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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]

Smart Oil is Cheap Oil: Interview with Rudolf Hokanson

November 29, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Rudolf "Rudy" Hokanson joined Barrington Research in 2011 as managing director, research and senior investment analyst. His focus is within the industrial and energy sectors, specializing in niches that primarily include exploration & production, oil equipment & services and other energy-related technologies.[read more]

Five Juniors that Insulate Investors from Today's Low Oil Prices: Interview with Angelos Damaskos

November 21, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Angelos Damaskos is the founder and CEO of Sector Investment Managers Ltd. of London, a regulated investment advisory company. He is the Principal Adviser of the Junior Oils Trust and the Junior Gold Fund. The Junior Oils Trust focuses its investments in smaller oil and gas exploration and production companies.[read more]

DoE: The Clean Energy Loan Program Is Already Making a Profit for Taxpayers

November 14, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

According to a soon-to-be-released report produced by the Department of Energy, the government has netted about $30 million in loan guarantee interest payments since it first started supporting clean energy manufacturers and developers.[read more]

Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

November 11, 2014 by Justin Guay

Development and Energy Investment

The Sierra Club and Oil Change International recently released an assessment of multilateral development banks' investment beyond the grid, and the findings aren't good. While investments are continuing to flow into beyond the grid clean energy markets, most public institutions are missing in action.[read more]