Which Companies Will Profit from the EPA's Latest Ruling?

Market Foolery talks about the latest coal emissions legislation and looks at its impacts on the market.

Jun 3, 2014 at 4:33PM

On Tuesday's Market Foolery, Mark Reeth talks with Jason Moser, Motley Fool One Analyst, and Michael Olsen, Million Dollar Portfolio Analyst, about the energy industry following recent actions proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut coal emissions by up to 30% by 2030. Mark asks Jason and Michael about the impact this might have on the coal industry and the market in general.

Michael frames the latest proposal for listeners, explaining that the 30% cut is from 2005 numbers. He doesn't think that coal producers will be shutting down anytime soon, but the industry will be affected. Additionally, he looks into the impact of the proposal on utility companies like American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and Southern (NYSE:SO) and explains how consumers will fare. Michael notes that natural gas producers will see this as a positive. Jason explains that the global coal market will be budding in China and India, and companies like Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) may be a bit more reliable in this new landscape.

Mark then steers the conversation to solar energy. Jason explains that it's a bit difficult to realize the benefits at solar energy's core. Michael believes that solar power will pan out in the future, yet he concedes that widespread adoption doesn't have incentives, and falls short of being the next big thing.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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