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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 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 >

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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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 >

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 >

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)
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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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 >

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 >

James McIlree

Energy Technologies with a Competitive Edge: James McIlree
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report   (10/4/12)
Anyone who's ever endured a 20-minute blackout knows how important non-stop energy is to a modern economy. Nonetheless, the U.S. energy grid is deteriorating, says Analyst James McIlree of Dominick & Dominick. The bright side is that companies are stepping up to make sure that hospitals, phone service providers and similarly energy-reliant businesses will never have to let their customers down. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, McIlree zeroes in on Acorn Energy Inc., a holding company with a portfolio of names that offer much-needed solutions from energy sourcing to delivery. 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 >

Chris Berry

Energy Metals Bonanza: Chris Berry
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (3/27/12)
It's a great time to be invested in energy metals, says Chris Berry, president and founder of House Mountain Partners. The current worldwide desire for a higher quality of life is a trend that will continue, argues Berry. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Berry highlights the amount of research and development underway in the tech and energy sectors and why it spells a bullish message for lithium, graphite and uranium. More >

Laird Cagan

From Fracking to Fuel Cells—Capitalizing on the Energy Revolution: Laird Cagan
Source: George S. Mack of The Energy Report  (3/6/12)
For investors seeking high potential returns and the thrill of participating in market innovation, the smallcap energy space is where it's at. Managing Director and Co-Founder Laird Cagan of merchant bank Cagan McAfee Capital Partners has built his career by backing companies that are both filling current demand and creating new markets. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Cagan shares his experiences and discusses several companies at the forefront of the energy revolution. 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 >

Top-Rated Energy Investing Advice Revisited
Source: The Editors, The Energy Report  (11/22/11)
'Tis the season to count our blessings. At The Energy Report, we are grateful for all the distinguished experts who share their sage advice on the oil, gas, MLP, uranium and alternative energy investing sector day in and day out. To thank you, our dedicated readers, we are sharing some of the most-read insights published here in the last year. We appreciate your support and look forward to navigating the ups and downs of the energy market together in the coming years. More >

Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa: Top Energy Stocks by Sector
Source: Special to The Energy Report  (11/3/11)
Marin Katusa, senior editor of Casey Energy Opportunities, spoke at the Casey Research/Sprott Inc. "When Money Dies" Summit and named the companies he sees as the best opportunities in the energy sector today. In this excerpt from his remarks, he gives background, warnings and targets that could help any investor trying to make money in energy. More >

Vikas Ranjan

Vikas Ranjan: Companies Meeting Emerging Market Demand
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Energy Report  (10/27/11)
Headlines scream gloom and doom, but Vikas Ranjan of Ubika Research sees brilliance on the horizon. As emerging markets develop, opportunities for profit abound: it's only a matter of identifying the most in-demand commodities. Meanwhile, cleantech companies are creating commercial solutions to keep the lights on and the water flowing. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Vikas discusses the new Ubika Mining 30 Index and some companies ready to feed the need. 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 Brent Cook

Rick Rule & Brent Cook: Clean Energy Smart Investments
Source: Karen Roche of The Energy Report  (6/14/11)
Are there viable options to nuclear power for clean energy? Is another uranium boom on the horizon? Or should we invest our resource dollars in thorium? If you've been pondering these questions, join The Energy Report in this exclusive interview with a pair of the resource sector's most highly regarded experts, Global Resource Investors Founder Rick Rule and Exploration Insights Author Brent Cook. The Energy Report caught up with them during Cambridge House's recent World Resource Investment Conference in Vancouver. More >

John Kaiser

John Kaiser: Alternative Energy Fuels a Mining Bloom
Source: Karen Roche and JT Long of The Energy Report   (5/12/11)
Advances in energy and agriculture are creating demand for previously ignored metals such as scandium, tellurium and indium. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Mining Analyst John Kaiser, editor of Kaiser Research Online, explains the science that could exponentially increase the value of overlooked stocks. More >

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