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Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Jan 31 2015 9:57pm
by LockH
"How to pick winning stocks that love lower energy prices": ... =6199-842f

"... crude could "go the way of whale oil in the next decade"."

(Hehe... Found while watching YT vid of movie "Moby Dick":

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Feb 02 2015 12:01pm
by LockH
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"Mining giant Glencore receives Li-ion storage system to replace diesel at Quebec mine" ... iesel-at-q

"Electrovaya, which supplied Glencore with the battery-based system, claims the new system could lower diesel consumption at the mine by 35% to 50%."

"According to Electrovaya, the battery system delivered for Glencore is worth US$700,000."

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Feb 05 2015 3:16pm
by LockH
In local newz, "Currency volatility ‘flirting with levels typically reserved for crisis’": ... e22799209/

In part:
Wild swings in the currency markets are causing headaches for just about everyone.

Indeed, says Bank of Nova Scotia’s chief currency strategist, the volatility is “flirting with levels typically reserved for crisis.”"

So maybe bodes well for ebike sales (when Canadians can no longer afford large, heavy, fast and expensive "cars" ("SUVs", etc.)

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Feb 17 2015 6:43pm
by LockH
"Gas isn’t as cheap as you think" ... 06684.html

"Many consumers are responding to lower gas prices with rather short-term thinking, by purchasing large vehicles with lower fuel economy than they’d probably buy if gas were at $3.50 or $4 a gallon. Those types of purchase decisions could backfire if oil and gas prices climb as some forecasters think they will."

San you say "ebike"? (Parts and batteries.)

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Mar 08 2015 8:26am
by LockH
Posted on ES elsewhere:
Now from the EU "Accell Group Reports Strong 2014 Results" ... -1720953W/

Includes "HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands – Today stock-listed Accell Group NV published its 2014 financial results. The holding of numerous bike companies had an excellent 2014 during which its turnover increased by 8% organically, largely driven by higher electric bike sales."
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Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Mar 17 2015 3:59pm
by LockH
Stock Update (NYSE:T): Enlighted Honored by AT&T With the 2014 Supplier Sustainability Award ... ity-award/

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Mar 29 2015 4:22pm
by LockH
What may be shocking to some people is that solar energy is now becoming mainstream. Residential installers like SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY ) and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR ) are cutting costs rapidly and hiring workers like crazy. First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR ) and SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR ) are making a healthy profit for investors by offering technology that's differentiated from that of competitors. There's even a way for conservative investors to play solar, including SunEdison's (NYSE: SUNE ) yieldco TerraForm Power (NASDAQ: TERP ) , which owns solar projects with long-term energy sale contracts.
From "10 Things Everyone Should Know About Solar Energy": ... nergy.aspx

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: May 14 2015 1:07pm
by LockH
"Home solar and other off-grid technology is about to have its day. " ... 2015-05-13

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: May 14 2015 6:58pm
by e-beach
Market Play Anyone?

Looks like Whole Foods Market is ready for a short term one to 10 days. Looking for at least a $1.00 uptick...42.82 per share at the time of this writing. The target, about 44.50 per share over the next 1 to 10 business days.....I wish I had the money to pull the trigger on that buy, but I don't.... :oops:

So the plan (on paper- 8) ) 1000 shares of WFM at open of market price and wait it out.

Edit: 5/15/15 - 1000 shares bought at $42.82.


Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Jun 24 2015 9:44pm
by rasputin1197
A while back you guys made the right call with Orocobre (orocf or Their lithium mine made it's first shipment recently and the stock shot up then tanked as predicted.

I noticed that this quarters production has slowed due to some design issues and Orocobre had to spend an additional 5 million on upgrades. The stock is trading near a 52 week low. I made a couple thousand last year and am tempted to getting back in.

Any thoughts ??

