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Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.
With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.
Industry analysts and government auditors say the administration failed to take note of trouble in the solar energy marketplace, the New York Times reports.
The bankruptcies of three American solar power companies in the last month, have left China’s industry with a dominant sales position — almost three-fifths of the world’s production capacity — and rapidly declining costs. The NYT reports.
Recent surveys show energy supply concerns are forcing corporate offices to implement energy-reduction ideas, from lighting retrofits and HVAC system upgrades, to building redesign and rooftop solar panels, as much as climate change considerations.
Energy used to be something we took for granted; it is was cheap, accessible and plentiful. Now, energy seems precious, complicated and fractious, a chip in the high-stakes game of geopolitics.
Even when renewable energy is relatively cheap to produce, current costs to store huge amounts of solar and wind power can be two or three times the value for utilities supplying electricity.
With all its attributes, solar energy still hasn't taken off with consumers. What's not to like. Apparently, a lot. For one, switching over is a" a hassle," says a solar firm CEO.
The resulting yo-yo effect on fuel prices for the last three years has made it hard for consumers and businesses to loosen their purse strings enough to jump start the lackluster economy.
Automakers are gearing up for mass-market production of hydrogen-powered cars starting in 2015, but the fuel-cell technology has plenty of skeptics, including President Barack Obama.
Choosing energy-efficient appliances, such as Energy Star, making a few small repairs and adjusting some behavior can help consumers save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.
With gasoline prices still stubbornly high, a new fuel from an old source could keep America moving more cheaply in the near future. It's coal-based ethanol and Celanese is making a big bet on it.
The buzz at the “Business and Investment In Qatar Forum” is summed up by a Pegasus private equity investor as, “get in soon, it’s growing fast.”
March 2011 will be one of those months to remember for investors. And despite a rough start, it managed to contribute to the market's best quarterly performnace in almost 15 years. Here are the best and worst performing stocks in the ten sectors of the S&P 500 during Q1.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.