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  • Reply to

    Colder Weather Higher Earnings

    by iamp22 Mar 2, 2015 11:05 AM

    AEP & PEG............ will reap the rewards !

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ED Press Release

    by investors_liberation_movement Apr 22, 2015 3:29 PM

    You are posting this same bs on every electric utility message board!

  • Utilities in 3/4 of USA report colder weather and storms ARE causing higher earnings .In some cases double or almost so.

  • By Shuli Ren, Barron's Asia
    China’s energy regulator National Energy Administration released its official
    solar installation target for 2015. Beijing decided to install 17.8 GW.
    This year, there is no mention of a breakdown into large-scale utility solar farms versus
    smaller rooftop distributed projects. Last year, Beijing insisted that the solar industry
    move to rooftop projects, even though the companies had trouble getting financing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • You have nine topics on this page, dopey, including your other ID, whbuttcensored.

  • Shouldn't new homes be constructed with solar-roof a standard.
    It'd save on construction cost for unnecessary roof material & labor.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • You aren't making any money wit your #$%$ spam

  • so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Did you think that solar-power makes the most sense in Sunbelt states?
    I did until I read SCTY's latest earnings report (Shareholder's Letter dated 2-18-2015).
    "California remained our largest market, and the new growth states of Connecticut, Maryland,
    Massachusetts, Nevada and New York accounted for more than 30% of new deployments
    for the first time last quarter. For the year, we deployed a total of 502 MW, or more solar than
    the entire U.S. installed in 2009—including utility-scale."
    It's clear that rooftop solar is growing much more rapidly than most investors presently
    realize. The cost of panels and installation is gradually declining. Note especially
    SCTY's impressive backlog. Less-affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation.
    Affordable kits & panels are available at Home Depot.

    If the White House smartly installs rooftop solar symbolically by July 4th this year,
    the momentum would become enormous. By the election, there could be over 20 million
    solar-roofs with most voters appreciative of President Obama's environmental sagacity.
    I don't see how the GOP can afford to let the Democrats claim credit for rooftop-solar's success
    particularly in their Southern turf. Many environmentalists are Republican or Independent as well.

    Nuclear power-plants have had too many serious accidents to be politically acceptable.
    Wind-power also has too many problems and will likely be abandoned as solar gains.
    Fossil-fuel plants are doomed by concern over greenhouse gases causing climate change.
    I doubt that any nation will continue to build them for much longer even with emissions-capture.
    Obsolete ones will probably be systematically scrapped rather than expensively upgraded as
    GXP just did for its La Cygne coal-fired station for example. Hydropower is largely exhausted.
    The Solar Age is now dawning!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Colder Weather Higher Earnings

    by iamp22 Mar 2, 2015 11:05 AM

    PPL, with 2014 revenues of $12.5 billion, is one of the largest companies in the US utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to 10.5 million customers in the UK and US. In June of 2014, PPL announced an agreement to combine its competitive generation business with the competitive generation business of Riverstone Holdings to form Talen Energy, an independent power producer. Then PPL will spin off Talen Energy to shareholders, in the first half of 2015.

  • SO far announced .. yosista finally kickedyodumfreeloadin azouta her house .. shez a smart lady an she haz a REELDUM Brother !!

  • Reply to

    hypothetical cost-analysis of home-solar

    by whbuncensored Mar 20, 2015 3:44 PM

    Now is the ideal time for a moocher like you to start looking for a job so you can start paying taxes and move out of your sister's basement. Look at it as an investment for your sister since you won't be eating her family's food, taking up valuable storage space, and jacking up her electric bill by sitting in front of the computer all day. You will also be reducing the amount of fossil fuels used by your local utility to generate the excess electricity you use in her home. Good luck.

  • Reply to

    When will REITs solarize the rooftops

    by whbuncensored Mar 11, 2015 1:06 PM

    When wil you stop posting your #$%$ on all the utility message boards. Very tiresome.

  • Must read article in Scientific American, November 2014, pp. 67-71 by David Biello.
    The gist is that rooftop solar power is a growing trend, particularly in sunny locales,
    big enough to threaten electric utilities.
    The implication for investors is that such stocks should be SOLD!

    Further replies by banshee-aliases NOT wanted.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    rooftop-solar's amazing momentum

    by whbuncensored Mar 11, 2015 7:33 AM

    Solar City has a lot of momentum alright...of the downward kind. You must have missed the part about the $402 million loss in 2014 compared to the $177 million loss in 2013. This pos is on a death spiral. This in spite of the fact that SCTY gets hefty subsidies of more than 30%.

  • paying utility stock. I am long, AEP & PEG. Cat

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • When solar-rooftops become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar rooftops
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to an environmentalist mandate.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    solar-roof building code?

    by whbuncensored Mar 15, 2015 8:47 PM

    Do you have solar panels installed on your home? Yes or no?

  • Dividend Doctrine of Investors Liberation Movement
    Dividends can and should be paid ONLY when the company has nil debt,
    its business outlook is satisfactory, it has "surplus" cash defined as money it
    can't productively use in its business, and its stock price is too high to
    appropriately repurchase (meaning without making the remaining shares
    less valuable fundamentally). Any dividend declaration in violation of these
    four conditions is ipso facto NOT in the best interest of shareholders.
    If a dividend is paid, it should be done annually to save expense, occur when
    the company's cash hoard is most abundant, and timed in a manner to
    minimize the tax consequence to shareholders.
    REITs generally should not pay distributions exceeding the legally required
    minimum of 90% of taxable income following the same timing principles.

    Dividents are now being declared by many public companies whose shares are held
    by intermediary institutions on behalf of their unsophisticated holders for completely
    illegitimate reasons that the unsophisticated holders would never approve if they were
    aware of the damaging effects. That's why the First Iron Rule for independent investors
    and the slogan of Investors Liberation Movement is "Never buy mutual funds!"
    Someday, I hope that I.L.M. can approve mutual funds operated according to
    our doctrines because I realize that many ordinary people can't spend the time
    to personally manage their investments.
    /s/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair

    (reposted after being deleted by Fascist Banshee)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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