Seeking Alpha

Michael Michaud's  Instablog

Michael Michaud
Send Message
Michael Michaud is the founder of ( and the Invest2Success Blog ( He has been investing and trading in the financial markets since 1989. He founded to empower individual institutional... More
My company:
My blog:
Invest2Success Blog
  • Google Investing In Renewable Energy 0 comments
    Jan 15, 2013 7:24 PM | about stocks: GOOG, YHOO, MSFT

    Peak Price Peak Oil

    Special Report: Picking the Right Peak

    See Below for Our List of Top Bio-Energy Investment Stocks

    Google Renewable Energy

    January 15, 2013 - Google Investing in Renewable Energy by Zacks Investment Research

    Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), the world's most popular Internet search engine provider has announced that it will invest $200 million in a wind farm in west Texas.

    The company stated that the wind project is a 161-megawatt facility built by EDF Renewable Energy and could generate sufficient energy to power 60,000 homes. The energy harnessed from this project is contracted to a utility company mainly serving Texas and New Mexico. Google has been focusing on renewable energy to power its data centers. Since 2010, the company has made 10 other investments in renewable-energy projects. These projects can together generate 2 gigawatts of power or enough to power 500,000 U.S. homes for one year.

    Currently, over 30% of Google's operations use renewable energy to power data centers. The company has already completed two large-scale Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to buy renewable energy from NextEra's Story County II facility in Iowa and Minco II facility in Oklahoma.

    In September last year, Google signed an agreement to buy wind energy from the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) for its Oklahoma data center. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) also bought 200 acres of property in Catawba County for $3 million in an effort to run its North Carolina data center using renewable energy.

    The increased use of renewable energy by Google and other cloud computing providers will help to reduce global warming and fossil fuel consumption.

    Google delivered a strong third quarter, with gross revenue touching a record $14.10 billion. Revenues from both Google-owned and partner sites, continued to grow double digits on a year-over-year basis. Historically, Google has always fared better than Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) search, which has been struggling for survival and Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Bing, which is yet to gain critical mass.

    However, legal entanglements related to competitive matters or patent infringements remain an overhang. Google retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

    Click Here for a Free Trial of Zacks Investment Research

    Motif Investing

    Energy Ideas and Themes Investing with Motif
    A Motif is a portfolio of up to 30 stocks reflecting an investing idea. Pick an actionable idea from trends and events in our investing catalog. Customize a motif to your needs by adding deleting stocks or change portfolio weightings. The new easy low-risk high-profit way to invest in all types of new and old global energy stocks.

    Commodity Code

    "Commodity Code" Oil Gold Silver AutoTrade Metatrader Expert Advisor
    The commodity code is a 3 level system. Level 1: The Commodity Code Trading Station Gathers Gold, Oil and Silver quotes directly from the banks. It identifies the common patterns when the big banks are moving the price significantly. Level 2: Commodity Code analyizes the pattern and the signals and decides if there is a profitable low-risk high-reward trading opportunity to apply it. Level 3: The approved signal reaches your Metatrader terminal instantly, opening the profitable trade for you on autopilot.

    Elliott Wave Oil Forecasts

    Elliott Wave Energy Futures Forecasts



    WorldCupAdvisor - Trade with the Pros
    Minimum Opening Deposit: USD 15,000.00

    Talented professionals from around the world display their live futures and forex trading accounts in real time on WCA and allow subscribers to follow their activity. You can follow the trading of any WCA lead account automatically in your own account with World Cup AutoTrade service.

    Gold Oil Stock ETF Alerts

    Oil and Gold Newsletter
    USA & Canadian Gold ETF Trading Strategies and Signals

    High probability stock, index, sector, commodity, bond, & currency ETF trade alerts. US trading signals, Gold & Silver - GLD, SLV, Gold Stocks - GDX, Crude Oil - USO, Natural Gas - UNG, Index Trading - DIA, SPY, Bonds, Foriegn Investments US & Canadian Stocks. Canadian trading signals, Gold & Silver - CEF.A, Gold Stocks - HGU, HGD, Crude Oil - HOU, HOD, Natural Gas - HNU, HND, Index Trading - XIU, HXU, HXD, Bonds, Foriegn Investments, US & Canadian Stocks.

    Oil and Gas Investor

    Oil and Gas Investing
    Oil and Gas Investor is your complete source for information about the financial world of oil and gas. An interactive, searchable version of Hart Energy Publishing's Oil and Gas Investor Magazine, this site also provides you with online content from OGI This Week and A&D Watch. In addition to providing daily analysis of trends and industry events, our editors interpret the news to highlight opportunities for you, whether your company explores for petroleum or provides finance, capital and advisory services to oil and gas operators.

