Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks


The days of renewable energy being a niche market are quicklycoming to an end, and as the industry begins to establish itself asa dominant player in the world energy arena, it will also provide acatalyst for one of the greatest investment opportunities of thetwenty-first century. But only those who recognize this reality andact on it will profit from the revolution that is already underway.

Author Jeff Siegel is the Managing Editor at Green ChipStocks—an investment advisory ...

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The days of renewable energy being a niche market are quicklycoming to an end, and as the industry begins to establish itself asa dominant player in the world energy arena, it will also provide acatalyst for one of the greatest investment opportunities of thetwenty-first century. But only those who recognize this reality andact on it will profit from the revolution that is already underway.

Author Jeff Siegel is the Managing Editor at Green ChipStocks—an investment advisory service that focuses on equitiesin the renewable energy market—and over the course of hiscareer, he's guided thousands of Green Chip investors down the pathto profits. Now, with the help of energy experts Chris Nelder andNick Hodge, Siegel shows you how to position your portfolio toachieve long-term investment success in this field.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, Investing in RenewableEnergy puts the depletion of finite resources such as oil, naturalgas, and coal in perspective, and discusses how renewable energysolutions—from solar and wind to geothermal andbiofuels—will usher in a new generation of wealth forinvestors and a new way of life for everyone. Throughout the book,Siegel and company explore various renewable energy technologiesthat are at the forefront of transitioning our energy economy, andshow you how to profit from next-generation renewable energyprojects and companies that are poised to take over where fossilfuels will leave off.

Some of the topics touched on include:

  • Why geothermal power plants that haven't even been built yetcould prove to be one of the most profitable plays in the renewableenergy industry
  • What a twenty-five percent annual growth rate in wind—thefastest growing of all renewable resources—means to the GreenChip investor
  • Where dam-less hydropower systems that generate electricity willmake the most difference
  • When Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles that don't require asingle drop of gasoline or diesel may come online
  • How a new commodities market that delivers profits by tradingCO2 can add even more value to renewable energy stocks

Whether you believe it or not, the age of conventional fossilfuels is quickly coming to an end. And this isn't just an opinionshared by optimists and environmentalists. The fact is some of theworld's largest corporations and institutional investment banks, aswell as local businesses and savvy individuals, are investing inand profiting from renewable energy right now. Don't miss out onthis incredible opportunity. Get on board now and profit from theinnovations that will power our future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470152683
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,559,726
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Siegel is the Managing Editor of Green Chip Stocks, aninvestment advisory service that focuses exclusively on renewableenergy and organic and natural food markets. He is often cited inthe media, and has been a featured guest on Fox, CNBC, andBloomberg Asia. Siegel also works as a consultant, and is afrequent speaker at investment and renewable energy conferences andseminars.

Chris Nelder is a self-taught energy expert who has intensivelystudied peak oil for five years and written hundreds of articles onpeak oil and energy in general. He also founded and published anonline magazine called Better World in the mid-1990s, as part ofhis lifelong interest in fostering environmental and socialresponsibility. Nelder is a frequent contributor to Green ChipStocks, among other publications, and is an active investor inenergy.

nick hodge is the Managing Editor of the Alternative EnergySpeculator, an investment advisory service that focuses primarilyon clean energy and emission-reduction technologies. Hodge has alsowritten extensively on water and infrastructure investing, and hasbeen featured on Canada's Business News Network (BNN).

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Table of Contents


Part I. Transitioning to the New Energy Economy.

Chapter 1. The Global Energy Meltdown.

Chapter 2. The Solar Solution.

Chapter 3. Global Winds.

Chapter 4. The Heat Below.

Chapter 5. What May Wash Up In The Tide.

Chapter 6. What's That Smell?

Chapter 7. The Efficiency Advantage.

Part II. The End of Oil.

Chapter 8. Foreign Oil: The Path to Suicide.

Chapter 9. Biofuels: More than Just Corn.

Chapter 10. Plugged-In Profits.

Part III. The Science and Profitability of ClimateChange.

Chapter 11. Global Warming: The Not-So-Great Debate.

Chapter 12. Profiting from Pollution.

Conclusion. The Greatest Investment Opportunity of the21st Century.


About the Authors.


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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    Good on understanding but pushes the site too much

    I enjoy reading what market advisors say but almost never follow their advice. I'm a firm believer that no one sells what works for the price of a book or a short seminar. After all, if it really does work, the advisor would have to charge a prohibitive amount to make up for profits he/she will lose due to creating competition. Yet I continue to read because I can get ideas. That was my approach to this book.<BR/><BR/>Unfortunately, books take time to go from being written to arriving in the library and book stores. Mr. Siegel is bitten by this time lapse in his preface, where he points out how the price of gasoline is rising rapidly. I wish he had stuck with his premise of we need to make changes because consuming hydrocarbons has a natural limit - we will eventually use up all that is readily available.<BR/><BR/>A first step in accepting the premise of the book is to accept that we are nearing the peak production for various sources of energy. I recall doing a study about 30 years ago where I was asked to predict oil movement for the next 20 years. Using oil field production numbers, I would have had to conclude that the pipeline where I worked would be mostly useless at the end of that 20 year period because the fields should have been completely depleted. As that company is still pumping oil from the same areas, I think it's fair to say that other sources of oil were found. My assumption was that there would be other discoveries.<BR/><BR/>One can accept that finite, consumable resources will eventually run out. However, the timing is critical. Invest too soon and one's investment can become useless; wait to invest and the best deals will be missed. To me, it's much like other investing. You should never seek to hit the highs and lows but should be in AFTER the low is firmly established. (A discussion of getting out around the high is not germane to this review of this book.) To me, it would make more sense to wait until these technologies are firmly established before one invests. (In fact, the authors say as much when it comes to investing in battery technology.) Of course, installing solar water heating or power generation in your home can make sense now. I'm not sure the same holds true for investing in the companies making the equipment.<BR/><BR/>As for the book, it is clearly written in a well organized manner. They also give examples of past recommendations. The only negative is that the book hits too hard on recommending their site. As with many books purporting to teach one how to invest, they keep implying that it takes too much effort so why not use their service? That is a given when one picks up a book written by any advisor and does a disservice for the good work presented in the book.

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