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Resolution could lead to hydro development in Oregon
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Hot Products Preview

A surprising number of new products are available for the hydroelectric power market. This article contains information on the unique features of just a few of those.
California Solar Declines an Estimated 40 Percent in January

California Solar Declines an Estimated 40 Percent in January

Initial estimates indicate that installation activity in California declined by approximately 40 percent year over year.  
HydroVision Preview: Sneak Peek at the Show Floor

HydroVision Preview: Sneak Peek at the Show Floor

Many exhibitors are already signed up to showcase their products and services in the exhibit hall at HydroVision International 2013 in Denver, Colo. This article provides advance information about some of these companies and what they have to offer.
Alternative Energy Mutual Funds Outpace ETFs

Alternative Energy Mutual Funds Outpace ETFs

Investors love Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). They trade like stocks, and are an easy way to diversify within a certain sector. Over the past year, though, alternative energy investors would have been much better off putting their money in regular mutual funds.
Two Exciting Alternative Energy Themes Investors Should Know About

Two Exciting Alternative Energy Themes Investors Should Know About

Two investment themes in the changing alternative energy landscape have emerged as potential profit centers for investors. To take advantage of these trends, the Roen Financial Report has added in four new companies to the list of about 250 alternative energy companies that we track for our readers.
Are Wind Farms Good Sources for Environmentally Safe Energy?

Are Wind Farms Good Sources for Environmentally Safe Energy?

[Helium.com] Yes: An Assessment of the Ecological Appropriateness of Wind Power. Before I attempt to answer this question, I think it is important that we establish the criteria by which the ecological appropriateness of a technology is normally judged. No: Everything I found on this subject basically referred back to Denmark, who at this time is the world’s leader in […]
Alternative Energy Outperforms All Other Sectors in September

Alternative Energy Outperforms All Other Sectors in September

Alternative energy mutual funds (MF) racked up extremely robust gains in the past year. Returns range from a low of 16 percent, to a high of 64 percent for a mutual fund that is heavy into solar investments. Exchange traded funds (ETF) also did well, but returns are much more variable. They range from a loss of 34 percent for a carbon ETF, to more than doubling of a solar ETF.
Will Outsized Solar Stock Returns Continue?

Will Outsized Solar Stock Returns Continue?

Any way you slice it, solar investing has been on a tear for the last year. Of the 69 solar stocks that the Roen Financial Report tracks, three-quarters are up for the year. On average solar stocks have gained 85 percent for the year, with 60 percent of solar companies up in the double digits. What is most impressive is that the top 17 solar stocks are all up in the triple digits, and one, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), is up 903 percent.
$11 Billion Will Be Invested in Indian Solar Energy by 2017

$11 Billion Will Be Invested in Indian Solar Energy by 2017

Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt., an Indian generator backed by Blackstone Group LP, plans to sell shares in its solar unit as it prepares to double investment in photovoltaic projects to $2 billion by 2016.