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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

California’s All-In on EVs: Buy Edison, Not Tesla

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 27, 2022

The California Air Resources Board voted to ban sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, and targets minimum electric vehicle market share of 35 percent by 2026 and 68 percent by 2030. And 17 other states will likely follow suit.

Carbon Capture and Storage: Will it Work This Time?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 23, 2022
Is Inflation Reduction Act enough to get carbon capture off the ground? Historically, it’s been foolish to bet against innovation when there’s enough money behind it. And in this case, the US government’s largesse is very much leaning into a major investment trend in the private sector

NextEra Energy’s Results: For Utilities, Green Still the Color of Money

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 23, 2022
In the previous decade, NextEra Energy’s (NYSE: NEE) ability to convert renewable energy deployment into earnings depended squarely on regulatory support and subsidy. Now, the combination of falling production costs and soaring natural gas prices has made wind, solar and storage increasingly attractive from a cost-cutting standpoint as well.

The Supremes’ EPA Decision: What’s Important

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 1, 2022
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially rejected the Biden Administration’s attempt to resurrect the “Clean Power Plan,” drawing swift and fiery condemnation from America’s political left, and generally praise from the right. But, ironically, the decision actually increases private sector and individual state flexibility to meet energy transition goals.

Your Guide to ESG Investing

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 20, 2022
The S&P 500 ESG Index has kicked out Tesla Inc (NSDQ: TSLA), the company that made electric vehicles cool: That’s the latest nonsense in the world of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, which according to Bloomberg Intelligence projections will govern nearly $38 trillion of assets by the end of 2022.

Uncle Sam Up-ends US Solar: Here’s How to Navigate the Fallout

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 26, 2022
The Obama Administration called its energy policy for America “all of the above,” promoting breakthrough research on cleaner sources while sanctioning unprecedented construction of needed infrastructure including pipelines. Trump clearly favored “drill baby drill” over new wind and solar. Under Biden, however, what we’ve seen for policy is often “none of the above.”

Talking China: There’s a Big Opportunity in Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 3, 2022
The eyes of the world are on fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But energy investors would do well to instead check out my key takeaways from this week’s “U.S.-China Regional Dialogue Series: Forum on Innovation in Energy, the Environment and Sustainability.”

Utilities Will Beat Inflation in 2022

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 18, 2022
With inflation again on the move, it’s fair to ask how vulnerable the Utilities sector is to another 70s-style meltdown.

The Hydrogen Economy: Reality and Hype

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 18, 2021
It’s been more than four decades since the Hindenburg disaster slammed the brakes on the era of hydrogen-fueled dirigibles. But nature’s lightest element continues to capture the world’s imagination as a clean, plentiful and potentially cheap energy source.

S&P Global Clean Energy Index: Making the Case for Picking Your Own Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 23, 2021
Is it possible to invest effectively in renewable energy without the stocks of world’s two largest producers of wind and solar? Standard & Poor’s apparently wants us to find out.

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