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The One Element That Will Change the Renewable Energy Landscape

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We’re now on the brink of a new development in renewable energy that will push this sector to the next level.

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have become fixtures of the current power grid. But for the next big advances to occur, the developmental process itself will take center stage.

And at the heart of this evolution lies a surprising, yet basic, element.

Here’s my take on the one thing set to transform the renewable energy landscape forever…

Will Energy Efficiency Become a New Investment Class?

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Over the past two weeks, word has emerged that moves toward energy efficiency are now the new darlings of European investment houses.

So what's holding the banks back from piling in en masse? The problem hardly seems to be raising the funds. Rather, the stumbling block is on the other end of the pipeline.

Here's what's holding back investments... how this barrier can be demolished... and how this development will affect everyday investors...

Why This Surprising Partnership Is Leading the Way for Renewable Energy


There's a new centerpiece for the accelerating move to renewable energy: Hawaii. The state has opted to go all out on alternative energy.

In May, its legislature overwhelmingly passed a plan to move to complete independence from fossil fuels for power generation.

But Hawaii has an unusual partner in moving away from its reliance on oil and natural gas - the U.S. military.

What's happening in Hawaii may allow us to make some nice money from a state deciding to go green... and from the military's need to go off the grid...

Why Pundits Are Wrong When They Tell You Energy Investing Is Dead

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To hear some tell it, energy investments are a disastrous move, given the volatile global economy and low oil prices.

But they couldn't be more wrong. In fact, there's more than $1 trillion up for grabs in the energy investing sector. This might well be the best time to invest, even if prices go lower from here.

This is what you need to know before everybody else wakes up...

Here's What Will Guide the Future of Investing in Natural Gas


Investing in natural gas is going to be a major source of energy profits in years to come.

But to know where the profits are, you must understand how the industry is evolving.

Here are the major factors in place to guide natural gas prices - and profits - in years to come.

Here's the Next Big Source of Energy Profits

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Not long ago, the idea of disconnecting from the electrical grid and opting to live a "self-powered" life was limited to either "survivalists" or the realm of science fiction.

That's beginning to change.

Back in 1973, the English economist E. F. Schumacher published Small Is Beautiful. The idea of the best-seller was to treat economics "as if people mattered." The best way to do that, Schumacher posited, was by bringing the main elements of people's lives closer to where they lived (remember, this was at the peak of the 1973 oil crisis). Basic human needs and well-being should be prized above materialism and the "bigger is better" mentality.

And in the process, a range of new investment opportunities are emerging...

Is Now the Time to Buy an Oil Index ETF?

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WTI crude oil prices climbed over $56 per barrel this week for the first time in 2015. Now investors are looking for the best way to play rebounding oil prices, and many are buying into an oil index ETF.

At this week's high, crude oil prices are now up 28% from the lows they hit in early March.

But this is not the best time to buy into an oil index ETF.

Here's a look at several oil index ETFs and the key points that many investors miss

"Non-Oil" Energy Investment Is Exploding

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"Non-oil" energy investments have become incredibly attractive. Smart money is pouring in. There are two keys to a winning "non-oil" investment approach.

One has to do with technical breakthroughs, while the other revolves around increasing the efficiency of the end-usage.

Both involve impressive profit opportunities. Here's everything you need to know...

The Solution to Alternative Energy's Biggest Roadblock

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The alternative energy sector may have found a solution to its storage problem: the hydrogen battery.

Hydrogen's chief problem as an alternative energy source has always been the staggering price of delivery and transportation. But one company is making strides daily toward energy storage efficiency and price reduction.

We may be on the verge on something quite important for the entire energy sector. Here's everything you need to know...

The Renewable Energy Market Gives Us a License to "Grow" Money

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The renewable energy market is poised to take a major step forward. In this "post-oil" age, biofuels are gaining market share.

And North America is now expected to generate the largest share of revenue.

Continue reading for information on this new class of investment just beginning to emerge...

Solar Power Is at a Tipping Point… and the Upshot Is Massive Profits

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Solar power is leading the clean energy sector toward a tipping point. It's a brand new age for renewable energy. Gone are the days of requisite private investment for progress and innovation.

Because it's all about grid parity now - the point at which the cost of generating renewable energy suddenly becomes equal to its peers.

Which means the money is about to flood in. Here's what to expect...

Why Renewable Energy Is Attracting the Smart Money

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Renewable energy is gaining momentum. In fact, global capital investment in clean energy rose 16% in 2014. Some have even dubbed the recent surge toward clean energy a "turning point."

After all, the total invested in renewable power jumped last year to $310 billion, just $17 billion shy of the all-time record in 2011.

So where do you think the "smart money" is headed?

Energy News Today Focused on Tense U.S.-China Solar Dispute

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Energy news broke yesterday (Tuesday) when the U.S. Commerce Department imposed steep tariffs on solar panels imported from China and Taiwan.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors made one of his regular appearances on CCTV last night and told viewers what to expect as tensions mount between the two nations.

He also discussed the current state of solar power in the United States, as well as the evolving relationship between solar energy and crude oil prices. Take a look...

How to Invest When an "Unstoppable Trend" Seems to Be Over

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Keith Fitz-Gerald knows how to invest in the energy sector. He says it's still minting millionaires.

But right now, with oil prices so low, mainstream investors are too caught up in the short term.

But current oil prices are actually a big "green light" for investment, not a big red stop sign -- here's how to play it...

This Country's Huge "Pricing Error" Will Send These Shares Soaring

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"They couldn't possibly be that stupid"...

That's what my friend John, a London-based trader, said when I called him to verify that he saw what I was seeing on my own trading screens here in the wilds of Oregon.

It was Tuesday morning, November 4, and nearly everything in the energy complex was red.

November West Texas crude oil had dropped to $87.31/barrel, while Brent crude oil set a new two-year low at $91.53. Prices have since dropped to four-year lows of around $75 and $78, respectively.

They could fall even further - all because Saudis started another oil price war.

OPEC's largest oil producer had just announced that they were cutting oil prices for customers in the United States. The idea is to squeeze margins on U.S. shale production to where it's not profitable to produce.

Naturally, the Saudis fiercely deny the notion of a price war. But you don't have to be a genius to read between the lines.

The Saudis are very frustrated that they are losing control over pricing power they've held for decades. It's annoying them to no end. So, they're fighting back the only way they know how in an attempt to shift the balance back in their favor - by starting a price war with the United States. Unbelievably, they think they can win!

My take is that the Saudis have just made the biggest strategic "pricing error" in the kingdom's history. And, in doing so, they've actually cleared the way for America's shale energy boom and opened up a killer opportunity for this month's recommendation, in particular...