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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]

Atlantic Oil is a Bad Investment

February 5, 2015 by Sieren Ernst
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The Obama Administration released its 5-year offshore drilling plan, which included a proposal to open up drilling along the South and Mid-Atlantic Coast. The American Petroleum Institute says drilling could bring in $195 billion. Environmental groups have decried the announcement.[read more]

The Future of Electricity: High Level of Investment Needed Across the Board

February 2, 2015 by Roman Kilisek
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Electricity and Investment Need

 

The electricity sector and its incumbent electricity companies are undergoing an unprecedented, challenging but nevertheless critical transformation – a transition towards a more climate-resilient, less carbon-intensive power system which ends up “closer to the customer."[read more]

Single-Family Solar Energy Beats S&P 500 in 46 out of 50 American Cities

January 18, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard
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Solar Energy Return on Investment

A just-released report finds that for owners of single-family homes, solar power's likely a better investment than plunking hard-earned cash into the Standards & Poor's 500 stock index; that index has returned about 6.6 percent per year over the last 25 years.[read more]

Jason Wangler Throws a Lifeline to Oil and Gas Investors

January 17, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Jason Wangler has over five years of equity research experience in the E&P and oilfield services sectors. Wangler also worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Dahlman Rose & Co. before moving to Wunderlich Securities. He previously worked at Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc. as a petroleum analyst.[read more]

Revolutionary Oil Prospector Richard Masterson Shares Fracking Investment Opportunities Governor Cuomo Can't Touch

January 11, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Richard Masterson is a geologist in private practice with more than 40 years of experience, and has provided consulting services concerning the purchase of leases and minerals in the Permian Basin, as well as presented geological findings, drilling and completion results, and updates for investors.[read more]

Cleantech Venture Capital: Why Are These Investors Smiling?

January 8, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

Cleantech Venture Capital Investment

I'm going to suggest that cleantech venture capital, measured by societal impact, has been a success in 2014 and over the last few years. For the moment, I'm not going to allow conventional wisdom to intrude, and I'm going to ignore the smoking craters where most cleantech VC funds and startups once stood.[read more]

Turbulent Times Call for Insulated Investments: Interview with Steven Salz

December 27, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Investment and Volatility

Steven Salz is an event-driven and special situations analyst at M Partners. Before joining M Partners he worked in a generalist equity research role at a major Canadian bank, in its internal retail asset management group. Prior to that Salz worked as a private Canadian defense contractor.[read more]

US Power Sector Needs $2.1 Trillion in Investment by 2035, Says EIA

December 22, 2014 by Jeff St. John

The US must spend $2.1 trillion for 30 years to modernize the grid and prepare for more renewable energy, according to the IEA. While the country’s “energy policy landscape has changed” since 2008, it still faces some serious barriers to reaching its carbon reduction and energy independence goals.[read more]