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List of Energy Efficiency Stocks

Energy efficiency stocks are publicly traded companies using a wide range of technologies to deliver the same energy services using less energy in the built environment. This includes efficient lighting such as LED lighting stocks, insulation, efficient motors, efficient appliances and appliance replacement services, sensor and control technologies, the internet of things, efficient power conversion and generation, and energy efficient design, construction, and retrofits. See the list of efficient vehicle stocks and alternative transportation stocks for companies reducing energy used in transportation.   Acuity Brands(NYSE:AYI) AIXTRON SE (AIXA.DE) Ameresco, Inc. (AMRC) Appliance Recycling Centers of American (ARCI) Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (ASPN) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH.TO, CMHXF) ClearSign Combustion...

LDK Melts Down, Solar Default Signs Grow

Doug Young  One of China’s 2 major meltdowns in the solar panel sector has taken a big step forward with word that trading in shares of LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) has been suspended and the de-listing process formally begun as the company liquidates. Meantime, word of a missed interest payment by a building materials maker is sending the latest signal that China will let more companies in ailing sectors default on their debt rather than pay off their creditors. That’s an important signal for the solar sector, which relies heavily on such debt to finance its operations and where...

Solar’s War of the Dead

Doug Young The fight for survival among the world's embattled solar panel makers is starting to look more like a battle of the dead, with word that bankrupt US player Solyndra is suing 3 of its biggest Chinese rivals over allegations of running an illegal cartel. Some of you might be saying: "Wait a minute, doesn't Solyndra have better things to do than to be filing lawsuits against rivals who are also flirting with bankruptcy?" If that's the question, then the answer appears to be "no". Perhaps the failed Solyndra is still seeking some final respect,...

FLIR: The (IR) Image of a Stimulus Stock

I highlighted FLIR Systems (NASD:FLIR) as a way to participate in the growth of the energy auditing industry in late 2007.  I was ambivalent about it at the time: I very much liked the potential growth story, but felt the stock was overvalued. Flir has fallen about 35% since late 2007, and 50% since its peak in July 2008 (while revenues have grown about 50%), prompting me to give it another look.     Infrared Stimulus Weatherization of low income housing and Federal building retrofits are a major component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka "Stimulus Package.") ...