Suniva to Invest $100 Million in Solar Cell Assembly Plant

Posted: Sep 02 2015 2:18pm
by LockH
In the newz, like: ... mbly-plant

Plenty of up side to Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (SUNS) stocks, looks like:,Ce ... a,Moves,to

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Sep 12 2015 12:32pm
by LockH
"3 Major Challenges Facing Electric Vehicles That Few Investors Are Thinking About" ... hat-f.aspx

Lots of Blah-Blah about large, heavy (and expensive) EVs designed to go waaay faster than most city speed limits... My money's on the "tiny" ebike/trike. (And recumbent and more aerodynamic a la "velomobile".)

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Sep 24 2015 12:25pm
by LockH
On an ongoing ES thread: ... d#p1051487

I noticed these:

... and turns out Cavotec have their own Wiki-thingee:

... and their own website:

Looks like lotsa "upside" maybe: ... t=SSE84962

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Oct 22 2015 8:12pm
by LockH
"LG surges 14% on deal to make parts for Chevy Bolt EV" ... lt-ev.html

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Oct 22 2015 9:13pm
I made a few bucks on the Canadian election...bought shares in the Liberal majority at 5:1 odds against on the Sauder Election stock market at UBC which is a cool site which lets you bet on the outcome of Canadian elections. I also had shares in Harper majority at 10:1 - just a bit as a kind of "Harper insurance" - would have made a grand if Harper got back in, that would have offset the pain. And I should mention the med/maryjane stocks on Toronto which I bought about a month ago - I figured they'd rally into the election with any possibility of a Harper defeat. Both of them are up over 60% in the last month - flipped em. I like these small leveraged bets where the payout is good if the odds underestimate the betted outcome of happening. So, net about 300 bucks profit on some small scale investments. Which is a nice combo as Harper got his ass whooped. Yay.

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Oct 22 2015 9:38pm
by e-beach wrote:........ Which is a nice combo as Harper got his ass whooped. Yay.
Very nice endeed!


Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Oct 24 2015 11:08am
by LockH
Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 23, 2015 --( Paymeon, Inc. (ticker symbol: PAYM) announced today that it has entered into a lease for approximately 4,100 square feet of premier retail storefront space in Fort Lauderdale.
PR seen here:

...watt hasn't seemed to hurt their stock any:, ... e6ec2clvgC

Can't tell off hand if this is the same "PayMeOn"?... ... 15&t=65615

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Oct 24 2015 11:14am
by LockH
PayMeOn, Inc. (PayMeOn) owns and operates products aimed at the location-based marketing industry. The Company develops and markets products that provide merchants and consumers with mobile marketing services and offers, including but not limited to, mobile coupons, mobile business cards, mobile Websites, advertising inclusion with mobile referrals, use of short messaging service (SMS) short codes and contest management. PayMeOn's Web-based and mobile products allow consumers and merchants to browse or offer products and services, and share them in exchange for cash payments from the Web and from its PayMeOn mobile application. The Company's product PayMeOn Merchant Profit Center is aimed at small and medium sized businesses. PayMeOn operates in the social income space. In addition, the Company also sells electric bicycles under the brand ProdecoTech. The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include Hyperlocal Marketing, LLC and HLM PayMeOn, Inc.

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Nov 02 2015 7:55pm
by LockH
Dropping oil and investing green ... green.html
An exchange-traded fund that let investors track Canada’s oil-sands sector was quietly put out of its misery in late August, and consultant Timothy Nash couldn’t help but feel a tad smug.

Nash, who coaches clients on where and how they can make low-carbon investments, said the decision by BlackRock Asset Management Canada to close its nine-year-old fund was telling.

“It was symbolic,” he said, suggesting there was likely low market demand for the product. “It has become quite clear that fewer investors are allocating additional resources to the oil sands.”

BlackRock said the fund’s closure was part of a routine re-evaluation of its product lineup “to ensure it meets the evolving needs of its clients.”

The iShares Oil Sands Index ETF was in rough shape. A dollar invested when the fund was launched in October 2006 would get back 34 cents on the day it was terminated. During its final year, the fund lost 45 per cent of its value.

The flip side is that business is booming for Nash, who calls himself the “sustainable economist” and feels it’s important to give people options for reducing their exposure to fossil fuels. He points them to the tools they need to build a custom portfolio from the ground up, or to alter their existing mix.

