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Category: Electricity

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Companies

Friday, March 10, 2017

Renewable Energy’s Problem and the Solution / Companies / Electricity

By: Richard_Mills

The electric vehicle (EV) market, indeed the entire energy storage market, is at the start of an at least decade long major transition.

Why would I think that? Well…

  • Electric cars deliver full torque from a standstill so they have impressive acceleration. They are fun to drive!
  • Electric cars are quiet, there is no combustion, no muffler.
  • Electric cars do not use explosive fuel, there is no gas tank.
  • Electric cars are cheaper to operate, electricity being cheaper than gasoline.
  • Electric cars are also cheaper to maintain than combustion systems. Having far fewer parts makes the car less complex, easier and cheaper to maintain – there’s no ignition, exhaust, timing or cooling systems.
  • Electric cars can be plugged in at home and you wake up with a fully charged battery every day.
  • No more getting ‘hosed’ at the gas station, not even the day before a long weekend when combustion engine car owners are lining up.
  • Road trips have currently been extended to over 400 km on a single charge.
  • A network of charging stations is being built with potential recharge times as low as two minutes.
  • Old batteries can and will be recycled. Current technology saves a minimum of 70 percent on CO2 emissions involved in creating lithium-ion batteries from scratch.
  • Zero tail pipe emissions.
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Companies

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Energy Foreign Ownership Translates into Higher Electric Bills / Companies / Electricity

By: BATR

What exactly is a public utility? If you listen to the government officials in New York State, a foreign company is just dandy and will qualify from the Public Service Commission as a provider of electricity. While this may be old news, the continued adverse fallout from foreign ownership can no longer be flittered away. The latest approval of rate increases goes as an example of how the entire political favoritism system operates. The Buffalo N.Y. News reports, You’re likely to see higher electric bills soon.

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Commodities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

How Much Energy Does The Super Bowl Use? / Commodities / Electricity

By: OilPrice_Com

In the pantheon of American culture, no event is more iconic and distinctly American than the Super Bowl. Like all things American, the Super Bowl is huge, expensive, and a source of incredible passion for fans. Just running a 30-second commercial to the more than 100 million people that watch the game costs nearly $5 million.

So how much electricity and energy go into putting on the Super Bowl?

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Companies

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Just How Unreliable Is the U.S. Electricity Grid? / Companies / Electricity

By: Investment_U

Sean Brodrick writes: Editor’s Note: If you’ve read some of Sean Brodrick’s recent articles, you know how much of a threat cyberattacks currently pose the U.S. This week’s chart comes from Sean’s most recent report, “Smart Grid Security: Cash In on These Four Companies as They Prepare to Secure Our Nation.” To read the full report and learn more about the companies poised to profit from this situation, click here. - Rachel Gearhart, Managing Editor

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Companies

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

America Will Go Dark... Unless These Companies Come to the Rescue / Companies / Electricity

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: Over the next two decades in the United States, it’s going to cost $2 trillion to keep the lights on.

We’re talking about repairs and upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid, which means some of the best stocks to buy now are the companies that do that sort of work.

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Politics

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lenin's Goelro And The Myth Of Total Electrification / Politics / Electricity

By: Andrew_McKillop

LENIN AND THE GOELRO
Announcing the Goelro plan on 21 February 1920, Vladimir Lenin said that communism was to politics what electricity is for the economy, saying: “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country”. Without total electrification “industry cannot be developed” and for Lenin, the plan was even a bulwark against barbarism, ignorance and disease, and a silver bullet for Russian recovery from the ravages of WWar I and the October Revolution.

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Commodities

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oil Companies Shifting To Electric Gold / Commodities / Electricity

By: Andrew_McKillop

PURE AND SIMPLE ECONOMICS
Outside the US, Canada, China, Australia, India, South Africa, Indonesia and a certain number of other countries, electricity has become a highly valued asset for the financial strategy of leading energy companies – starting with Big Oil. In the highest-priced region for electricity – the EU – Eurostat gives the average price for household consumers as 11.9 euro cents (15.5 US cents) per kWh in 2012 pricing electricity at around $248 per barrel of oil equivalent.

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Companies

Friday, July 05, 2013

How to Profit From Africa’s $300 Billion Electricity Boom / Companies / Electricity

By: Money_Morning

Greg Madison writes: President Obama is wrapping up a wide-ranging trip to Africa this week, one in which he talked about everything from human rights, the triumphs of Nelson Mandela, a return to growth in Zimbabwe and the prospects of an African renaissance.

But it was his comments about access to electricity that should have drawn the most attention. The President is setting the stage for a huge leap in Africa's standard of living - and most people probably didn't notice.

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Commodities

Friday, November 30, 2012

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything / Commodities / Electricity

By: OilPrice_Com

As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran's eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy grid is vulnerable to anyone with basic weapons and know-how.

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Commodities

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The End Of Oil And The Coming Electric Economy / Commodities / Electricity

By: Andrew_McKillop

To be sure, rumours of the impending death of oil are exaggerated and anticipate trends - but since 2001 the trend continues. Using IEA data, in 1973 the OECD countries sourced 53% of their total energy  supply from oil, underlining that the post-2001 trend is anything but new.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Renewable Energy Could Cause Your Electric Bill to Plummet in 2013 / Commodities / Electricity

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Kent Moors writes: As we come to the end of an election campaign cycle, something else will be ending as well.

Wind subsidies.

A poster child for the ongoing debate over government support for renewable energy, the wind subsidy will expire at the end of 2012. Amidst the fog and din of a political war, Congress is not going to renew it.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Will US Face Power Blackouts as Drought Hits Electricity Generation? / Commodities / Electricity

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWell, its official - the U.S. government has acknowledged that the U.S. is in the worst drought in over 50 years, since December 1956, when about 58 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate to extreme drought.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center's "" report, "Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 38 percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of July 2012, an increase of about 5 percent from last month... About 57 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the moderate to extreme drought categories (based on the Palmer Drought Index) at the end of July... According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor, about 63 percent of the contiguous U.S. (about 53 percent of the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) was classified as experiencing moderate to exceptional (D1-D4) drought at the end of July."

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Companies

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Investing in Smart Grid Technology: Two Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio / Companies / Electricity

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleG.S. Early writes: There's a saying that goes, when you lose the Internet it's like 1979 but when you lose power it's like 1879.

For a while, we actually lived through it when a big swath of the mid-Atlantic lost power in July. Let me tell you, it was ugly.

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Politics

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Crazy World Of Smart Grids And Carbon Capture / Politics / Electricity

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile the oil-intensive but deindustrialized countries of the West show mounting signs of stress at the prospect of more and further oil price rises, and China moves ever onward on its oil-intensive industrial path racking up huge trade surpluses while paying for all the oil it wants, the twin sideshow of  smart grids and carbon capture still has some headroom, in some countries. The main problem, however, is that CCS is almost certainly impossible, and smart grids will be fantastically expensive.

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