Streetwise Alternative - Wind Interviews


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 >


Edward Guinness

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 >


Edward Guinness Ian  Mortimer

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 >


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 >


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 >


John McIlveen

John Mcllveen: Renewable Energy Shares Could Bounce Off 52-week Lows
Source: George Mack of The Energy Report  (8/9/11)
Renewable energy stocks have not been the darlings of Wall Street, but that's just the angle Senior Vice President for Research John McIlveen of Jacob Securities is playing for his institutional investor clientele. He sees renewables as the classic unloved value sector that could pay off big for investors over the next decade. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, John shares his best ideas, including some that could offer surprise upside given the right set of deals, power purchasing agreements and joint ventures. More >


Rick Rule

Rick Rule: Silver Linings
Source: The Energy Report  (3/24/11)
If the clouds of crisis enveloping Japan, the Middle East and North Africa hold any silver linings, they may be in the form of opportunity for resource investors, particularly in the uranium, oil, natural gas and alternative energy sectors—at least that's how Rick Rule sees it. The widely known and well-respected founder of Global Resource Investments returned to cyberspace this week for a webcast wherein he explored some of the investment implications of these recent crises. In this Energy Report exclusive, Rick shares his insights and investment ideas. More >


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John McIlveen: Alt Energy Is Still at Value Levels
Source: George Mack of The Energy Report  (2/22/11)
Jacob Securities Research Director John McIlveen was one of the first analysts in North America to specialize in renewable energy stocks. He believes these industries—particularly geothermal, solar and wind—may present unusual publicly traded opportunities for investors seeking diversification and significant capital appreciation. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, John shares several ideas to round out growth-oriented portfolios. More >


Edward Guinness: A Portfolio Approach to Alternative Energy
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (1/11/11)
Edward Guinness, comanager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, says countries will use a portfolio mix of resources to meet their power needs. Investors in the alternative energy sector are advised to take the same approach to investing in the sector. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Edward tackles the skepticism about climate change, cost, volatility and liquidity and offers advice for skittish first-time investors in the sector. More >


Shawn Severson: Surprising Opportunities in Cleantech
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (9/30/10)
Cleantech goes far beyond solar power, according to Shawn Severson. As a managing director of cleantech research with ThinkEquity in San Francisco, he finds mainstream companies poised to cash in on common-sense technologies that save energy and money. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Shawn makes the case that cleantech is as much about saving money as it is about saving the environment. More >


Edward Guinness

Edward Guinness: Solar-Powered "10-Baggers"
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (9/23/10)
Edward Guinness, co-manager of the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund, says the best opportunities in the alternative energy space involve solar power. "We are unusually positive on the solar sector," Edward says, noting that power produced from solar sources will double in 2010. Edward divulges some solar-powered "9- or 10-baggers" in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report. More >


MacMurray Whale: Find Energy Catalysts, Find Growth
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (8/24/10)
Cormark Securities Analyst MacMurray Whale knows the micro and macro forces at play in a truly global sector and how those forces are affecting companies seeking growth in largely uncharted waters. It's altogether uncommon knowledge but, in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Whale provides a heady glimpse at some prospective alternative energy plays with tangible catalysts for growth. He likes some big-cap energy developers paying dividends and some much smaller solar plays with big upside. More >


Peter Cox

Peter Cox: Green Energy Finding Its Legs
Source: Brian Sylvester and Karen Roche of The Energy Report  (5/25/10)
"Green" energy is clearly here for the long haul. People everywhere are demanding new forms of clean energy, while governments decide how to deliver it and companies seek ways to satisfy the need. The Energy Report talked with GreenTech Opportunities Analyst Peter Cox about recent developments in the nascent sector and the investment opportunities they're creating. Cox offers his exclusive take on what's ahead and how to jump on what's coming down the pike. More >


Gordon Monk

Gordon Monk: The Global Movement Toward Green
Source: Tim McLaughlin and Karen Roche of The Energy Report  (4/22/10)
In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Gordon Monk of Performance Capital Advisors discusses the worldwide movement toward green energy. Gordon explains how cobalt and lithium are linked to solar and wind power and why he prefers primary cobalt producers over those that obtain cobalt as a byproduct of other operations. More >


Lawrence Roulston

Lawrence Roulston: An Answer Is Blowin' in the Wind
Source: Interviewed by Karen Roche, Publisher, The Energy Report  (2/18/10)
In this exclusive Energy Report interview, GreenTech Opportunities editor and publisher Lawrence Roulston talks about how a virtuous circle of alternative energy is in motion and gaining momentum. Reduced costs lead to further research and development, improvements in technology, industry expansion and greater economies of scale, which lead again to lower costs, more innovation, more industry growth and cheaper energy, and round and round it goes. More >


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