Low-fee options include renewable energy and water ETFs, but also direct investment in renewable developers such as Boralex, TransAlta Renewables or Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, which have stable cash flows and healthy dividends.

When talking to clients, Nash also highlights an emerging class of investment called community bonds, which in Ontario are commonly used by co-operatives to raise funds for local renewable energy projects.

Toronto-based SolarShare, for example, supports development of solar power by selling $1,000 bonds that offer a 5 or 6 per cent annual return. ZooShare, which aims to generate clean electricity from Toronto Zoo animal poop, offers a 7 per cent annual return. (Disclosure: the reporter is a member of both co-operatives.)

“Since January I’ve been pretty much at capacity, which is exciting. Probably the biggest driver is the fossil-fuel divestment campaign,” said Nash, explaining that about two-thirds of the clients who come to him now want to completely avoid fossil fuels in their investments versus less than a third a year ago.

The divestment movement has gathered steam over the past two years, expanding from university endowments and church organizations to large philanthropic groups and institutional investors.

It’s becoming an easier sell. Most groups are making value judgments out of concern for climate change, but with oil and coal prices in a slump and sector shares under-performing the market, the claimed risks that divestment poses to portfolio returns is proving to be a myth — at least for the moment.

A report this year from MSCI, the world’s largest stock market index provider, found that since 2010 a broad-based portfolio based on its MSCI ACWI Index (including fossil fuel holdings) had an average annual return over five years of 11.8 per cent. When all fossil fuel holdings were removed from the portfolio, the average return was 13 per cent.

With momentum building on climate action in the lead-up to the United Nations climate summit in December, the slump could prove more than temporary.

“The impacts investors are seeing in their portfolio from the current oil-price shifts may be similar to what they can expect to see in the context of longer-term risks associated with the shift away from fossil fuels, particularly those associated with higher carbon emissions,” said Peter Chapman, executive director of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.

Critics of the divestment movement argue it won’t have an impact, but Nash disputes that notion.

“It’s a psychological impact, because it stigmatizes the industry,” he said. “I’m a strong believer that the economy is as much a product of psychology as statistics and numbers.”

Divestment comes in many shades. Completely eliminating fossil-fuel holdings is one approach. Another is to eliminate those companies in a sector that emit the most carbon per unit of revenue and shift weight to those that emit the least.

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Dec 11 2015 5:09pm
by LockH ... KW20151117
BioSolar Prototype Demonstrates Clear Path to High Capacity, Low Cost Lithium-Ion Battery

Company Completes First Phase of Development With Encouraging Data Suggesting Its Super Cathode Technology Can Achieve Significantly Higher Capacity With Costs Below $100/kWh

SANTA CLARITA, CA--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: BSRC), a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that the company has successfully completed the first phase of its super battery technology development. Test results suggest that lithium-ion batteries incorporating BioSolar Super Cathode technology can achieve significantly higher capacity with costs below $100/kWh, which is less than half of today's lowest cost lithium-ion batteries.

"We are pleased to confirm that a battery constructed with our new prototype cathode not only demonstrated a reduced cost of energy storage, but also a significant storage capacity improvement over that of existing lithium-ion batteries," said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar. "The next phase of development will be focused on optimizing cathode manufacturing processes and preparing demonstration prototype batteries."

Dr. Lee continued, "We believe the upcoming demonstrations of our battery technology will strengthen BioSolar's position as an innovator in the energy storage sector. Experts believe that achieving a $100/kWh cost is a watershed moment that will make lithium-ion batteries a true mass market technology, and finally allow electric vehicles to be cost-competitive with conventional gas-powered vehicles."

Today's lithium-ion battery is limited by the storage capacity of its cathode, while the anode can store much more. BioSolar's novel cathode is based on inexpensive conductive polymers and organic materials that can fully match the storage capacity of conventional anodes. Instead of conventional cathodes that use lithium-ion intercalation chemistry, the company's technology exploits the fast redox-reaction properties of polymers.

