HENDERSON, NV / ACCESSWIRE / April 8, 2019 / As of 2016, global investment in energy efficiency was at $231 billion, as stated by International Energy Agency. That number could grow as Canada just pledged investment to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation. Moreover, a new report out in March revealed that investing $500 billion in making U.S. residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient would benefit the planet, save money, and create millions of jobs.
Retail investors looking for direct investments into energy efficiency companies should research, CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK). CLSK was ranked as a top 10 microgrid by Navigant Research last year. The company has also developed a microgrid power solution for the cannabis industry, which can reduce energy costs by up to 82%. This represents a huge potential revenue stream for the company. Due to this fact, the company has stated that marketing to cannabis companies is one of their top initiatives for 2019. Recently, the company closed on $5 million round of funding, engaged a firm to navigate their uplisting, and as far as currently operation go, announced the near completion of a $900k contract to install a CLSK microgrid at a U.S. Marine Corps Base and have been progressing on a $18.3 million deal with NYSE company MAC. This could be big, so start your research today.
Today we are highlighting: CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK), Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE), TransAlta Corporation (TAC), Seaspan Corporation (SSW), and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI).
In recent news, CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK) (Market Cap: $142.520M; Share Price: $3.435) announced that it has delivered approximately $357,000 in custom electrical equipment to customers and received new orders of approximately $438,000 since the closing of the definitive agreement on January 22, 2019 to acquire the intellectual property of Pioneer Critical Power Inc. The custom equipment backlog has increased to approximately $3.9 million, an increase of approximately 8.3% from the backlog levels on the date of acquisition. Their acquisition of intellectual property of Pioneer Critical Power Inc. has already been a boon for their bottom line.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) (Market Cap: $644.547M; Share Price: $3.15) rose 39% in March, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The advance came after the company's March 12 earnings release. Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "We're exiting 2018 with good volume growth and excellent momentum from a successful year. Our operating results for 2018 were the best in the past five years and we finished 2018 with more cash and investments than debt, this after paying down $185.5 million in convertible debt during the year leaving us with only $50 million of convertible debt due in July 2020. We go into 2019 with two of the largest energy companies in the world, Total and BP, as key partners.”
Clean Energy Fuels sells natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The company supplies renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles; and offers operation and maintenance services for public and private vehicle fleet customer stations.
TransAlta Corporation (TAC) (Market Share: $2.091B; Share Price: $7.36) recently announced an investment by Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners that crystalizes the value of its Hydro Assets, enhances its financial position to execute its strategy, and accelerates the opportunity to return capital to shareholders. This investment will ensure TransAlta will transition to 100% clean energy by 2025. Brookfield will invest $750 million in TransAlta through the purchase of exchangeable securities. TransAlta will direct $350 million to advance the company's coal to gas transition strategy, up to $250 million to buy back shares over three years, and the remainder to advance the development of existing and new growth projects and for general corporate purposes.
TransAlta Corporation operates as non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing company in Canada, the United States, and Western Australia. It operates through eight segments: Canadian Coal, U.S. Coal, Canadian Gas, Australian Gas, Wind and Solar, Hydro, Energy Marketing, and Corporate.
Seaspan Corporation (SSW) (Market Cap: $2.012B; Share Price: $9.36) reported earnings per diluted share of $0.25 for the fourth quarter and $1.31 for the full year, including record operating earnings of $134.4 million for the fourth quarter and $469.9 million for the full year 2018. It recently announced a framework agreement (the "Agreement") for strategic cooperation with COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd. ("COSCO SHIPPING Energy"). COSCO SHIPPING Energy specializes in LNG, oil products, and other energy transportation under China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd., ("COSCO Shipping"), and has the largest LNG fleet in China. Pursuant to the Agreement, both parties are committed to strengthening their exchange of and collaboration on opportunities relating to LNG investments, LNG projects, LNG transportation, ethane transportation, or other related and mutually beneficial projects.
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (HASI) (Market Cap: $1.617B; Share Price: $25.60) recently received the prestigious Renewable Energy Leadership Award from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy.
Hannon Armstrong focuses on solutions that reduce carbon emissions and increase resilience to climate change by providing capital and specialized expertise to the leading companies in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainable infrastructure markets. It is the first U.S. public company exclusively focused on financing solutions to climate change.
Priyanka Goel, CFA
This article was written by Regal Consulting, LLC (“Regal Consulting”). Regal Consulting has agreed to a three-month term consulting agreement with CLSK dated 9/12/18. The agreement calls for $10,000 in cash, and 30,000 restricted 144 shares of CLSK per month. Regal and CLSK have signed an amendment to extend the contract for twelve months starting 10/10/18, and increased the cash component to $20,000 per month. CLSK has paid an additional $12,000 for services provided in November. CLSK has paid an additional $88,000 for services provided in December. CLSK has paid an additional $100,000 for services for January. CLSK has paid an additional $100,000 for services for February. Regal was paid an additional $100,000 for March services. CLSK has paid All payments were made directly by Clean Spark, Inc. to Regal Consulting, LLC. to provide investor relations services, of which this article is a part of. Regal Consulting also paid one thousand dollars cash to microcapspeculators.com to distribute this article. Regal Consulting may have a position in the securities mentioned in this article at the time of publication, and may increase or decrease its position without notice. This article is based on public information and the opinions of Regal Consulting. CLSK was given an opportunity to edit this article. This article contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any results predicted herein. Regal Consulting is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide or claim to provide investment advice.
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