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It's about the money...plain and simple!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 16, 2005

So it was no surprise that when I told him about Green Chip Stocks and how I was on my way to a Green Building conference in Atlanta, I was met with a sort of patronizing lecture about how Wall Street works and the dangers of investing in such unstable markets.

Seeing Green in Atlanta

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 10, 2005

It's roughly 3:00 in Atlanta right now...and I'm strategically perched above the exposition floor at the 2005 International Green Build Conference, witnessing a very anticlimactic case study in irony; environmentalists and capitalists cohabitating in an effort to push the agendas of both sides.

The Prince of LOHAS Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 9, 2005

You see, Chuck isn't only a prince…he's a green entrepreneur, peddling his own line of organic food and sustainable building with more passion than one would expect a royal to muster up for anything beyond polo and a privy purse.

Exploit the Irony of Renewables

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 2, 2005

On page 24 of this month's Wired Magazine is an ad that reads, "The world consumes two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered. So is this something you should be worried about?"

Organic profits, aisle 12

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 26, 2005

Listen, I’m not saying that we should expect to see inner-city gang members drinking quarts of chocolate soy milk from paper bags anytime soon. But to even stock such items in this part of town is certainly proof that conventional crossover could be even more staggering than we thought.

Tomorrow's solar profits today!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 19, 2005

Fortunately, leaders in the solar industry have been smart enough to pursue alternative PV manufacturing solutions that will soon take the pressure off solar suppliers when it comes to finding enough silicon to keep up with demand.

Solar profits left unattended

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 12, 2005

Attending a press conference with Senator Lamar Alexander (chairman of the subcommittee on Energy) and three of the most powerful CEOs in the solar game last week, I realized one thing as I looked around the room.

Mass Transit Momentum

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 5, 2005

Nine years ago there were two mass transit bus lines that ran from the quiet tree-lined suburbs of Harford County, MD to the bustling downtown business district of Baltimore city. Having lived in Harford County at one time, I often took this bus to work. It wasn't always convenient…but it was usually half-empty and quite inexpensive.

Hybrids get more than 100 MPG!!!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 28, 2005

The twenty-something woman with the cheerful disposition in the Honda commercial is quite convincing when she flashes a smile and tells primetime viewers that the Insight is the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market, averaging 66 miles per gallon.

Tidal Technology in the Highlands

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 21, 2005

Well, according to a February, 2005 study conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute, in collaboration with the D.O.E.'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and utilities from six states, it has been suggested that ocean and tidal energy technologies could be economically feasible off U.S. shores in the very near future - as soon as investments are made to enable wave technology to reach a cumulative production volume of 10,000 to 20,000 MW.

Another Contract, Another 52-Wk High!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 16, 2005

Last week I mentioned that I would be recommending a new industrial hybrid technology company to Green Chip subscribers. Today, that company announced a new contact for 115 of its hybrid vehicles. As a result, the company's stock hit a new 52-wk high -- putting the total gain for those who got in after last week's recommendation at nearly 20% already!

These Profits Come in Waves

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 14, 2005

According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, a fully developed hurricane can release heat energy at a rate of 5 to 20x1013 watts and converts less than 10% of the heat into the mechanical energy of the wind. The heat release is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes!

Renewable Energy Stocks are Unstoppable!!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 8, 2005

High gas prices continue to push the renewable energies markets to new heights - and this afternoon, yet another Green Chip Renewable Energy stock hit a new record high - up 68.75% in a week!!!

Panic in the streets of Baltimore?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 7, 2005

Tensions were already running high after Baltimore residents spent the prior six days completely hypnotized by news coverage of the hurricane disaster in Louisiana and Mississippi. So it was no surprise to see mile-long gas lines snaking around the corners of Baltimore's busiest streets after one simple rumor spread through Charm City faster than its infamous teenage pregnancy epidemic.

The New formula for Hybrid School Bus Success

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 31, 2005

Back in 1997, when Mike Schaefer first predicted oil hitting $71 a barrel by the end of the summer, admittedly, I was a bit skeptical. Now I'm practically hanging on his every word.