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Energy Investing

The "Holy Grail" of Energy Investing Is Going to Make You – and Your Grandchildren – Rich

Storage has long been one of energy's biggest "Holy Grails." It holds the key to every significant move into smart grids.

The reason is pretty simple: If energy cannot be stored, it is lost. Even transferring it from one type of energy to another is of little consequence unless you can reverse the erosion in the entire system.

It's called entropy, and it's a pervasive problem.

Now, there are a number of rather complicated ways to explain this, but let's keep ours straightforward. Over time, a system ends up having more energy than can be readily used. This is always the biggest drain on any attempt to structure a more efficient approach.

So the basic question becomes how to "save" all of this energy from being lost.

That's what's at the center of a breakthrough project I came across yesterday...

Energy Investing

Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio

Clean energy stocks are looking sweet for investors in the long term. That's because clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 – up from 16% today, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Moreover, solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the same report.

The following are clean energy stocks that promise to benefit most from the alternative energy industry's burgeoning inclusion into our daily lives...

Energy Investing

These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metals War

The prices of alternative energy stocks are at China's mercy right now. That's because for the past few years, China has been in a dispute with the United States, Europe, and Japan over its exports of rare earth metals. Though China has about 30% of world reserves of rare earths, it controls 80% of international production.

As this battle rages on, one thing is clear: The international solar industry could be turned on its side if China begins to hoard these metals and drive up their cost.

Of course, whenever there is market disruption like this, there is a profit opportunity...

Energy Investing

Has Solar Power Finally Arrived?

Solar power has three major benefits: It's renewable, it's great for the environment, and it can be produced right here at home.

There has always been one big problem with solar, however – the price. For years now, its high cost has always been the biggest weapon in every critic's arsenal.

But a study released last week suggests this objection is about to fall by the wayside for good.

Here's what it means for the energy sector, and for investors.

energy investing

Energy Investing Alert: Soon All Investors Will Be Able to Hit It Big in Oil and Gas

Last September the SEC changed its regulations on how big-time oil and gas projects can be financed, allowing smaller investors to participate directly in owning parts of oil and gas production.

We moved forward with Money Map Project #1 soon after, releasing it to our subscribers at the end of last year.

That project was limited to "accredited investors."

But now we're working on a way for ALL investors to get in on direct energy investing deals...

Energy Investing

Energy Stocks 2014: Follow Warren Buffett's Strategy to Pick the Winners

energy stocks 2014Energy stocks 2014:The North American oil and gas boom is setting the energy sector ablaze right now. A boom in supply, coupled with a projected 56% increase in the global consumption of oil and gas by 2040, means that some of the best investments are in energy.

But it's important to know which energy stocks give the best returns with the lowest risk.

Energy

The Energy "Crisis Curve" Is Accelerating in a Dangerous Part of the World

Sitting in a new land of plenty, Americans rarely notice disturbing energy trends elsewhere in the world.

But in the course of my global work, it's impossible not to recognize there are serious energy shortages developing in other parts of the world.

In fact, I'm beginning to see worrisome indications this energy "crisis curve" is now accelerating.

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Energy Investing

This Texas Play Has All the Components of a Massive Energy Investing Winner

Marina and I returned home from Houston late Wednesday night. After trips to London and Mexico City, we were tired to say the least… but also very excited.

That's because our latest trip allowed us to spend several days visiting the initial drilling sites for Money Map Project #1 in South and East Texas.

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Energy Investing

The Government Foil to Energy Independence (and Profit)

As the rush to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) gathers steam, the Energy Advantage portfolio is primed for even bigger gains.

Make no mistake, LNG exports are now set to hand us one of the best investment opportunities of the decade.

That's a stunning reversal from just seven years ago, when everyone agreed the United States would be using LNG imports to meet 15% of its gas needs by 2020.

However, the unconventional shale boom (shale, tight, and coal bed methane) has changed everything we used to think about natural gas.

Now, even the most conservative Russian estimates acknowledge that the U.S. could be providing between 6% and 8% of all LNG exports worldwide by 2020.

In fact, Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG) has already garnered no fewer than five huge, multi-billion dollar, 20-year contracts with some of the largest European and Asian importers.

But new developments have suddenly thrown up another hurdle that threatens to delay all of this economic promise.

Here's the countermove that's brewing in Washington, D.C…

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Hot Stocks

Why First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) Stock Is Up 21% Today, and Where It's Headed Now

Shares of First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) are up more than 17% today (Wednesday) after the company released its guidance figures for 2014, 2015, and 2016 at its annual "Analyst Day" meeting.

Nasdaq: FSLRFirst Solar expects full-year revenue in 2014 between $3.7 billion and $4 billion, and earnings per share (EPS) between $2.20 and $2.60. This time last year, the company had projected EPS between $2.50 and $4 for 2014.

For 2015, the company expects revenue between $3.8 billion and $4.3 billion, which is on the low end of analysts' estimates of $4.24 billion. FSLR projects 2015 EPS between $4.50 and $4.60, which is above the consensus estimate of $3.82.

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