With over 1 million readers and one of the strongest research teams in the business, independent financial research outfit StreetAuthority, whose 2009 stock predictions almost tripled the S&P 500, is once again going out on a limb with a series of startling new forecasts, including…
Another huge oil spill will dump millions of gallons of crude into the ocean — quite likely once again in the Gulf of Mexico. The outcry will force the government to pour billions of dollars into the clean-up. Below we explain why odds are good that this will happen and a surprising way investors can profit.
An astonishing new painkiller made from cobra venom will fly off the shelves in 2011… and push the stock of its maker up +568%. To see why this gain is likely, read on.
The breakthrough energy development of the decade will be tiny nuclear power plants that can be buried in your backyard. We have our eye on one company whose revenues should skyrocket.
The hottest big-ticket item of 2011 will be electric cars. The biggest profits won’t be made by carmakers, but by investors in a rare commodity from the Chilean desert. See our story below.
The most critical commodity for China’s economy in 2011 won’t be oil, but water. We’ve found a company that positioned itself years ago to exploit the increasing scarcity of water in China.
The “bounceback” investment of 2011 will be online gambling. After killing the industry here in 2006, Congress will reverse course and legalize it. Stocks of established online gamers will jump 10 to 1.
The Mexican peso will plunge in 2011 as drug violence spirals out of control, tourists desert the beaches, and remittances by unemployed Mexicans in the U.S. dry up.
Congress will pass a “cap-and-trade” carbon tax in 2011, effectively penalizing coal use. An already-existing technology that burns coal cleanly will suddenly be worth billions. To find out how you can capitalize on this game-changing technology, read below.
The largest solar farm in history will be built in 2011. It will power three million homes. The company building should see its stock rise at least +62% by the end of next year.
A $40 billion flood of cash will start flowing into one particular niche of our health-care system in 2011. Overshadowed by the bitter debate over national healthcare, this already-funded plan will cause a handful of stocks to soar.
Why post someone’s advertising for their business? The reason is simple: Energy and Water. You can’t have one without the other. Electricity generation requires water either in hydro (which is a direct process) or fossil fuel or nuclear (leaving the alternative forms such as wind and solar out for now due to insufficient capacity online) which requires water for the production of steam and cooling purposes.
Agriculture for now has a virtual lock on who gets that first gallon of water from a stream as it accounts for almost 70% of the water consumed. Power generation requires water as described above. That leaves individuals (people and other companies) grasping for the remaining 30%. The question has been raised is there a priority in the event of a severe drought? The answer from EPD is somewhat vague in that they will tell you there is no priority unless the Director of the EPD (Georgia) issues one. This begs the question about whose water is it then?
There is a study out now by the State showing there will not be enough electricity generated in the state within the next 30-40 years to meet demand at the rate which power generation infrastructure is moving now.
Natural gas, coal and nuclear power generators consume large volumes of water because they are required to return cooling water to the streams that is not warm. Warm water is a pollutant with respect to wildlife. So, the more plants that are installed, the more water is consumed via evaporation in the cooling towers.
Georgia is not an ideal location for wind supplied power nor solar either. Therefore, we will continue to see nuclear and some type of fossil fuel plants built for decades. Most of the fossil fuel plants will most likely be natural gas as EPA is now going after the mercury, nitrogen and sulfur released from burning coal Clean burning coal still requires some method of removing and disposing of these agents. The technology for the conversion of coal into a liquid has existed for decades and was used by the Germans during WWII. Today, there are plants around the world (on a small scale) converting coal into liquid hydrocarbon fuel, ready to be used in aircraft, trucks, cars, etc. But it is nuclear that offers the cleanest source of energy with even Greenpeace jumping aboard promoting it.
But water is still needed and the competition for potable water is growing. As the article/ad states, water will be the most sought after item in the near future. There is even a video out by the name of “Blue Gold” which you can watch the trailer for free when you do a web search for “Blue Gold”.
There are those in Habersham and the surrounding counties who believe Atlanta will import our water to satisfy their needs. They cannot as it is against the law. They are part of a legal district which has a law stating no transfers of water into the Metro Atlanta District. This does not mean they must stop using water which naturally flows into the Metro Atlanta District. There are some restrictions as implemented during the Three States Water Wars, but they have a say in how we use the water while it is in our hands.
In my last post, I stated the amount of water is a constant and the population change is not. As we run out of electricity and water, where or what will we do about these two items? China is using the extra dollars we sent it while buying cheap Chinese products to buy commodities around the world now. Soon, water will be on that list as they come for water.