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Utility Roundup

California’s Wildfire Reset: Unequal Benefits

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 23, 2019

It seems California Governor Gavin Newsom will not preside over a utility collapse as former Governor Gray Davis did almost 20 years ago, thanks to a legislative fix to state utilities’ bottomless liability for wildfire damages.

PG&E vs Power Suppliers: A New Wrinkle

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 26, 2019

Almost 20 years ago, dysfunctional rules for California’s unregulated power market drove the state’s two biggest electric utilities into bankruptcy and impacted the entire sector. This year, the "inverse condemnation" rule has triggered one bankruptcy filing and may push the state's other electric utilities' ratings toward junk.

Sprint/T-Mobile USA: What It Means for Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 23, 2019

Get big or go home: The "Big Four" will likely soon become the "Big Three."

Big Telecoms Stay on Track in Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 25, 2019

First quarter results are in for US Telecom’s Big Two. The most important takeaway by far: Both companies remain on track with financial results, long-term strategy and building long-term shareholder value.

What to Do After Bonds’ Bounce

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 20, 2019

While much of the rebound in our CUI Conservative Income Portfolio and bond holdings has been due to reduced economic fears, the fact these companies have demonstrated strength in operating results has no doubt helped prices recover over the past four months.

Dodging the Windstream Fallout: One Month Later

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 21, 2019

Get big or go home: That’s the communications sector’s reality.

Two Pipelines are in Peril, Here’s Who’s at Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 28, 2019

The result of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia this week puts two proposed long haul natural gas transportation projects in peril.

The Green New Deal’s Unlikely Winners

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 23, 2019

Despite a not-quite-ready-for-prime-time roll-out, the so-called "Green New Deal"' key goal of de-carbonization is gaining ground on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and more importantly with industry.

Dodging the Windstream Default Fallout

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 20, 2019

Unless it can successfully appeal the decision, a Manhattan federal court ruling will likely shove the wireline phone company over the edge.

NextEra Energy: Best in Class, But at a Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 29, 2019
Formerly known as FPL Group, NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) has nearly doubled the return on the Dow Jones Utility Average over the last decade and topped the S&P 500 by 70 percentage points, while emerging as America’s favorite power company.

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