatts and 1,400 wind turbines installed countrywide, chiefly across Nevada, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Oklahoma and California." More >


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Alternative Energy Stock Outlook
Source: Zacks Investment Research  (7/2/12)
"Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and inversely related to the prices of petroleum products. But other macroeconomic uncertainties are weighing on the sector's fortunes." More >


Who's Funding the Green Energy Revolution?
Source: CNN, Eoghan Macguire  (6/12/12)
"While Europe attracts most of the investment, the renewable energy sectors of emerging economies such as India and China have been given the biggest boost." More >


Pavel Molchanov

How to Play the Cleantech Energy Boom: Pavel Molchanov
Source: Zig Lambo of The Energy Report  (3/29/12)
With ever-higher oil prices encouraging record investment interest, the cleantech energy sector looks poised for leaps and bounds. The most successful investors will be those who understand the challenges facing not only different industry segments, but individual companies within the same segment. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Raymond James Energy Analyst Pavel Molchanov explains the four principal areas that comprise the cleantech arena—wind, solar, smart grid technology and biofuels—focusing on case-by-case investability. He also shares some names that just might be the next big winners in this rapidly developing space. More >


How to Profit from the Energy Efficiency Boom
Source: Eric Dutram, Zacks Investment Research  (3/21/12)
"Companies in this segment could be key components in a time of high energy prices, helping to stretch supplies in all forms of energy." More >


John McIlveen

Renewable Energy Stocks that Deliver: John McIlveen
Source: George Mack of The Energy Report  (1/12/12)
Retail and institutional traders invested record amounts in renewable energy producers in 2011, but separating the wheat from the chaff can be challenging. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Jacob Securities' Senior Vice President for Research John McIlveen shares how to pick and choose. For steady dividends, high-yield Independent Power Producers deliver shareholder value, while renewable projects in the developing world offer incredible potential returns. Whatever the project, it's the internal rates of return that matter. More >


Europe's Struggles Are a Warning for Alternative Energy Investors
Source: Kent Moors, Money Morning  (12/16/11)
"Yes, a transition to non-fossil fuels would improve environmental prospects and may help markets like the U.S. become less reliant on imports. But such moves have large price tags." More >


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