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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

Conference Reflections

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 16, 2015
We highlight some of the key investment themes that stood out after three days of presentations and talking to management teams at the Edison Electric Institute's annual financial conference.

Solar Power: Not a Death Knell for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 10, 2015
After the first day of presentations and meetings at the Edison Electric Conference's 50th Annual Financial Conference, one theme stands out: increasing adoption of solar power doesn't sound the death knell for regulated electric utilities. In fact, this would-be disruptor creates a huge growth opportunity for incumbent power producers.

Pockets of Opportunity and Cause for Caution

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2015
We highlight some of the most profitable themes for income-seeking investors in essential-service stocks while sounding a note of caution on the near term.

Yieldcos Offer Big Yields after Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2015
Investor sentiment toward yieldcos has soured considerably since midyear. Here's why.

Winners and Losers from the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 22, 2015
Earlier this month, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. We run through the winners and losers from this new policy.

Key Takeaways on Renewable Energy from the EIA’s Annual Conference

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 21, 2015
Here are some of our key takeaways on utilities and renewable energy from the Energy Information Administration's annual conference.

SolarCity Corp: Sun-Dazed Investors Get Burned

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 9, 2015
SolarCity Corp has become the face of solar power in the US. But a charismatic CEO and disruptive business model aren't enough to paper over the company's dismal financial results.

The 10 Percent Club

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
Fears of rising interest rates have given traders an excuse to take profits on utility stocks after last fall’s big run-up. Investors with a longer time horizon have ample opportunity buy the high-quality names in our 10 Percent Club, a distinguished group of essential-services stocks that offer a compelling combination of current yield and potential dividend growth.

First Solar and SunPower’s Yieldco: Building Value or Cashing Out?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 28, 2015
First Solar and SunPower Corp announced a yieldco earlier this week. Should you believe the hype?

Clean and Contracted

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 9, 2015
Long-term contracts and a solid backlog of opportunities make this Canadian power producer a winner.

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