The company believes its technology has the potential to reduce costs, improve range, and enable faster charging times across markets spanning electric vehicles, personal technology, and storage for renewable energy, such as solar. BioSolar's Super Cathode technology is designed to be compatible with existing battery manufacturing processes, thereby enabling seamless integration and adoption.

According to a recent study performed by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association, it is predicted that the energy storage market in the United States will triple in 2015, and will grow from $128 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion by 2019. Currently, the market is very concentrated, as over 70% of installed energy storage capacity uses lithium-ion batteries, as the technology is proven and bankable. A separate study performed by Research and Markets expects the global battery energy storage market for renewables to grow at a CAGR of 65.7% over the period 2015-2019.

BioSolar is currently funding a sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), to further develop its super battery technology. The lead inventors of the technology are UCSB professor Dr. Alan Heeger, the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, and Dr. David Vonlanthen, a project scientist and expert in energy storage at UCSB.

About BioSolar, Inc.

BioSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to increase the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. A battery contains two major parts, a cathode and an anode, that function together as the positive and negative sides. Today's state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery is limited by the storage capacity of its cathode, while the anode can store much more. Inspired by nature, we are developing a novel cathode based on inexpensive conductive polymers and organic materials that can fully utilize the storage capacity of conventional anodes. By integrating our high capacity, high power and low-cost cathode with conventional anodes, battery manufacturers can create a super lithium-ion battery that can double the range of a Tesla, power an iPhone for two days straight, or store daytime solar energy for nighttime use. Founded with the vision of developing breakthrough energy technologies, BioSolar's previous successes include the world's first UL approved bio-based back sheet for use in solar panels.

To learn more about BioSolar, please visit our website at

Safe Harbor Statement

Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.

Investor Relations Contact:
Tom Becker
BioSolar, Inc.
(877) 904-3733

For Media Inquiries:
Eric Fischgrund
FischTank Marketing and PR
LOTS of excitement when BioSolar stock first came out...

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Jan 16 2016 9:53am
by LockH
Investors jumped on Sunvault Energy, Inc. (SVLT) -Other OTC when it first came out. Then it fell off... but currently making news about their new carbon-carbon energy storage battery coming out "real soon". 2016 maybe. ... T;range=5y

"EV Content" on their site:

and their Graphene battery: ... g-in-2016/

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Jan 18 2016 5:55pm
by Hillhater
Didn't you/we all , conclude that Sunvault, Electron 1, etc etc is all vapourware and a scam, the other thread ?
At best, we might see them produce an external back up battery for cell phones ! :roll: ... 1021-01408

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Jan 22 2016 10:20pm
by LockH
Vmoto (ASX code VMT)

"Vmoto to supply scooters to Canada's Saturna Green Systems" ... 11176.html

News about Saturna Green Systems: ... vancouver/

Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Feb 09 2016 8:16am
by LockH
From the website "Seeking Alpha" (per their site "over 10,000 contributing authors and 280,000+ commenters, insight and discussion are informed and sophisticated.")

"How To Invest In The Booming Global Electric Motorcycle Market" ... cle-market


Re: ES Investors Club

Posted: Feb 12 2016 9:42am
by LockH
"Lithium carbonate" interesting... (ES Search found 46 matches: +Lithium +carbonate)

Seen here: ... n-a-storm/

"When the magazine was covering that subject last month, lithium carbonate was fetching $13,000/tonne – that was more than a 100% rise in two months."

Article in Fortune last April:

"With existing technology and present prices, truly profitable lithium comes only from the evaporation of highly concentrated brine.

Those sorts of brine deposits are nearly all in southwest South America, and controlled by established players. The three largest lithium producers are the Chile-based Sociedad Quimica y Minera, American FMC Lithium, which controls the ominously-named Hombre Muerte mine in Argentina, and Albermarle, which recently acquired competitor Rockwood. Albermarle is developing lithium brine holdings around Magnolia, Arkansas—the only American deposits that Anderson allows might make economic sense in the near future. Together, these three companies provide more than 90% of the world’s lithium, and have absorbed much of the rising demand simply by bringing untapped capacity online."