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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

From Chevron to Sunrun: Energy M&A Heats Up

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2020

Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) and Sunrun Inc (NSDQ: RUN) are weathering industry challenges far better than most rivals, positioning them on the leading edge of a building wave of energy mergers and acquisitions.

Solar Energy: Still Growing, But Not Everyone’s a Winner

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 18, 2020

Before COVID-19, renewable energy was a bona fide, red-hot global investment theme. But the prospect of a deep recession has caused many consumers to reconsider making big purchases like rooftop solar systems.

Dominion Earns a Higher Buy Target

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2020

Wholesale political shifts have historically posed great risks for utilities. But despite early concerns, Conservative Income Portfolio holding Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) is apparently faring quite well and scoring big wins

Time to Sell NextEra Energy?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 25, 2020

Utility stocks have picked up in 2020 where they left off in 2019. The Dow Jones Utility Average reached an all-time high of 934 this week. So long as investors crave yield, there’s a case the sector will reach higher ground - but this story also has a less savory side.

Eversource “Carbon Neutral” by 2030: What it Means for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 19, 2019

New England-based Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) is the latest US electric utility to target zero carbon dioxide emissions, with a far more aggressive timetable than the 2050 date set by its sector peers.

NextEra Rolls On, But at a High Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 23, 2019

Is NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) really worth 27.3 times its next 12 months’ expected earnings? Enough investors seem to think so as shares hit a new all-time this week near $240.

Offshore Wind Investing: Picking Our Spots Carefully

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 18, 2019

These days, it seems every major US energy project is at risk to dissonant state and federal rules, regulatory delays and court challenges to permits. In fact, US energy companies might be excused for thinking America’s true energy policy is no longer “all of the above” but none.

Can Tesla Dodge the Residential Solar Death Spiral?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2019

For those who want a play on solar and energy storage, there are better choices than Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA).

The NextEra Paradigm: Best Bets on Coming Utility Disruption

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 29, 2019

Xcel Energy’s (NYSE: XEL) electric utility territory stretches from Minnesota to Texas, running through high-growth Colorado. And with nearly $12 billion in annual revenue and $31 billion market capitalization, its strategic moves are always significant. But getting there depends on more wind power deployment. For that, Xcel will rely on NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), its biggest supplier and the leading US producer of wind and solar.

Enel SpA Wins as the EU Grows Greener

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 29, 2019

Greens and other environment-first advocates have emerged as a powerful bloc in European parliamentary elections, garnering a heavy influence on the ruling Centrist parties which will impact Europe's energy policies and providers.

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