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Commentary from Industry Pros
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on where we are going from here.
We cannot continue to rely on fossil fuels, which threaten public health and the environment, to power our lives. This is especially true since we have the renewable energy alternatives to meet 100% of our electricity demands.
The U.S. can be the worlds leader and supplier of clean carbon electricity and power plants.
Natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) have very important roles in the world's energy supply.
Sometimes in order to see where we are going it is important to look at where we have been. That is likely true of the evolution of the electricity sector.
This month Oregon became the nation's first state to completely do away with coal. Governor Kate Brown signed a bill to get rid of all coal generated energy by 2030.
Fifteen years ago, flat-screen televisions were a rare luxury item, a smart phone was one with an address book, we kept our music on plastic discs, and video chats were a feature in Star Trek episodes.
Mainstream views of investing have evolved. Themes are emerging that reflect the rise of transparency, global connectedness, and a new generation of consumers that is focused on investing with a conscience.
The White House is standing-up a Water Resources intra-agency organization which will function like the go-go days of the Department of Energy with "shovel ready" projects which helped spark today's solar, smart grid and alternative energy industry.
Warren Buffett famously quoted one of the Rothschilds as saying 'the time to buy is when there's blood in the streets.'