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Why Liberals Shouldn't Be Afraid of Big Money

Climate Change Politics

Liberals everywhere: It is time for a different kind of climate legislation. For the US energy economy to power itself, it must develop new relationships with Wall Street. There are good reasons why anyone interested in avoiding climate disaster needs to be open to this idea.[read more]

Wall Street Suddenly Loves Solar, Just In Time For New Solar Cell Efficiency Breakthrough

January 7, 2014 by Tina Casey
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Wall Street and Solar

Over the weekend, the New York Times noted that the solar power “craze” is partly responsible for Wall Street’s recent good times. The Times used the example of solar giant SolarCity, but this could just be starters for the US solar industry.[read more]

Solar Industry Momentum at Risk

June 26, 2011 by Arno Harris
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I spoke this week on a panel at REFF Wall Street about the U.S. utility solar market. REFF is one of my favorite conferences in the renewable industry. It’s well attended and presents a mid-year opportunity to catch up on the year’s progress and compare notes on the challenges ahead. This year my message was mixed. On the one hand,...[read more]

Cooperative Effort is Required to Build Large New Nuclear Power Plants and Allow Those Projects to Create Jobs

September 5, 2010 by Rod Adams
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One of the bludgeons that the organized opposition uses to discourage new nuclear power plant construction is the charge that the if the effort was really worth it, "Wall Street" would be financing the plants. That charge presupposes the notion that only the bankers on Wall Street have the smarts to run numbers and make prudent...[read more]

If Nuclear Is As Superior As Its Supporters Claim, Why Won't "Wall Street" Provide All The Necessary Capital?

April 3, 2010 by Rod Adams
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A couple of my favorite colleagues - Ted Rockwell and Jerry Cuttler - have published an updated version of the Nuclear Energy Facts Report. That report is a concise resource that should be kept close at hand for anyone who wants to break through the complexity of nuclear energy and all associated issues that are the topics of frequent...[read more]

Moody’s – Nukes are bad for balance sheets

August 13, 2009 by a b

Wall Street rating service takes a slap shot at utilities that want to build new reactors Some parts of this blog post were also published in Fuel Cycle Week V8:N339 August 12, 2009, by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC Publically traded firms love rating services when they get high marks from them, and hate the same...[read more]

Regulated utilities, Wall Street, and smart grid investment

April 17, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

This earth2tech post comments on a presentation from Rich Sedano at the Ceres conference this week in San Francisco. Rich has been working on electricity regulatory issues, demand response, and institutional design for a long time, and his insights as reported here are very important and frequently overlooked: The way Sedano sees it, the...[read more]

"Wall Street Does Not Like Nuclear Power" - That's Great, Because I Do Not Like Wall Street!

March 23, 2009 by Rod Adams

One of the memes continually repeated by the forces of opposition to nuclear power is that "Wall Street does not like nuclear power." The most recent time I have run across that quote was in an article titled Out of the Shadows: Can Japan's Nuclear Power Renaissance Reduce Global Emissions? on a blog named Japan Focus. Here is the...[read more]

Wall Street’s freak out

September 19, 2008 by Lou Grinzo

Because the overall state of the financial markets is just as pervasive (and sometimes perverse) a factor influencing virtually everything in modern life, kind of like energy, in fact, I think it’s worth front-paging a little discussion of it even on this site. For those who haven’t noticed, the US federal government is in the process of...[read more]

Coal hits a wall named Wall Street

February 4, 2008 by Joseph Romm

The WSJ (subs. req’d) reports: Three of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks are set to announce today that they are imposing new environmental standards that will make it harder for companies to get financing to build coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Citigroup Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley say they have...[read more]