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EEI Conference Preview: Electricity Markets and the War for Coal

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 17, 2017
The Trump administration has clearly gone all-in on turning the supposed war on coal into a war for coal, but the outcome will depend on electric utilities and power companies. We'll focus on the risks and opportunities associated with government intervention when we attend the Edison Electric Institute's financial conference in November.

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.

The Future is Electric: Utilities, Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 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 the epic transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Lock in generous dividend yields, kick back and watch the future unfold.

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.

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.

Green Bonds And Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2017
The growing popularity of green bonds creates opportunities for savvy investors and can help utilities to reduce their cost of capital.

Parental Support

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
This yieldco's sponsor steps up to the plate yet again.

A Preview of the Most Important Conference for Utility Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2016
The Edison Electric Institute's annual financial conference takes place this week. Here's a quick preview of some of the themes we'll dig into at this year's event.

The More Things Change, the More Some Utilities Profit

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2016
Critics who dismiss utilities as dinosaurs doomed for extinction aren’t paying attention to the forward-looking moves made by Edison International and some of its peers.

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