Jason SimpkinsJason Simpkins

, Energy Editor


The Company That’s Burning Coal

We’ve talked before about the “War on Coal.” Well, last Friday it ratcheted up another notch, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new limits on the emissions of new coal- and gas-fired power plants. It renewed its promise to eventually impose those caps on older plants, as well. The EPA proposal caps emissions at...

A Groundbreaking Shift in Oil Prices

Back in July, I wrote an article advising readers to short oil. Now, you’re starting to see why. After peaking at $110 per barrel, WTI crude has slumped back down to a little over $102 – a seven-week low. And it’s going to keep sliding. It won’t be a steep drop, but the general trend...

The Flood Gates Are Open – And Profit is Pouring Out

I first told you it would happen last December. I told you again in April. And one more time for good measure back in May. Well, earlier this week, it finally happened: Dominion Resources’ (D) Cove Point LNG terminal got approval to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its Cove Point facility in Maryland. The...

Why Are Billionaires Buying Suncor Energy?

If you haven’t made a habit of analyzing Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A, BRK.B) SEC filings each quarter, I suggest that you do. It’s easy enough. Most media outlets report any additions and subtractions to the company’s portfolio. All it takes is a quick Google search. And you usually end up coming away with a few pearls....

Must-Own Energy Stocks of 2013: Cheniere Energy (LNG)

Way back in December we released a special report – The 10 Must-Own Energy Stocks of 2013. Well, if you invested in the companies we recommended, then you already know that the majority of those stocks have gone up just as we predicted. In fact, eight of our 10 recommendations are sporting gains, some of...

Solar Stocks Get Another Boost From Big Brother

A couple weeks ago we discussed the advantage that Chinese solar stocks have over their U.S. competitors. Well, the point was really driven home on Monday when the country raised its target for solar power generation. China now plans to have 35 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2015 – a five-fold improvement for the seven...

Fill Up Your Tank Now… Before Gas Prices Get Really Ugly

As I mentioned last week, oil prices are soaring. And while this surge in crude may not be justifiable on a fundamental basis, it’s going to have a negative impact on your wallet nonetheless. That is, it’s going to drive gas prices sharply higher. In fact, it already has. The average price for regular gasoline...