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  • Dominion Resources misses by $0.19  [View news story]
    I question whether Dominion is a good investment. The public is going to hold them accountable.

    See this upcoming protest-

    WE WON'T STAND FOR IT! **STATE-WIDE EVENT**


    GOALS:

    - Repeal these permits.

    - Immediate resignation of David Paylor (director of VA
    DEQ)

    - Require Dominion to treat the wastewater to
    drinking quality standards (which DEQ admits is
    possible.) As of now this is not required.

    - Court injunctions of BOTH discharge permits.

    WHY: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) just passed two permits that will allow Dominion Virginia Power to dump MILLIONS of gallons of highly toxic coal ash wastewater PER DAY into Virginia's waterways, including our James and Potomac Rivers.

    Not only has the health of the James River experienced a tremendous rebound in recent decades, it is also our DRINKING water. We will not let Dominion use it as dumping grounds for their egregious mistakes!

    These coal ash ponds have been leeching into the grounds and our water for decades. And now, Dominion's first response to "clean up" their mess is to dump it in our rivers.

    On top of that, Dominion has a history of greenwashing in the city of Richmond and throughout the state. They literally buy public favor with their name. Dominion would have you believe they are a responsible, green energy company, but the reality is that they are the biggest polluter in the state. The people of Virginia are waking up to Dominion's false image and will no longer be satisfied with annual greenwashing events like Dominion RiverRock or their "donating" millions to non-profits to have theatres named after them.

    Dumping toxic coal ash wastewater into our rivers sets a dangerous precendent. We WILL NOT be the next Flint, Michigan!
    Feb 1, 2016. 07:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced Technologies Sapphire Materials Business Goes Far Beyond Apple  [View article]
    Long GTAT, but I am wondering about the environmental implications. Can you recycle sapphire?
    Sep 19, 2014. 07:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Geothermal Stocks Warming Up  [View article]
    I got too burnt by Nevada Geothermal to invest anymore. But as an alternative energy enthusiast, I am hope these companies find success.
    Nov 27, 2012. 11:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After all the controversy over the Northern Gateway project’s risks to the environment and its uneven distribution of the benefits, Enbridge (ENB) is appealing to the greater good - likening it to the Canadian Pacific Railway and St. Lawrence Seaway - in hearings before a review panel. The question is whether it can sway narrow interests that have hardened over the years.  [View news story]
    Is the environment a "narrow interest"?

    Really?
    Sep 5, 2012. 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP (BP +0.6%) opens modestly higher after the Sunday Times reported it is nearing a £7.4B ($15B) settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice as it seeks to draw a line under the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The deal reportedly would resolve all criminal and civil penalties, removing the overhang of a lengthy and costly legal battle.   [View news story]
    Obama should have taken away BP America's corporate charter, in effect, using the 'corporate death penalty'. Of course, like most American politicians these days, he is SOLD OUT and would not challenge corporate power like that. BP will not learn anything from this. They will treat this settlement just as cost of doing business.
    Jul 16, 2012. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The issue of legality may have been settled on Obamacare, but the debate about the law is just starting to heat up. Republican Rand Paul calls the decision "bone-headed," insisting that "The whole thing remains unconstitutional." Meanwhile, Democrat Nancy Pelosi went out on Twitter to declare "Victory for the American people!" One thing remains for sure: The uncertainty that has plagued the markets over this bill for the past two years shows no signs of abating any time soon.   [View news story]
    Dr. Stein made her position crystal clear, saying that, “We must implement a publicly administered non-profit system with no premiums, no deductibles, no co-pays and no co-insurance. This kind of system is proven. It is providing affordable health care all across the developed world, and providing better health outcomes. It's the only fiscally sound approach to health care costs because it eliminates the inefficiencies of private insurance corporations, and provides effective cost controls. And it can’t reasonably be challenged on constitutional grounds."

