Renewable Energy

5 Chinese Electric Utility Companies to Invest In

We can’t stop talking about how China is kicking America’s ass in just anything they put their minds to lately. This shouldn’t be a big surprise as there are 1.4 billion of them working 9-9-6, as opposed to some of the tools we have here in America who think all those horrible founders in Silicon Valley “work too […]

Brillouin Energy – Is Cold Fusion or LENR Possible?

In a recent article we touched on nuclear fusion and the development of the tokamak (pronounced toke-a-mack) fusion reactor that needs to achieve temperatures of 100 million degrees in order to do its thang and give us an abundant supply of cheap, clean energy that we can use to spread some freedom around. The situation with […]

Tokamak Energy and How a Tokamak Reactor Works

You’d be excused for thinking that a tokamak is some sort of new vaporizer that lets you micro-dose marijuana in the bathroom at work when in fact it’s a really cool new way to generate energy. Pronounced “toke a mack”, the name comes from a Russian acronym that spells out “toroidal chamber with magnetic coils“, but that’s not […]

4 Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Startups

The term “grid energy storage” refers to the methods we use to store electricity at a large scale. One of the best examples of why you might want to store electricity is solar. When the sun shines, you’re making power, but when the sun sets, the power goes away. Why not use an energy storage solution […]

How to Invest in a Big Chinese Lithium Company

Ever since Elon Musk decided to coat the planet with gigafactories, people have been looking to lithium as a possible “picks and shovels” play on related themes like electric cars or home solar units that use large home batteries. Back in August of 2015, we warned our readers about the dangers of lithium junior mining stocks […]

Why Has the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) Underperformed?

In a recent article, we were raving about the incredible growth of the US solar industry over the past year. With a +95% growth in installations mainly driven by photovoltaics (PV), last year was truly record-breaking for solar energy. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PV is what usually comes to mind when thinking about solar […]

Impact Investing – A Quick Definition and How to Invest

Did you know that 14 billion pounds of garbage (mostly plastic) is dumped into the ocean every year? Yes, we’re really fcuking up this planet good. That’s why we did our part to help by highlighting in a recent article the merits of “environmental social and governance investing” or ESG investing. This is where we […]

What Happened to the Promise of Biofuels?

Spring is here, and the air is fresh with new hopes and possibilities. We’ll get to those in a minute. First, let’s remind ourselves of one, haunting, apocalyptic reality: we are actually running out of fossil fuels. Also, the burning of those fossil fuels releases gas that traps heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, and scientists […]

A List of New Lithium Battery Technology Startups

If you stop and think about it for a second, advances in lithium batteries have powered a fair number of emerging technologies in this decade. Electric cars, drones, smartphones, these are all becoming prolific because of improvements in lithium battery technologies. When it comes to portable batteries, short of some entirely new battery technology being […]

The World’s Largest Generator of Solar and Wind Power

We’re always blown away by what suddenly makes people want to start investing. Just look at how many people ask us every day how they can “buy marijuana stocks”. It usually starts with some 60-minute segment on an exciting emerging technology after which people start doing Google searches to see how they can buy stocks […]