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Profiting from clean energy: a complete guide to trading green in solar, wind, ethanol, fuel cell, power efficiency, carbon credit industries, and more

Author: Asplund, Richard W. Series: Wiley trading series Publisher: Wiley, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 370 p. : Graphs/Ill./Maps/Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780470117996Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Profiting from Clean Energy A Complete Guide to Trading Green in Solar, Wind, Ethanol, Fuel Cell, Power Efficiency, Carbon Credit Industries, and More Contents Acknowledgments Introduction CHAPTER 1 Clean Energy Investments and Performance: The Show Has Just Begun Clean Energy Business Startup Angel Investing Venture Capital Publicly Traded Stocks Clean Energy Stocks Listed Outside the U.S. Large-cap Stocks Global Petroleum Companies Clean Energy Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Green Mutual Funds Global ETFs and Green Mutual Funds Futures and Options Investment Criteria for Publicly Traded Stocks Valuation and Bubbles Clean Energy Stock Performance CHAPTER 2 Catalysts for the Clean Energy Industry Fossil Fuel Negatives: Pollution, CO2 Emissions, Cartels, Price Spikes, and Rising Prices Energy Security Growing Global Energy Demand Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change xiii 1 5 5 7 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 20 21 21 22 23 27 27 31 33 36 Clean Energy Technology Improvements Demand for Distributed Power Solutions Due to Grid Unreliability Rising Electricity Prices Could the Clean Energy Movement Fizzle if Oil Prices Plunge? Clean Energy Catalysts: Investment Conclusion CHAPTER 3 The Government Push: Strong Enough to Get Clean Energy to Fossil Fuel Parity? Types of Government Clean Energy Incentives and Mandates Renewable Energy Targets Worldwide Government Clean Energy Support Initiatives in the United States A Post-Kyoto Carbon Emissions Framework CHAPTER 4 Clean Energy Potential: Double-Digit Growth for Decades Overview of Global and U.S. Energy Flows Overview of U.S. Electricity Generation Sources Fossil Fuel Market Size: Even a Nose Under the Tent Is Worth Billions Renewable Energy Forecasts CHAPTER 5 Solar Power: The Sky Is the Limit Solar Thermal Power Solar Photovoltaic Power Solar Power Industry Growth Rates Demand Generated by Government Incentives and Regulation Solar Power Pricing and Competitiveness Upstream Solar Players: Polysilicon and Wafer Producers Thin Film Threats to Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Upgraded Metallurgical Silicon (uMGS): A Threat to Traditional Polysilicon Producers? Solar PV Cell and Module Producers The Investment Outlook for Solar Cell/Module Manufacturers 39 40 41 43 46 47 48 50 53 57 61 62 65 69 70 75 75 81 89 91 99 103 112 116 118 122 CHAPTER 6 Wind Power: The Dutch Windmill Gets a Technology Makeover Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Power How Do Wind Turbines Work? Technological Developments Offshore Wind Industry Growth Rates and Prospects for Future Growth The Economics of Wind Power Government-Sponsored Incentives Wind Industry Issue: Component Shortages Wind Industry Players CHAPTER 7 Fuel Cells: Present and Accounted for in Some Applications Already Advantages and Disadvantages of Fuel Cells What is a Fuel Cell? Overview of the Technology Fuel Cell Industry Analysis: Industry Players Fuel Cell Industry Target Markets Commercialization Challenges CHAPTER 8 Geothermal Power: Dante's Contribution to Clean Energy Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Power Geothermal Resources The Extraction of Geothermal Energy Geothermal Power Plant Systems Under Development Geothermal Heat Pumps Economics of Geothermal Power The Future of Geothermal Energy CHAPTER 9 Cleaner Utilities: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks Green Power Marketing Programs Renewable Energy Certificates Sources of Renewable Energy Methane Gas Extraction 125 126 128 129 130 131 133 135 137 137 147 148 149 154 158 158 163 163 165 167 169 170 171 172 177 178 180 181 183 Companies Operating in Biomass and Biogas Wave and Tide Power CHAPTER 10 Power Efficiency: 'The Cheapest and Most Available Source of Energy is the Energy We Waste' Efficient Appliances Efficient Lighting Efficient Buildings--Green Buildings Companies Involved in Building Efficiency CHAPTER 11 Smart Meters: Getting Smart on Grid Efficiency and Reliability Smart Grid Demand Response as a Power Efficiency Solution The Role of Smart Meters Demand Response and Advanced Metering Benefits of Smart Meters Current Smart Meter Usage Advanced Metering Costs and Benefits Southern California Edison's Business Case Experience for Advanced Metering Interoperability and Industry Standards Global Demand Response U.S. Regulators--Generally Positive Toward Advanced Metering What is Ahead for the Smart Meter Industry? Industry Meter Penetration Rates and Upgrade Opportunities Smart Meter Industry Growth Rates Electricity Meter Market Shares CHAPTER 12 Power Storage and Backup Systems: When the Grid Just Won't Do Types of Direct Electricity Storage Systems Types of Power Storage Systems Target Market Sizes 184 185 187 189 190 197 198 201 201 203 206 210 210 211 212 214 214 215 216 216 217 218 219 225 227 231 233 CHAFFER 13 Clean Transportation: Electric Hybrids Are Charged Up and Ready to Go The Internal Combustion Engine: Can It Be Saved? Alternative Fuels for the Internal Combustion Engine Eliminating the Internal Combustion Engine Hybrid Gasoline-Electric Vehicles Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Players All-Electric Vehicles Clean Transportation Investment Conclusions 237 238 239 241 242 244 246 247 249 CHAPTER 14 Ethanol and Biofuels: Long-Term Transportation Solution or Flash in the Pan until More Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Technologies Take Over? 253 Biofuels: What Are They? Advantages and Disadvantages U.S. Government Support for Ethanol Obstacles for the U.S. Ethanol Industry Brazilian Competition How Far Can Ethanol Go to Replace Gasoline in the U.S. Transportation Fuel Supply? The Future of Ethanol: Cellulosic-Based Ethanol Ethanol Company Investment Analysis U.S. Ethanol Industry Market Shares Ethanol Investment Conclusions Companies Supporting the U.S. Ethanol Industry CHAPTER 15 Trading Biofuel Markets: Feedstock Frenzy Ethanol Corn Sugar Soybean Oil Palm Oil 253 254 257 258 260 263 265 266 269 271 272 275 275 278 280 281 283 CHAPTER 16 Big Coal--Meet Your New Partners: Cleaner Coal Technology and Carbon Capture Global Coal Usage U.S. Coal Companies Cleaner Coal Technologies Cleaner Burning Coal Coal-Fired Power Plant Pollution Controls Coal Gasification and CO2 Sequestration Algae-Based CO2 Absorption Coal-to-Liquid Transportation Fuel Clean Coal Investment Conclusions CHAPTER 17 Carbon Trading: Poised to Become the World's Largest Commodity Market? Trading European CO2 Allowances Causes of Price Movements European Cap-and-Trade CO2 Emissions Background Explanation Chicago Climate Exchange CHAPTER 18 Investment Conclusions 285 286 287 289 289 290 291 293 294 295 297 297 300 302 303 307 Appendix Notes Index 311 319 351

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