    http://bit.ly/N07cnL
    Jun 28, 2012. 09:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Canadian province of Alberta suffers its second major oil spill this month, as Enbridge's (ENB +0.5%) Elk Point pumping station leaks 230K liters of heavy crude. The Energy Resources Conservation Board says the oil has not spilled into any waterways; ENB says the cause of the leak appears to be a failure of a flange gasket.   [View news story]
    Disastrous and wrong
    Jun 20, 2012. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ormat Technologies: Shame About The Price  [View article]
    Got burned by Nevada Geothermal. Its going to be a while before I take another swing at a geothermal stock outside of what I own in ETF and mutual fund shares.
    May 28, 2012. 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sierra Club says it will block Dominion Resources' (D +0.6%) plan to export 1B cubic feet per day of Marcellus Shale liquefied natural gas through the company's Cove Point, Md. terminal. A previous legal settlement gives Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing terminal. (earnings)   [View news story]
    http://bit.ly/K6g78U
    Apr 27, 2012. 06:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sierra Club says it will block Dominion Resources' (D +0.6%) plan to export 1B cubic feet per day of Marcellus Shale liquefied natural gas through the company's Cove Point, Md. terminal. A previous legal settlement gives Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing terminal. (earnings)   [View news story]
    Real world?

    http://wapo.st/I8vwAq

    Excerpt:

    Perhaps you remember the Dominion Power print ads that ran last year. Big, glossy spreads showing seagrass bending in the breeze, with a picture of a wind turbine and the words, “Natural. Abundant. Renewable. Wind. That’s why we’re harnessing it to help power Virginia’s energy future.”

    Only, it turns out, it isn’t. It never was. Forced to reveal the energy sources the company uses to meet Virginia’s voluntary renewable portfolio standards, Dominion admitted that its customers in Virginia are getting precisely zero wind power.
    Apr 26, 2012. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sierra Club says it will block Dominion Resources' (D +0.6%) plan to export 1B cubic feet per day of Marcellus Shale liquefied natural gas through the company's Cove Point, Md. terminal. A previous legal settlement gives Sierra Club the ability to reject any significant changes to the purpose or footprint of the existing terminal. (earnings)   [View news story]
    @#$% Dominion. Talk about obstructionist!

    For years, Dominion Virginia Power executives have been raking in millions while using their dirty energy money to buy political power. They’ve been making backroom deals to rig the rules for fossil fuels and for themselves.

    They generate ZERO electricity for rate payers from wind or solar power but they’ve bamboozled Virginia-mandated electricity rates to include a whopping $76 million renewable energy reward for themselves.

    We are outraged and Dominion needs to know it. If this is what business as usual looks like, then business as usual isn’t acceptable and has to stop before the planet cooks. It’s time for Virginians to stand up to Dominion’s exploitation and fight for a massive shift to wind and solar power.
    Apr 26, 2012. 02:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Now this electric vehicle thing is really getting serious: The iconic 1980s DeLorean model comes back to the future with a refurbished electric version set for a limited run in 2013 - all set in motion by a former DeLorean mechanic. The cost for the new phase of the car will be $95K - and no it doesn't run off the flux capacitor. (video[View news story]
    More overpriced toys...does it at least have roof solar panels for that kind of money?
    Apr 20, 2012. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.   [View news story]
    Does investing in USO make me an evil speculator?
    Apr 17, 2012. 11:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Stocks Under $10 To Buy, 2 To Sell  [View article]
    You either missed or ignored my point- it's the the interoperability and ease of use in the ecosystem that is increasing sales of Apple products these days- not the idea that they are the best products in their respective categories.

    As for Android- take a look at the developers' fragmentation issues. And Windows? Maybe Windows 8 will catch up, but I am not holding my breath for it.

    On a whole other topic, ATPG- I bought it with the idea it would survive and thrive with higher oil prices, but I have been sorely disappointed so far. What possible developments would make it worthwhile? Even higher oil prices?
    Apr 3, 2012. 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In China For The Long Term  [View article]
    I have tried investing in China based on macro-economic trends and but then get out after feeling burnt by changing accountability. Even when I buy into a company that has products that are seemingly selling well (for example ABAT or TSL), I never know what to expect in terms of returns. It's been very frustrating.
    Apr 3, 2012. 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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