Warren Buffett and Google Aid Nuclear Energy's Slide

Even though both are considered "green energy," wind has been the chosen energy source for U.S. energy policy lately. With the extension of the wind energy tax credit in 2012, the industry witnessed record capital expenditures. This build-out has been taking its toll on the likes of Exelon  (NYSE: EXC  ) and Dominion Resources  (NYSE: D  ) due to their inability to shut down nuclear power generation during off-peak demand. 

Many expect the proliferation of wind and solar energy to continue, especially as state mandates start to kick in regarding renewable energy usage. Based on this outlook, nuclear and coal power generators are likely to continue suffering unless subsidies are curbed and natural gas prices begin to rise.

For more on the current and prospective spending in this sector, watch the video below.

What will Exelon have to do in order to maintain its nuclear presence?

As the nation moves increasingly toward clean energy, Exelon is perfectly positioned to capitalize on having the largest nuclear fleet in North America. Combine this strength with an increased focus on renewable energy, and EXC's recent merger with Constellation places Exelon and its best-in-class dividend on a short list of top utilities. To determine if Exelon is a good long-term fit for your portfolio, you're invited to check out The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company. Simply click here now for instant access.

Read/Post Comments (2) | Recommend This Article (4)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

  • Report this Comment On March 12, 2013, at 5:56 PM, Alexa861 wrote:

    Pennystockchief dotcom (Dot means .), is a wonderful site for understanding the movement of GOOG stock through the insight and analysis

  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2013, at 12:33 PM, TMFrunAMuck wrote:

    @Alexa861 - we do not cover penny stocks. Please stop trolling our comment feeds.

Add your comment.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2308764, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/1/2016 3:14:16 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 5 hours ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,308.15 164.70 0.91%
S&P 500 2,168.27 17.14 0.80%
NASD 5,312.00 42.85 0.81%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/30/2016 4:00 PM
BRK-A $216220.00 Up +920.00 +0.43%
Berkshire Hathaway… CAPS Rating: *****
D $74.27 Down -0.48 -0.64%
Dominion Resources CAPS Rating: ***
EXC $33.29 Down +0.00 +0.00%
Exelon CAPS Rating: ****
GOOGL $804.06 Up +1.42 +0.18%
Alphabet (A shares… CAPS Rating: *****
SPWR $8.92 Down -0.11 -1.22%
SunPower CAPS Rating: ****