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U.S. solar stocks rally strongly ahead of a Tuesday speech from Pres. Obama in which he's...

U.S. solar stocks rally strongly ahead of a Tuesday speech from Pres. Obama in which he's expected to outline plans to effectively double the amount of renewable energy created on public lands by 2020 (enough to power 6M homes), and to impose regulations of carbon dioxide output from U.S. power plans. First Solar (FSLR +7.6%), which received an upgrade and a bullish coverage launch yesterday, is the biggest winner, but SunEdison (SUNE +5.6%) and SunPower (SPWR +4.2%) are also doing well.
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  • wigit5
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    Prepare for whining about high energy costs in 6 months to a year.
    25 Jun 2013, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • Energysystems
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    Doubling down on failed policy. Hell of a politician.
    25 Jun 2013, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    doubling down on the destruction of the us
    25 Jun 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • moreofthesame
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    when trillions are spent on wars over oil then its just another day at the office but when some money is put into energy sources of the future than the doomsday choir immediately talks about the "destruction of the US"
    Hilarious to say the least.
    25 Jun 2013, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    dangerous assumption to think that just because you don't agree with renewable energy that the same person thinks wars over oil are justified..

     

    although most wars are fought over some form of natural resource land/gold/oil/people/w... not that it makes it right or anything just pointing it out.
    25 Jun 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • Energysystems
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    Check the subsidies on a per kWh basis. If a renewable energy source is viable, it will thrive on it's own. If it isn't, it needs taxpayer money(Ethanol is a great example). We've witnessed our own gov't pump never ending billions into this industry for the last 30+ years. The results? Hilarious.
    25 Jun 2013, 01:55 PM Reply Like
  • Raymond Wiacek
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    ^ This guy knows what hes talking about. I agree 100%
    25 Jun 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • Swliv
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    (A) You have to acknowledge the subsidies, including the wars, to "non-renewable" oil, right? (B) This is an ethanol senator-to-president, I'll acknowledge; I think of Bush2 as the real ethanol president; I would be surprised if more now is being put into corn ethanol beyond maybe (sizable, yes,) ease-down buffer cover; cellulosic sp? ethanol seems another line with maybe more promise (and new fed. investment? dk); 30+ years would lodge ethanol maybe in Synfuels/Carter era, am I right? ah, well; sorry story (to me it seems); & what about the "shale" of Synfuels era? any relation to fracking now? I know there are some major differences, wondering if there are some connections too. (C) Back to A. Can't we sort out the subsidies AND the common sense elements and find a way forward. Now it's just accusations being flung, in these comments at least, it feels. Do you accept the carbon element of the pres's program AT ALL? Can Keystone survive a carbon-neutral analysis?

     

    First thoughts on a day old story & comments that were nonetheless still posted, luckily because I missed it y'day, in the SA lineup. Other lucky element: Happened to buy a little FSLR two days ago.
    26 Jun 2013, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • rocker101
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    Since the future of humanity depends on our hugely reducing our use of fossil fuels and leaving most of the already discover fossil fuel reserves in the ground, I'd say Obama's showing strong positive leadership. Or don't you believe in science?
    25 Jun 2013, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Gumby
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    It is about time we have enough of those millions of leaky PCV hose connections or even capped PCV hose connections that generates so much undesirable air pollution with unburned superheated gas fumes.. We will eventually have solar grills, too. good riddance charcoal and starter fluid!
    25 Jun 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • Gumby
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    Doctors probably are not allowed to suggest that alzheimer's or dementia, etc is related to air pollution.. How else can one's brain be fried like this? Air pollution!
    25 Jun 2013, 04:46 PM Reply Like
  • Gumby
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    We will all be driving EVs . No more annual smog checks! Hooray!
    25 Jun 2013, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • Jim Ash
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    What amazes me is how uninformed both of you are ! I am building the largest solar power plant in the world. RIght now we are producing 275 MWac of clean renewable energy that will eliminate 240 MILLION METRIC TONS of emmissions from the environment.

     

    This project has not cost the tax payers one single penny. the DOE DOES NOT loan money to build solar projects, they guarantee the loans, so if a company is successful, everyone benefits. During this project we have employed more than 3500 workers, pumped MILLIONS into the local and State economy, and the energy costs are LOWER than conventional coal and gas plants.

     

    Quit whining and get your facts straight before you make stupid comments. People like you are what gives solar a bad name
    25 Jun 2013, 09:27 PM Reply Like
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