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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

A Simple Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 7, 2016
This master limited partnership follows a simple business plan that continues to drive cash flow and distribution growth.

Best in Show

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 7, 2016
The yieldco universe is loaded with dogs, but one company could be your portfolio's best friend.

Electric Vehicles, Electric Utilities, Yieldcos and Junk Bonds

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 12, 2016
The hubbub surrounding the unveiling of Tesla Motors’ Model S has resulted in a bumper crop of articles about the ascendancy of electric vehicles and reduced demand for fossil fuels. These headlines attract eyeballs, but they don’t necessarily shed light on the best opportunities for investors who want to profit from the long-run success of electric vehicles.

Three-Step Investment Program for a Choppy Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
With utility stocks trading at frothy valuations, investors should consider taking some profits off the table in their big winners and exiting any higher-risk names to raise dry powder for future buying opportunities.

Financing the Future of Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
During the gold rush, companies that supplied the picks and shovels to the diggers reaped the biggest profits. And no “equipment” is more important to the development of America’s renewable-energy future than money.

Why Utility Stocks, Not Tesla Motors, Are the Smart Bet on Electric Cars

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 30, 2016
Investors prize utility stocks for their resilience, but don't overlook their upside exposure to several secular growth trends--including the electric car's long-term potential.

Yield with a Growth Kicker

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Investors usually buy utility stocks for their resilient underlying businesses and generous dividend yields—qualities that become even more appealing during times of economic uncertainty and market volatility. But some of our favorite, best-in-class names offer exposure to compelling growth stories that could drive significant outperformance in coming years.

The Sun is Setting on SolarCity Corp, But Renewable Energy is for Real

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 22, 2016
SolarCity Corp continues to lose more money with each incremental sale. Meanwhile, electric utilities can leverage their low cost of capital, existing customer relationships and ability to recover capital expenditures in rate base to spur adoption of renewable energy.

Renewable Energy: How Investors Can Make Green and Avoid Red

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 10, 2016
Utilities have emerged as an important source of funding and development for the renewable-energy boom. This Special Report covers everything from the politics of renewable energy to the best investment opportunities and the sure-fire losers that are big on hype and devoid of profits.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
After closing a big deal, this Northeast utility has the financial wherewithal and opportunity set to drive annual dividend growth of 10 percent in coming years.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

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