energy investment

U.S. Mining and Exploration Investment Declined 35% in 2015

February 11, 2016 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Mining Investment Declines Over the Last Year

Mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015, the second largest year-over-year decline since the U.S. BEA began reporting the series in 1948. Most mining and exploration investment reflects petroleum exploration and development, but the category also includes natural gas, coal, and other minerals.[read more]

Brian Bagnell's Tips for Smart Oil and Gas Investing

February 10, 2016 by Jim Patrick

Energy Investment

Brian Bagnell, CFA, is a research analyst in Canadian oil and gas company analysis for Macquarie Capital Markets. He was formerly an investment associate at NB Investment Management. He holds a bachelor's in business administration (finance and accounting) from the University of New Brunswick.[read more]

Flow Battery Builder UET Ends Year With $25M Investment From Japan's Orix

January 1, 2016 by Eric Wesoff

Flow Battery Investment

UniEnergy Technologies, a startup commercializing flow batteries in storage applications, just finished off 2015 with $25 million more in its electrolyte tanks. The round B of funding was led by Japan's Orix, a $19 billion financial services firm and renewables developer, along with UET's "current private equity investor."[read more]

The Clean Power Plan and Early Investments in Clean Energy

December 16, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and stakeholders have been getting and asking questions about the role of early clean energy investments, made in the past and before the start of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in 2022.[read more]

Is a Green Power Program Worth Your Money?

December 4, 2015 by Ivy Main
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Green Program Costs

Most people who install renewable energy systems on their property do so at least partly to save money on their electricity bill. Yet more than 30,000 Virginians have shown they will pay more on their electricity bills for a product labeled as green energy, with no hope of ever recovering their investment.[read more]

U.S. Global's Frank Holmes and Brian Hicks: The One Essential to Transform Your Resources Portfolio? Patience

November 6, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Brian Hicks joined U.S. Global Investors Inc. in 2004 as a co-manager of the company's Global Resources Fund (PSPFX). Frank Holmes is CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds.[read more]

Why Opportunistic Investor Chen Lin Is Hoping for $20/Barrel Oil

November 5, 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. While a doctoral candidate in aeronautical engineering at Princeton, Lin found his investment strategies were so profitable that he put his Ph.D. on the back burner.[read more]

Winning the Hunger Games: Tom Wallace on How to Choose Successful Agriculture Investments

July 23, 2015 by Jim Patrick

Agriculture Investments

Tom Wallace is the publisher and editor of The Agletter. He is a successful natural resources investor who specializes in the agricultural sphere. His research covers a plethora of agricultural subindustries ranging from agri-mineral miners to farm machinery producers.[read more]

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]