    Tesla Secret

    Nikola Tesla Secret - Exposing Tesla's "FREE Energy" Device
    Discover How to Use a 100 Year Old Device to Generate FREE Electricity


    SolarCity - A Cleaner, More Affordable Alternative to Your Utility Bill
    As utility rates continue to rise every year-so will your savings-resulting in thousands in savings over the lifetime of your system. SolarCity makes solar affordable and easy. SolarCity makes it more affordable than ever to go solar. There is no upfront capital investment and installation is free. You simply pay for solar power by the month. And we make it easy. From our free solar consultation to our post installation support, SolarCity manages every step of the process. We even take care of all permits and government rebates to lower your cost, handling all paperwork and maximizing your savings. Home energy evaluations. Only SolarCity offers energy efficiency with solar to holistically address a home's energy needs. After fully evaluating your home, we provide a detailed report that highlights the most effective home improvement options and prioritizes what changes will have the greatest reduction on your utility bills. SolarCity's remodeling and construction services transform a home's health, efficiency and environmental footprint. Call today to see how much you could save.


    Buy Solar Panels Photovoltaic Solar Power DIY Solar for Home Energy
    GoGreenSolar is your trusted source for solar panels, wind turbines, LED lights, and energy efficiency. Let us help you go green today! Green energy makes economic sense. Millions of jobs can be created, while saving our economy trillions of dollars! The environment will thank us. By embracing green energy we can clean up the air we breathe and reduce the impact fossil fuel based energy has on our world. Green energy has a social benefit. Billions of people around the world still have no access to basic electricity. When green energy goes mainstream with economies of scale, everyone will have access to clean, reliable, efficient renewable energy.

    K-Tor Electric Generator

    Human Powered Electricity Generators by K-Tor
    The Pocket Socket a hand-cranked generator that provides electrical power on the go! It is perfect for anyone who needs to charge a portable electronic device immediately, but does not have access to a wall outlet. From the business traveler to outdoor enthusiast, commuting student to emergency personnel, the Pocket Socket is a great eco-friendly source for emergency backup power. Fully functional anytime, anywhere, it lets you charge a wide variety of electronic devices, including, but not limited to, your cell phone, mp3 player, camera, GPS, or tablet. If you need an adapter included to convert to European two pin standard from US, please let us know. Size: 2.5 x 2.25 x 6.875 inches Weight: 14oz. Power Output: 10W 120V DC @2Hz

    Solar Stirling Plant

    Solar Powered Stirling Engine to Generate Free Energy and Electricity
    The Stirling Engine was created in 1816 by Robert Stirling a Scottish Inventor and is a fueless engine that re-generates its own power and provides free power generation capabilites. You may not have heard about it because global energy companies don't want you to know about it so they can make more profits. It's powered by heat differentials, and one of the most efficient ways to power a Stirling Engine is from the Sun. This is the most efficient Stirling Engine Power Plant we've seen yet.

    All Battery

    Total Power Solution for Every Battery Need
    We offer rechargeable batteries and chargers that are made with industry leading technologies, and the most cost effective manufacturing process. In addition, we offer you a wide spectrum of valuable information on batteries and chargers for your in-depth understanding of the battery world. Our high quality customer service are specially designed and dedicated to offer you a secure, friendly, convenient, private, and informed shopping experience. With our own direct manufacturing of top-quality rechargeable batteries and chargers, we are committed to providing the best battery products and service to you at the most attractive prices. You can easily realize 40-80% saving from the price at retail stores.

    How To Make Biodiesel At home

    How To Make Biodiesel Fuel At Home


    Biodiesel Fuel Chemical Solar Supplies Alternative Energy Store


    Top BioEnergy Companies

    Click the bioenergy company links below to review their operations description along with fundamental and technical analysis from Google Finance.

    Abengoa Bioenergy, Amyris, BlueFire Renewables, BP Biofuels, Cargill, Ceres, Chevron, Codexis, Cosan,Coskata, DuPont Cellulosic, Dynamic Fuels, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Enerkem, Fulcrum Bioenergy,Genencor, Genomatica, Gevo, Honeywell's UOP, KiOR, LS9, Mascoma, Monsanto, Neste Oil, Novozymes,OriginOil, Petrobras, POET, Rentech, Shell, Solazyme, Waste Management

Back To Michael Michaud's Instablog HomePage »

Instablogs are blogs which are instantly set up and networked within the Seeking Alpha community. Instablog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors, in contrast to contributors' articles.

Comments (0)
Track new comments
Be the first to comment
Full index of posts »
Latest Followers


More »

Latest Comments

Posts by Themes
Instablogs are Seeking Alpha's free blogging platform customized for finance, with instant set up and exposure to millions of readers interested in the financial markets. Publish your own instablog in minutes.