Introducing EV Insights: In-Depth Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities in Vehicle Electrification

John Petersen After months of planning, I'm pleased to announce the launch of EV Insights, an Internet site dedicated to in-depth analysis of the challenges and opportunities in vehicle electrification and other cleantech sectors. My partners in this project are Jack Lifton, a highly regarded expert in the fields of rare earth metals, mining and extractive industries, and Dr. Gareth Hatch, a thought leader in the field of permanent magnet materials, components and their end uses in motors and power generation systems. In coming months we will offer a series of wide-ranging and probing interviews, conversations and...

Residential Solar in the Ontario microFIT Project: Three Families’ Experiences

Michael Smele Solar Home with sunflower photo via Bigstock The Ontario microFIT program was launched in 2009 as part of Ontario’s provincial government’s efforts to increase the production of renewable energy. The program provides participants with the opportunity to develop a “micro” renewable electricity generation project on their privately owned property that uses solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, waterpower, or bioenergy (biogas, biomass, landfill gas). I have asked three families who navigated the process of microFIT solar installations to share their experience by answering some questions. ...

An Elephant Hunter’s Thesis for Axion Power

John Petersen Last Friday I breathed a sigh of relief as my core position in Axion Power International (AXPW.OB) regained the price level it established in the first quarter of 2010. The last 12 months have been a stockholder's worst nightmare as supply and demand dynamics pushed Axion's stock price down into the $0.50 range and kept it there. Since it looks like new buyers have finally eaten their way through the excess supply, now seems like an opportune time to unwrap my crystal ball and lay out an elephant hunter's thesis for Axion's stock price outlook over...

There are Always Buyers

There are Always Buyers – even for Clean-tech deals. An Update from the Street. In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas plays a greedy, ruthless banker who hangs everyone out to dry in order to win. His motto is “greed is good”. Well, his character’s antics have turned out to be more reality than fiction as we uncover more real life blunders of Wall Street bankers. What does this have to do with our current markets? Everything, really. Since 2008, only select stocks have performed well in the overall market and the clean...

2nd Annual Tidal Energy Summit 08

The following is a Special Information Supplement by our Featured Company Tidal Today. Secure the partners, permits & investment you need to propel your Tidal business forward... Tidal energy is being deployed - supply electricity to the grid and growing in significance as a key renewable supplier for the future. Join 150+ tidal professionals at the 2nd Annual Tidal Energy Summit to find out how to secure the partners, permits and investments to capitalise on the future growth in tidal energy. Click here to download the Summit brochure with full agenda and fantastic speaker...

Modern Energy Forum: Denver, CO – Sep. 13-15, 2011

The fifth annual Modern Energy Forum is the premier conference in 2011 for investors who want to have one-on-one conversations with some of the brightest stars and leading investors and experts in emerging clean tech companies. Please consider this your invitation to attend. Some of this year’s highlights include: Keynote speaker Dick Rutan, on the 25th anniversary of his pioneering Voyager non-stop flight around the world. Test drives for registered attendees of a Tesla roadster on the streets of downtown Denver. Experts and investors will share wisdoms about batteries, electric vehicles, PV, wind, water, nuclear, biomass,...

Modern Energy Investor Forum: Denver, CO – Sep. 22-25

In more than 20 years of brokering relationships between investors and the natural resources industry, I’ve never had as many investors tell me in the last year that they’re having a difficult time identifying and engaging with high-quality companies in clean technology. Why is this? Some complain that the industry is too new and unsettled to differentiate between top-grade businesses and pretenders. Others have told me that too few companies have strong business plans and can account for the uncertainty in the markets or in federal legislation. They go to conferences and are inundated with pitches from companies...

Q & A with Fund Managers of Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund

The following interview is provided to us by Guinness Atkinson Funds, a Featured Company Advertiser at Alt Energy Stocks. Fund managers Tim Guinness, Edward Guinness and Matthew Page discuss the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund in a question and answer forum covering topics from the alternative energy market to management style and methodology for selecting stocks and managing the portfolio. To view the complete Q&A, please see below. - Q. Tim, your experience in managing energy comes from your many years managing more conventional energy investments. What led you to alternative energy? A. I have been...

