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Canaccord Genuity Releases Sustainability and Special Situations Watch List
Source: The Energy Report  (3/16/17)
Canaccord Genuity has released the second edition of its Sustainability and Special Situations Watch List, featuring five companies in the sustainability sector. More >


Brett Wong

Piper Jaffray's Brett Wong: How to Profit from Government Mandates in Biofuels
Source: JT Long of The Energy Report  (10/6/15)
New proposed EPA requirements for the renewable fuel standard program, combined with challenging sugarcane harvests in South America, could increase demand for biodiesel, creating opportunity in a struggling energy sector. In this interview with The Energy Report, Piper Jaffray Analyst Brett Wong names a growing company that could profit from government mandates. More >


Bob Moriarty

Low Oil Prices Are an Act of Economic Warfare: Veteran Investor Bob Moriarty
Source: Karen Roche, The Energy Report  (2/12/15)
This is a wonderful time to have cash and be in the oil business, according to Bob Moriarty of 321energy.com. That's because savvy juniors can go shopping for assets being sold as "uneconomic" when oil is $40–50/barrel. But the low price won't last, he tells The Energy Report, predicting much higher oil within the year. And while that increase will cause oil stocks to rise in tandem, Moriarty reminds investors that it still pays to be selective. More >


JinMing Liu

The Tao of Investing in the Renewable Energy Market: Practice Patience, Not Panic, Says JinMing Liu
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (10/29/14)
With the market bucking like a rodeo bull, investors should hang on and sit tight, JinMing Liu advises, especially with the high-beta cleantech and renewable energy industries he covers. In this interview with The Energy Report, the senior vice president and director of research at Ardour Capital Investments explains how the recent market correction affects both the cleantech and waste-management companies in his portfolio. His advice throughout: Be patient. 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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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 >


Pavel Molchanov

Raymond James' Pavel Molchanov Sees Stars in the Expanding Cleantech Universe
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (4/3/14)
Cleantech, an outperformer in the energy space since 2012, experienced a major expansion phase in 2013 that is still unfolding. In this interview with The Energy Report, Raymond James Energy Analyst Pavel Molchanov points to companies with innovative technologies, strong balance sheets and financial flexibility as examples of low risk with high-flying rewards. Find out about his strongest Buy recommendation, as well as a special situation in big oil. More >


Fracking, Uranium and Solar, Oh My!: Growth and Innovation in 2013
Source: The Energy Report  (12/26/13)
A more profitable outcome often requires a new way of doing things. The Energy Report profiled some of the most innovative stories in the energy space in 2013. Our experts talked about everything from developments in hydraulic fracturing techniques to new ways of finding and processing natural resources. As we look forward to exciting new opportunities in 2014, let's revisit some stories our experts shared last year. More >


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Predictions for Cleantech in 2014
Source: Dallas Kachan, The Energy Collective  (12/11/13)
"We're more optimistic about the year ahead in cleantech than in our last two years of predictions." More >


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Why Uranium and Coal Rank High for Energy Return on Energy Invested: Thomas Drolet
Source: Tom Armistead of The Mining Report  (12/3/13)
Not all energy options are equally good, says Thomas Drolet, principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. Using an "Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)" calculation to decide which energy sources yield the most for the least energy investment, Drolet sees hydroelectricity, natural gas, uranium and coal at the top of the list. Drolet adds that the need for reliable power will keep baseload power fueled by uranium and coal at the center of the world's electricity systems for many years, but he tips The Mining Report to some technologies looking for investment that can help make coal a more environment-friendly fuel. More >


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Carbon Is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution?
Source: Christine Hertzog, The Energy Collective  (10/31/13)
"The search is on to find a better material than silicon—one that is much more energy-efficient and less likely to produce waste heat." 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 >


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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 >


Energy storage

Energy Storage Is Ready to Earn a Scalable Role in Utility and Commercial Portfolios
Source: Jim Pierobon, The Energy Collective  (10/1/13)
"After a series of financial setbacks and exhaustive regulatory deliberations, energy storage fed by renewables is set to earn a scalable role due largely to a new mandate in California and market rules and incentives in the PJM Interconnection." More >


Pavel Molchanov

Pavel Molchanov: How to Make Money with Clean Tech Energy (It Can Be Done!)
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (9/24/13)
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Let's get one thing straight: Clean tech is much more than solar panels. So if you're squeamish from the Solyndra bankruptcy, it's time to do some more homework. Raymond James Energy Analyst Pavel Molchanov is following clean tech companies around the world that help utilities avoid rolling blackouts, connect solar systems to the grid and produce biofuels that don't compete with food crops. Discover these fascinating stories in this interview with The Energy Report and find out which names Molchanov is recommending for short- and long-term profits—as well as stocks to steer clear of. More >


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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: The Chicken/Egg Dilemma
Source: Genevieve Alberts, The Energy Collective  (8/26/13)
"There is a solution on the horizon: smart grids, and their younger sibling, the smart meter, the saviors of managing demand. A smart system would allow the mediation of electric vehicle electricity demand by making a 'smart' decision about how to 'smooth out' the demand to mitigate the surge." More >


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Will Wireless Power Revolutionize Mobile Tech?
Source: Louis Basenese, Daily Reckoning  (7/16/13)
"Battery improvement has seriously lagged other technologies over the past 20 years or so." More >


Chris Mayer

Chris Mayer's Four-Point Formula for Returns
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  (7/11/13)
It's time to tear your eyes away from those stock price charts. Chris Mayer, Agora Financial managing editor and author of "World Right Side Up" and "Invest Like a Dealmaker," walks us through his four-point company evaluation strategy, "CODE," identifying crucial, less publicized metrics that give real insight into a company's value. In this interview with The Energy Report, learn how to pick your stocks like a seasoned financial analyst. As Mayer explains, with global finance shifting back to emerging economies, it's an exciting time to be an investor. 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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Transformative Energy Technologies: Michael and Chris Berry
Source: George S. Mack of The Energy Report  (6/13/13)
The synergy of temperament and intellect has fostered much success for the father-son team of Michael Berry, editor of Morning Notes, and Chris Berry, founder of House Mountain Partners LLC. In this Father's Day interview with The Energy Report, the Berrys reveal what they've learned from each other's investment strategies over the years, and mull energy metals and emerging green technologies that could be "compelling investment opportunities." They also reveal that, for all the familial camaraderie, there are energy issues about which they strongly disagree. More >


James McIlree

James McIlree: Three Companies Could Transform Power Production
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report  (5/2/13)
Energy tech companies have a business model that's closer to Apple Inc. than Apache Corp. In other words, it's all about the new product. The products Dominick & Dominick Analyst James McIlree is excited about offer major benefits like improved geological mapping for oil and gas explorers, or electric grid safety for energy utilities. In an interview with The Energy Report, McIlree talks about his favorite companies in the energy tech space and how understanding product cycles can help investors time their buys. More >


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Back the Dollar with Energy, Not Gold
Source: Bill James, OilPrice.com  (4/24/13)
"Backing money with energy, not gold or debt, will cause people to gather energy." 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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Washington State Residents: Plug In, But Pay Up
Source: Frank Holmes, Frank Talk  (1/16/13)
"It's getting a little more difficult to be green in the Evergreen State these days." More >


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