Though it may seem as if fans of LNG exports, the Keystone XL pipeline, or green energy have nothing in common, there's one thing that brings these folks together: government inaction. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, chances are you're waiting for a decision to be made. For investors, that can be incredibly frustrating, given that these decisions can affect several companies, sectors, and future trends.
There are two areas of energy, however, that are surging ahead with or without government action: renewable power and energy efficiency. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy talks with Tyler Crowe to illustrate the point by examining Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT ) efforts to cut energy waste and develop cleaner-burning fuels.
When it comes to dominating markets, it doesn't get much better than Intel's position in the PC microprocessor arena. However, that market is maturing, and Intel finds itself in a precarious situation longer term if it doesn't find new avenues for growth. In this premium research report on Intel, our analyst runs through all of the key topics investors should understand about the chip giant. Click here now to learn more.