While European solar module producers have seen their marketshare and revenues crumbling in the face of the Chinese onslaught , there domination of the solar equipment continues.Despite semi equipment giant Applied Materials maintaining its top position in the Top 10 rankings released by VLSI the other ranks are dominated by European players mostly from Germany. […]

Despite “numerous efforts” by BP which took a week to wake up to the scale of the disaster, the Oil Spill has finally  hit the American coast.The oil spill will have a devastating impact on the wildlife , fishing and tourism of the area.It underscores the damage that our world suffers from its dependence on […]

Biofuels were all the rage during the Bush administration which mandated the use of biofuels for the Transportation Industry.It led to a huge boom in biofuel stocks like Verasun,Pacific Ethanol due to a confluence of positive factors like a) Increasing Oil Prices  b) Regulatory Action c) Low Raw Material Prices.However Biofuels from Crops can never […]

The BP oil spill has garnered unprecedented media coverage due to the major environment impact it could have on some of the coastal states of the USA.Its a good thing since it again brings the focus back on the problems of fossil fuel dependent world economy.Fossil fuels are far costlier than the $70-80 barrel that […]

Large nuclear power plants require a long time to build with delays due to permitting,environment clearances,financing etc. This can lead to project risk and cost escalations which may make a nuclear plant too expensive when it finally gets built. On top of these problems the “3 mile” and “Chernobyl” disasters have made nuclear power plants […]

Investing in Green stocks  is fraught with a lot of risk due to the following factors The demand and supply can fluctuate a lot as the industry is new and largely dependent on government subsidies Technological innovations can make the business models off companies redundant Unlike Dotcoms,green investments are capital intensive which makes it difficult […]