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  • Reply to

    momentum of rooftop solar

    by whbuncensored 19 hours ago
    whbuncensored whbuncensored 1 hour 31 minutes ago Flag

    Did you read its report and note the backlog?
    For BRK-Energy and the coal-hauling business of freight railroads,
    the outlook is quite grim indeed!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored 1 hour 37 minutes ago Flag

    Petra Nova, a 50/50 joint venture between NRG and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, is developing
    a commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture project at NRG's WA Parish generating station
    southwest of Houston, Texas.
    This project is designed to capture approximately 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from a 240 MW
    slipstream of flue gas and use or sequester 1.6 million tons of this greenhouse gas annually.
    The demonstration project is expected to be operational in 2016.
    At 240 MW, Petra Nova WA Parish will be the largest post-combustion carbon capture project installed
    on an existing coal-fueled power plant. The technology has the potential to enhance the long-term
    viability and sustainability of coal-fueled power plants across the U.S. and around the world.
    The project has been selected by DOE to receive up to $167 million as part of the Clean Coal Power
    Initiative Program (CCPI), a cost-shared collaboration between the federal government and industry.
    (website) Shouldn't the entire CCPI be immediately scrapped!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored 1 hour 54 minutes ago Flag

    "By the end of 2015, NRG Home Solar expects to have 35,000-40,000 lease customers totaling
    approximately 245–280 MW, of which 25,000-30,000 are expected to be added during the year 2015."
    Where?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored 2 hours 7 minutes ago Flag

    a transfer of property that is made to swindle, hinder, or delay a creditor,
    or to put such property beyond the creditor's reach. (legal dictionary)

    When companies systematically pay out more than they earn,
    they're also potentially harming their creditors by leaving them with less security
    for their loans in the event something goes wrong.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored 2 hours 11 minutes ago Flag

    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

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored 2 hours 16 minutes ago Flag

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

    momentum of rooftop solar

    by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 12:26 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored 2 hours 24 minutes ago Flag

    "Not worth it on existing homes"? Did you read SCTY's report? Evidently,
    hundreds of thousands of existing homeowners have thought otherwise so far.
    Your banshee-advice is quite disingenuous. Dividends are suicidal sucker's bait!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    "Solar Wars"

    by investors_liberation_movement Feb 22, 2015 11:30 AM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored 2 hours 34 minutes ago Flag

    Worldwide there have been 99 accidents at nuclear power plants.
    Fifty-seven accidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster, and 57% (56 out of 99)
    of all nuclear-related accidents have occurred in the USA. (Read more at Wikipedia.)
    Note the 1961 explosion at SL-1 prototype at the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho.
    All 3 operators were killed when a control rod was removed too far.
    Like many, I once held high hopes for nuclear energy that would be "too cheap to meter".
    Historical experience has severely disenchanted the American public unfortunately..

    See also "List of countries by electricity consumption" at Wikipedia.

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • 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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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: 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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • 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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

    Shouldn't SRE reduce or suspend

    by whbuncensored Feb 6, 2015 4:46 PM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored 22 hours ago Flag

    Your reply shows an "ostrich effect". (defined at Wikipedia)
    Real-estate owners have the same sunshine with no need to buy electricity from SRE
    nor pay dividends. Rooftop-solar owners have only one compelling reason to connect
    to SRE's grid, i.e. to sell electricity to the utility.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    momentum of rooftop-solar

    by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 3:23 AM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored 22 hours ago Flag

    A nuclear and radiation accident is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency as "an event that has led to significant consequences to people,
    the environment, or the facility." Examples include lethal effects to individuals, large radioactivity release to the environment, or reactor core melt." (Wikipedia)

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • 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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 12:26 PM Flag

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 11:41 AM Flag

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 11:08 AM Flag

    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 2-18-2014).
    "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. I think less affluent homeowners will begin d-i-y installation
    next year or sooner when kits & panels become available in Home Depot, Lowes, et al.

    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

    momentum of rooftop-solar

    by whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 3:23 AM
    whbuncensored whbuncensored Feb 26, 2015 11:04 AM Flag

    Worldwide there have been 99 accidents at nuclear power plants.
    Fifty-seven accidents have occurred since the Chernobyl disaster, and 57% (56 out of 99)
    of all nuclear-related accidents have occurred in the USA. (Read more at Wikipedia.)
    Note the 1961 explosion at SL-1 prototype at the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho.
    All 3 operators were killed when a control rod was removed too far.
    Like many, I once held high hopes for nuclear energy that would be "too cheap to meter".
    Historical experience has severely disenchanted the American public unfortunately..

    See also "List of countries by electricity consumption" at Wikipedia.

    Please specify what comments in "Solar Wars" are hyperbole.
    Its point is that rooftop-solar is a growing trend that threatens to displace
    vast amounts of electricity generation by utilities' assets. Fossil-fuel plants
    are likely going to be shuttered in large numbers rather soon resulting in
    massive write-offs and burdensome costs that regulators may be reluctant
    or unable to fully compensate.

    I was surprised that SCTY has so much business as far north as New England.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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