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Chevron's John Watson Should Follow Pronuclear Words with Nuclear Energy Investments

June 17, 2015 by Rod Adams

During an OPEC meeting in Vienna held in early June of 2015, John Watson, the CEO of Chevron, the second largest oil and gas company in the United States, made a comment that certainly deserves more attention and follow up from journalists.[read more]

The World's Leading Global Private Banks and Coal-Related Investments: 'Pecunia non Olet!'

June 11, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Energy and the Value of Profits

While the current U.S. administration is a staunch supporter of such measures in the name of climate protection, Japan and its companies continue to enjoy billions of dollars in annual revenues from superior coal technology exported to developing countries.[read more]

Where are the Unicorns?

May 21, 2015 by Robert Rapier
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Changing Energy and Risk

While companies are rushing to take credit for commercial production of cellulosic ethanol, a look at the numbers released by the EPA recently tells a different story. They warn of very high capital costs per actual gallon of production — a recipe for commercial failure.[read more]

Demand Response Markets in Europe Begin to Blossom

May 12, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Demand Response in Europe

The opportunities for demand response in Europe are growing - and REstore is raising money to grow with them. On Thursday, the Antwerp, Belgium-based startup announced a €7 million ($7.5 million) Series C capital round, to expand operations from its home country and the U.K. to France and Germany.[read more]

Top 20 Risk Factors Cited by the 100 Largest U.S. Upstream Oil and Gas Players

May 11, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Oil and Gas Risk Factors

What are US oil and gas producers most concerned about in the current oil price environment and over the longer term? Financial advisory and consulting firm BDO took a stab at answering that question in their annual 'BDO Oil and Gas RiskFactor Report.'[read more]

The Three Principles that Guide Randall Abramson's Oil and Gas Investment Strategy

May 1, 2015 by Jim Patrick
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Randall Abramson, CFA, is CEO and portfolio manager of Trapeze Asset Management Inc., a firm he cofounded in 1999 shortly after founding its affiliate broker dealer, Trapeze Capital Corp. Abramson was named one of Canada's 'Stock Market Superstars' in Bob Thompson's Stock Market Superstars.[read more]

Teck Resources: Rough Road For Oil Sands Investments

April 22, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence
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Teck Resources, a Canadian company that built its business on mining of minerals and metallurgical coal, has ventured more recently into two major oil sands projects in Alberta, including the Fort Hills Mine and the proposed Frontier Mine. Teck has reported significant financial losses over the past three years[read more]

Chen Lin Sees Buying Opportunity of a Lifetime in Energy Stocks

April 10, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Chen Lin writes the popular stock newsletter 'What Is Chen Buying? What Is Chen Selling?,' published and distributed by Taylor Hard Money Advisors, Inc. He employs a value-oriented approach and often demonstrates excellent market timing due to his exceptional technical analysis.[read more]

How to Make Money in the Chaos of Oil and Gas: Interview with Stephane Foucaud

March 20, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Stephane Foucaud is managing director, institutional research, of FirstEnergy Capital LLP. Before joining FirstEnergy, he was head of oil and gas research at Fox Davies Capital and senior oil and gas analyst at Société Générale in London, covering Royal Dutch Shell, BP, BG Group, Statoil and Cairn Energy.[read more]

SunEdison Buys Solar Grid Storage for Battery-Backed PV and Wind Energy

March 14, 2015 by Jeff St. John

SunEdison Investment

Solar giant SunEdison announced it was acquiring the project development team, four existing projects, and roughly 100 megawatts of project pipeline of Solar Grid Storage. The Philadelphia-based startup specializes in packaging lithium-ion batteries and inverters with commercial solar PV projects.[read more]

Contrarian Steve Palmer's Balancing Act Stretches from Western Canada to the East China Sea

March 12, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Steve Palmer is a founding partner, president and chief investment officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management and currently manages the award winning AlphaNorth Partners Fund. Prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Palmer was employed as vice president at one of the world's largest financial institutions.[read more]

SolarCity Slashes Installation Costs; Citigroup Pledges $100B for Projects

March 7, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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SolarCity and Citigroup Renewables News

Last week we saw announcements of significant cost savings for SolarCity, a major advanced energy investment from Citigroup, and a move into Mexico for Pattern Energy. So, costs are down, investment is up, and t’s a good time to be in advanced energy.[read more]

The Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

March 3, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence
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Shale Investment and Return

We have all heard of the “shale revolution”. It has been touted as the energy panacea of our time. Given the extreme hype, one would expect that such enthusiasm would translate into above average share performance for shale operators. This has not been the case.[read more]

Leveraging Leadership, Foresight, and Natural Gas Liquids: Interview with Blackbird's Garth Braun

February 13, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Garth Braun has more than 30 years of diversified business experience in oil and gas, finance and real estate. He was previously chairman and CEO of an international oil and gas company, and a principal of a private real estate development company that completed over $1B in development.[read more]

Michael Waring Has Seen the Energy Downturn Movie Before, and He's Not Worried

February 8, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Before forming Galileo Global Equity Advisors Inc. in 2000, Michael Waring served from 1985 to 1999 as a vice president, director and portfolio manager at KBSH Capital Management Inc., a private investment management firm with over $10B under management.[read more]