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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

Rumble Down Under: The Battle over AGL Energy’s Liddell Power Plant

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2017
Rising electricity and natural-gas prices in Australia have padded AGL Energy's bottom line and contributed to tensions surrounding the company's long-standing plan to close the Liddell coal-fired power plant in 2022.

Politics vs Economics: Wholesale Changes?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2017
The Trump administration has pushed several policies that could shake up domestic electricity markets. Of these initiatives, the Dept of Energy’s proposed subsidies for merchant coal-fired power plants and nuclear reactors would radically change the existing market dynamics. We evaluate the investment risks and opportunities created by these shifts.

A Large-Cap Utility with Multiple Growth Drivers

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 7, 2017
This large-cap utility offers exposure to multiple upside drivers and trades at a reasonable valuation.

The Last Bargain in Yieldco Land

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2017
Maligned for an ostensibly broken business model earlier this year, the yieldcos covered in our Utility Report Card have rallied hard, rewarding patient investors with impressive gains. After this run-up, only one yieldco still trades below our buy target.

Learnings from Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 14, 2017
Even in this late-stage bull market, savvy investors can still find bargains without making too many concessions to quality. You just need to know where to look.

The Future is Electric

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from this epic transition.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
A bargain-priced acquisition underscores the value of having a supportive sponsor and gives this master limited partnership a solid presence in India, a country with big plans to expand its renewable-energy capacity.

Final Earnings Notes for Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 5, 2017
We take a look at the handful of Portfolio holdings that reported first-quarter results after the May issue hit the web.

Key Takeaways from First-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Earnings season provides a deluge of information about specific companies as well as early insight into industry-level trends.

Strong First-Quarter Results, But Mind the Valuation Gap

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Utility stocks offer exposure to strong underlying fundamentals, but historically elevated valuations mean that investors must stay disciplined.

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