AltEnergyStocks.com provides high-quality, original research into alternative energy, renewable energy, and clean technology companies.
The site is managed and maintained by:
Tom Konrad Ph.D. CFA® Editor
Tom Konrad is a financial analyst, portfolio manager, and freelance writer specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency investing. He writes articles about investing in clean energy for AltEnergyStocks.com, and as a freelancer. He manages a private income-oriented portfolio of clean energy stocks for a family office, and serves as a research analyst for Registered Investment Advisor JPS Global Investments.
Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder, and has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. He wrote his thesis on Complex Dynamics, a branch of chaos theory. His study of chaos theory led to his conviction that knowing the limits of our ability to predict is much more important than predictions themselves, a lesson he applies to both climate science and the financial markets.
Tom lives in upstate New York. His interests are running (he has completed two marathons in under 4 hours), hiking, gardening, and woodworking.
Debra Fiakas CFA®- Contributing Editor
Ms. Fiakas is a seasoned, credentialed investment professional with a diversified and successful track record as a research analyst and as an investment banker. Her career includes experience in all aspects of the equity capital markets with particular emphasis on emerging growth companies operating in the technology sectors.
Ms. Fiakas graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Dakota with a BA degree in Economics and Political Science and received an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFAI) and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
She is involved in promoting the integrity and vitality of her profession through membership in the CFAI committee on Standards Setting and Curriculum Development and the NYSSA committee on Corporate Reporting. Ms. Fiakas is Managing Member of Crystal Equity Research.
John L. Petersen, Esq. - Contributing Editor Emeritus
John Petersen is a U.S. lawyer based in Switzerland who works as a partner in the law firm of Fefer Petersen & Cie and represents North American, European and Asian clients, principally in the energy and alternative energy sectors. His international practice is limited to corporate securities and small company finance, where he focuses on guiding small growth-oriented companies through the corporate finance process, beginning with seed stage private placements, continuing through growth stage private financing and concluding with a reverse merger or public offering. Mr. Petersen is a 1979 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and a 1976 graduate of Arizona State University. He was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1980 and licensed to practice as a CPA in 1981. From January 2004 through January 2008, he was securities counsel for and a director of Axion Power International, Inc. a small public company involved in advanced lead-acid battery research and development.
Joesph McCabe - Contributing Editor Emeritus
Mr. McCabe has over 20 years of photovoltaic (PV) industry experience with expertise in the areas of thin film PV, building integrated PV (BIPV), PV / thermal collectors (PV/T), and zero energy homes (ZEH).
From 2007 to 2010 Joseph McCabe was Executive Vice President of Business Development at Ascent Solar. From 2000 until 2004, he managed solar energy research for the State of California, at the Public Interest Energy Research office of the California Energy Commission as a full-time technical support consultant. 2004 – 2006 he generated multiple solar contracts with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
Mr. McCabe is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Dayton, a Masters degree in Nuclear and Energy Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Masters of Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado where he now resides. McCabe is an American Solar Energy Association Fellow and Life Member. He can be reached at energy [no space] ideas at gmail dotcom.
Doug Young - Contributing Editor Emeritus
Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young´s China Business Blog, commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, The Party Line: How The Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.
Charles Morand - Editor Emeritus
Charles Morand is a Senior Analyst with BDC Venture Capital in Montreal. Prior work experience includes investment research with a focus on power generation and renewable energy with a boutique firm now owned by MSCI Inc., academic research with a top Canadian business school on the relationship between public policies and investments in wind power, and research and analysis with a start-up asset management firm with a focus on sustainability.
Charles is a Level III candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, an MSc in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of British Columbia.
Brian Gomes - Advertising Sales and Site Development
Brian was previously a Chemical Engineer and is now in the Information Technology sector. The Alt Energy Stocks website is a great way to combine his previous career with his current one.
About Alternative Energy and Clean Tech
Alternative and renewable energy companies either directly produce energy from renewable or environmentally-benign sources, or develop and commercialize technologies and applications for the production of clean energy. Clean technologies (cleantech) are technologies that allow the economy to maintain and grow its output while neutralizing or minimizing adverse impacts on the environment. Cleantech includes innovations in a number of areas such as pollution control, water management, materials science and nanotechnology. Alternative energy, renewable energy and cleantech play an increasingly larger role in all areas of industry and modern life.
Mission of Alternative Energy Stocks
The goal for this website is to be the premier resource for investors who are looking to invest in alternative energy and cleantech stocks. However, there is a lot that we don’t know about investing in cleantech and alternative energy. We would thus love to have all visitors take part in the intelligence gathering process so that we can strive to meet our website’s goals.
As Dan Gillmor said at a conference on Open Source Journalism, “My readers know more than I do. Its true for all journalists. It’s not scary, it’s an opportunity.”
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