4th Annual Energy Tech Investor Forum on October 3 to 4, 2007 in San...

The following is a Special Information Supplement from our Featured Company sponsor Energy Tech Investor Forum Alternative Energy is not only changing your world, but also the venture investment landscape as we know it and could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.The demand for efficient, clean and reliable energy in its many forms is responsible for creating opportunities across a variety of global economic sectors. The innovation and automation of the Energy industry have given rise to an important area of venture capital investment - the Energy Technology sector. Did you know?...

Ethanol Report

The following is a Special Information Supplement provided to us by Guinness Atkinson Funds, a Featured Company Advertiser at Alt Energy Stocks. Written by Matthew Page, Co-manager of the Alternative Energy Fund ______________________________________________________________ Excerpt from Ethanol Report: Ethanol: Fuel for thought. The sun, rich mid-America farmland, water and a little patience. These simple, wholesome ingredients combine to form what has been dubbed an energy savior: ethanol. Ethanol seems almost a miraculous solution to our energy problems. But is it? Can ethanol replace gasoline as the transportation fuel of choice in the U.S.?...

The Dawn of the Alternative Energy Age Report

The following is a Special Information Supplement by our Featured Company sponsor Guinness Atkinson Funds. Excerpt from The Dawn of the Alternative Energy Age Report: Written by Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund Managers “In the 20th century, mankind's massive material and financial progress were only made possible by the exploitation of oil. Oil was a main force in global geopolitics and the driving force behind unprecedented industrialization. Oil has been such a powerful lynch pin that it is hard to believe that its days of prominence may be waning. But as demand for oil steadily increases...

Keewatin Windpower Proceeds with Acquisition of Sky Harvest Windpower

The following is a Special Information Supplement by our Featured Company sponsor Sky Harvest Windpower Corporation In connection with its proposed acquisition of Sky Harvest Windpower Corp., Keewatin is pleased to announce that it has engaged Stirling Mercantile Corporation to prepare a fairness opinion concerning the transaction. Sky Harvest holds the land rights to develop a wind power project on approximately 8,500 acres of land located in southwestern Saskatchewan. The company has completed wind resource assessments on the property and is proposing the construction of a 150 megawatt facility. Keewatin’s Board of Directors anticipates that the fairness...

Join Me at the MoneyShow San Francisco

Tom Konrad CFA On August 19th, I'll be moderating a panel Sustainable Investing for Solid Returns at the MoneyShow in San Francisco.  Registration is free, so if you are in San Francisco I encourage you to attend, and not just my panel.  If you do attend my panel, be sure to stick around and say "hi" afterward, or look for me at one of the other many panels that weekend having to do with clean energy.  Here are the ones I expect to attend: Date Time Title Speaker ...
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Solar & Storage Finance Conference, NYC 10/29-30

I will be attending, and reporting on the Solar & Storage Finance, USA at the Harmonie Club, NY City for AltEnergyStocks.com in November.  For any readers also planning to attend, I would look forward to an opportunity to meet, feel free to contact me so we can connect at the conference. Here are links to the list of Speakers and the Program Brochure - Presentation Topics if you are considering attending. Daryl Roberts      

Three Years After Katrina and Rita, New Orleans’ Grassroots Effort Brightens Environment, Community

The following is a Special Information Supplement by our Featured Company Green Light New Orleans. Fundamental Concerns of Some Local Residents Addressed by Non-Profit New Orleans, Louisiana - Green Light New Orleans, an energy efficiency program, is still helping to rebuild New Orleans. Equal parts environmental and social aid, the non-profit's solution to mitigate carbon emissions while helping low-income residents has demonstrated once again that simple ideas can result in remarkable impact. Green Light New Orleans sends volunteers to area homes to install free compact fluorescent light bulbs, educate homeowners on the energy saving and environmental...

Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summit – February 21, 2008 – February 22, 2008

The following is a Special Information Supplement from our Featured Company sponsor The Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summit The Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summit is a Two-Day Strategic Event that will focus on the Best and Most Effective Trends in Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the energy and utilities industries. As the nation works towards meeting the growing energy demands while maintaining security, energy independence and environmental protection, many industry participants are turning towards cleaner sources of energy. Some are looking at better ways of utilizing existing supplies of power producing material like coal and natural gas...