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Conjuring Profits from Uranium's Resurgence: Interview with David Sadowski

March 29, 2014 by Jim Patrick

David Sadowski is a mining equity research analyst at Raymond James, and has been covering the uranium and junior precious metals spaces for the past seven years. Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a geologist in western Canada with multiple Vancouver-based junior exploration companies.[read more]

New Geopolitics Means Arctic Oil, Mega-Projects' BAU Could be Uphill

March 27, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Western oil leaders may worry that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in the Crimea will lead to a ban on international investment in the Russian Arctic, but if it does, that would be doing US companies a favor. The prospects that such investments will be profitable over 20 years looks questionable.[read more]

Powering Myanmar: Investors Watch Closely as Government Cautiously Cuts Subsidies

March 24, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Myanmar and Investment

The government in Myanmar is showing resolve: just months after backing down over price hikes to electricity, the issue is back on the table. On Wednesday, in a move many expected only after next year’s elections, Myanmar’s parliament approved a new block tariff scheme for households and industry.[read more]

Buy Small for Deep Profits: Interview with Mike Breard

March 15, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Mike Breard graduated from Rice University in 1963 and got an MBA from Stanford in 1965. He worked for several brokerage houses in Dallas, including Eppler, Guerin & Turner and Schneider, Bernet & Hickman, as an energy analyst and institutional salesman before joining Hodges Capital in 1997.[read more]

Can 'Impact Investors' Save the Day for Cleantech Entrepreneurs?

March 4, 2014 by Rob Day

I am writing this column while en route to a meeting of LPs on the subject of “impact investing.” Last week, I also attended a meeting of family office investors on the same subject. Impact investing is a growing trend and discussion topic. Can it make a difference for cleantech entrepreneurs and markets?[read more]

Uranium Supply Disruptions Spell Opportunity for Investors: Interview with David Talbot

February 22, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Dundee Capital Markets, V.P. and Senior Mining Analyst David Talbot worked for nine years as a geologist in the gold exploration industry in Northern Ontario. David joined Dundee's research department in May 2003, and in the summer of 2007 he took over the role of analyzing the fast-growing uranium sector.[read more]

Food, Water, and Fuel Are Necessary to Life and Investors: Interview with Bob Moriarty

February 14, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Bob and Barb Moriarty brought to the Internet over 10 years ago. They later added to cover oil, natural gas, gasoline, coal, solar, wind and nuclear energy. Both sites feature articles, editorial opinions, pricing figures and updates on current events affecting both sectors.[read more]

Coal India Abandons Share Offer Amongst Growing Investor Skepticism

February 13, 2014 by Justin Guay

India Energy and Investor Skepticism


Three years of waiting can turn into an eternity for a coal company. In October of 2010, Coal India, then the world's largest coal miner, was generally seen as one of the most valuable equity investments in the world of emerging economies.[read more]

Are You Playing the Right Energy Trend? Interview with Porter Stansberry

February 2, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Porter Stansberry founded Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, a private publishing company based in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1999. His monthly newsletter, Stansberry's Investment Advisory, deals with safe-value investments poised to give subscribers years of exceptional returns.[read more]

A Forecast of Our Energy Future; Why Common Solutions Don’t Work

January 31, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Futures and Solutions

In order to understand what solutions to our energy predicament will or won’t work, it is necessary to understand the true nature of our energy predicament. Most solutions fail because analysts assume that the nature of our energy problem is quite different from what it really is.[read more]

Five Ways to Play the End of the Natural Gas Renaissance: Interview with Bill Powers

January 18, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Bill Powers is an independent analyst, private investor and author of the book "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Powers is the former editor of the Powers Energy Investor, Canadian Energy Viewpoint and U.S. Energy Investor.[read more]

Charity Is the Best We Have to Offer In the Face of Our Energy Challenge?

December 31, 2013 by Jim Baird

Really? Charity?

As it turns out, there’s a provision in the tax code that says that investments in startups can be counted as charitable grants—even if those investments could in the long term bring in huge returns. The catch? The startups have to be ones that are too risky for ordinary investors.[read more]

Transmission Investment Gets Largest Boost Since 2000

December 26, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Transmission Investment

Investor-owned utilities and transmission companies invested a record $34.9 billion in transmission and distribution infrastructure in 2012, according to the Edison Electric Institute. The spending on transmission, $14.8 billion, was nearly a 24 percent increase over 2011 investments.[read more]

Small Oil and Gas Companies Are Rising Stars in Latin America: Interview with Xavier Grunauer

November 30, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Xavier Grunauer has more than 15 years of experience as an oil and gas analyst. His oil and gas coverage has focused on emerging markets and has included companies operating in Latin America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, China and Australia.[read more]

New Investment Index Set To Focus On Developing World

November 27, 2013 by Joshua Hill

In an effort to provide investors with up-to-date information necessary to reform outdated regulation and infrastructure, the Multilateral Investment Fund have conceived of a investment index to examine government policies and the level of investment in clean energy across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.[read more]