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Wind Power Could Be a Good Investment
Written by Miranda Marquit   
When searching for alternatives to Big Oil alternative energy investment in wind power may be the way to go.
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Increasing Demands by Oil Producing Countries Put the Squeeze on Big Oil
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Oil producing countries want more from Big Oil.
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PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW)
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Written by Miranda Marquit   
Do you have the risk tolerance for a renewable energy ETF?
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Energy Bill 2007: What Does it Mean for Clean Tech?
Written by Mark Bershatsky   
On Thursday, June 21, the Senate released their version of this year's energy bill, with a vote of 65-27.
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ConocoPhillips Stands to Lose the Most as Big Oil Pushes Back Against Hugo Chavez
Written by Miranda Marquit   
ConocoPhillips (COP) hopes to limit losses by allying with Big Oil against Hugo Chavez over the Orinoco Belt.
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The Russell Index Trade
Written by Thomas Chenoweth   

Market players will be busy today trading the stocks that will be added or deleted from the Russell Indexes. This event happens annually and investors who wish to take advantage should focus on buying the companies that are being added and shorting the stocks that are due to be deleted.

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Free Ride for Big Oil Could End
Written by Miranda Marquit   
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Congress is considering moving funding from Big Oil to alternative energy.
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Sierra Club Stock Fund: Is Feeling Good Worth Paying this Much?
Written by Miranda Marquit   
It may make your heart feel good, but the Sierra Club Stock Fund charges a high price for that feeling.
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Rupert Murdoch Goes Green
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Now that News Corp. is going green, should you invest?
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Republican Candidates Turn on Big Oil
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil is losing allies in the White House.
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Ethanol Woes Continue
Written by Mark Bershatsky   
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It is apparent that fears of overcapacity in the ethanol sector are worsening, stalling the progress of major US ethanol players such as Aventine Renewable Energy (AVR), VeraSun (VSE), and US Bioenergy (USBE). An April 27 report issued by Lehman Brothers (LEH) indicated that supply could start to outstrip demand as early as 2H07. And without a strong infrastructure to pipe the ethanol to the required destinations, the supply build-up will only continue.

Meanwhile, the share prices of the aforementioned biofuels pure-plays continue to languish as investors seem to be dissuaded by the prospects of the sector. In a February 2007 post on ethanol, we had mentioned that the ethanol industry has approached an inflection point - and it seems it will be like that for awhile.
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Is Canadian Oil Sand Development the Future of Big Oil?
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil is hungry for Canadian Oil sand. But it is an environmentally ethical decision?
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Does Big Oil Care About Investing in Alternative Energy?
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil's alternative energy track record doesn't look good.
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Big Oil Reaps Financial Rewards - From the Government
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil is getting more money from your pocket that you might imagine -- in the form of your tax dollars.
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Latin America Adds to the Stability Issues Facing the World's Oil Supply
Written by Miranda Marquit   
What will happen to Big Oil stocks as the world's oil supply moves toward greater instability?
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Last Chance to Buy Big Oil Stocks Before Summer Driving Season
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Summer driving season will drive Big Oil stocks higher. Now is the time to buy.
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University Research for Sale to Big Oil
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil is buying the good reputations associated with many prestigious universities in the hopes that it will "green wash" company images, get the public and Congress off their backs and increase sales.
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How ExxonMobil (XOM) Boosts its Own Stock Prices
Written by Miranda Marquit   

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How does ExxonMobil (XOM) do it? How does the company continue to boost its share prices?
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Big Oil Stocks Dip For Now, Good Time to Buy?
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Written by Miranda Marquit   
Higher oil prices affect more than just the cost of gasoline. Oil prices also weigh on the stock market in general. Even though Big Oil stocks may gain from higher oil prices, sometimes the costs associated with higher oil prices weigh on other stocks.
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Niger Delta Attacks Underscore the Peril of the World Oil Supply
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Big Oil gets our oil supply mainly from areas of high volatility. Are big returns from Big Oil worth the cost of investing in the world's regions most unfriendly to the U.S.?
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Big Oil Posts Big First Quarter Profits
Written by Miranda Marquit   
Commodity gas prices were down first quarter. So how are some big oil companies posting above-forecast earnings?
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