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A New Use for Coal

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted March 11, 2013

Some believe coal will power the cars of the future, even rivaling hybrid and electric cars. Are they right?

Coal-Fired Power Generation Growth

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 14, 2013

After being pushed down by low natural gas prices, coal-fired power generation is growing again, and it could continue to do so if natural gas prices climb...

China, India to Account for Coal Demand Growth

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 5, 2013

The U.S. might be scaling back its coal consumption, but China and India could account for 90% of demand by 2030...

Uranium Fracking

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 25, 2013

U.S. uranium production is low and international supplies will soon decrease. But one Texas company is exploring a process that could turn that around...

European Gas is Not Cost-Competitive with Coal

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 9, 2013

With an abundance of coal pushing down prices, the European gas market would not be viable unless coal prices grew $80.

Graphene Uses and Investments

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted December 19, 2012

I've been tight-lipped about it for a while now, but it's finally time to show you what the BBC calls a "Miracle Material"... and why now is the time for you to buy the best way to play it.

3D Printing Investments

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted November 28, 2012

Instead of using factories, production lines, multiple pieces of million-dollar equipment, and then shipping products around the globe... these companies make printers that manufacture almost any product imaginable.

Coal's Dirty Secret

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted November 23, 2012

Editor Keith Kohl shows readers how investors are turning a profit in the coal sector.

One Silver Dollar

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted September 19, 2012

Why is a piece of sixty-four-year-old cardboard worth so much money? The obvious answer is that it's worth what someone is willing to pay.

Detroit Automakers Laud Natural Gas Vehicles

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 17, 2012

The U.S. shale boom was applauded by domestic automakers, who foresee a shift in transportation fuel...

Water Desalination Technology

Written by Brianna Panzica
Posted August 27, 2012

As the fracking boom adds to the pressure for more freshwater, desalination could be the answer...

Sex Sells Real Estate in Spain

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 13, 2012

Spain actually has the highest rate of home ownership in the euro zone after Estonia and Slovakia. Even higher than the US. Here is a lesson in how to sell properties in Spain.

Not Enough Oil

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 21, 2012

Saying there's plenty of oil is like saying the integrity of LIBOR is fine.

Investing in Coal Stocks

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted June 5, 2012

While we'll only start using more coal in the U.S. if natural gas prices rise, the rest of the world will be using more either way. This is one of the reasons why, yes, it's time to start buying coal stocks.

Energy Dividends

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 28, 2012

If you start when you're 20, you can double your money well before retirement with just a 2% return. Fortunately, the energy sector can deliver both explosive gains and guaranteed long-term returns...