The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discusses topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan goes in depth on a company that's diving head first into using natural gas as a transport fuel. Waste Management has serious competitive advantages, from its wide-reaching collection routes to its 300+ landfills. The company is also a leader in finding innovative ways to cut costs. Still at incredibly low prices, natural gas makes sense as a fuel for fleets, and Waste Management certainly understands that. The company says that 80% of the trucks it buys over the next five years will be powered by natural gas, and it expects to burn more natural gas than diesel by 2017. The company's willingness to embrace R&D and new technology, as well as its competitive advantages and big 4.3% dividend, make this a compelling stock for the future. Check out the video below for more analysis on Waste Management.
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Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Waste Management and Westport Innovations; and has the following options: long January 2013 $16.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long January 2013 $25.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long January 2014 $20.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, and long January 2014 $30.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Waste Management and Westport Innovations. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.