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Weekend: Obama's Pledge to Eliminate Oil

Keith Kohl

Written By Keith Kohl

Posted January 29, 2011

Welcome to the Energy and Capital Weekend Edition — our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Energy and Capital and sister publication articles.

The sound of energy independence was everywhere…

We can’t blame the hype, can we?

The latest buzz stemmed from Obama’s proposal that by 2035, 80% of America’s electricity would come from clean energy sources. Far be it from me to disagree with such a goal.

But I can’t help but wonder how much of it is a political smokescreen.

Listening to our president deliver the latest State of the Union, I’d love nothing more than to fall into the facade.

After all, energy independence is a noble endeavor.

Unfortunately, we’ve heard this speech before…

Every single president has declared some plan or another to achieve energy independence since Dick Nixon took the public stage.

And ever since, our imports of crude oil have inevitably risen…

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For the last twenty-five years, our oil addiction has accelerated.

Sadly, there was no other choice. Up until a few short years ago, our domestic oil production has been in a downward spiral.

You can see that for yourself:

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But hey, maybe this time the president really means it.

I know it’s difficult to remain optimistic in the face of the EIA’s energy consumption data.

The sobering fact is renewable energy still only makes up approximately 8% of our total demand. Fossil fuels, as expected, make up more than 84% of that demand.

Make no mistake; Obama (as we all do) has his work cut out for him… and it won’t be easy.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll show you how that transition away from oil is making investors a small fortune — on both sides of the fence.

To that effect, here are some of the latest investment stories to cross my desk this week…

Investing in Shale Stocks: Fracking without the Damage
While the mainstream is fixated on battle waging over the controversial hydraulic fracturing process, one company is still flying under everyone’s radar — and their revolutionary petro-fracking process holds the key to taking America’s Shale boom to the next level.

The End of Oil: Better with Batteries
Editor Nick Hodge gives you a glimpse into the future of energy security.

The Chart that Makes Investors Cry: Are Natural Gas Markets Dead?
Editor Keith Kohl takes a hard look at why natural gas investments will heat up in 2011.

Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward: Uranium Traders “Scared Into Buying”
Analyst Luke Burgess discusses rising uranium prices and tells investors several ways to start profiting from the current uranium bull market.

How the Chinese Lost Billions: Profiting from a Piece of Arctic Land Worth $273 Billion
Ian Cooper’s latest report sheds light on how a small mining company that controls a tiny piece of land in Greenland is raking in a fortune for early investors.

Renewable Energy Predictions: Is this Energy Prediction Complete Bullcrap?
Editor Jeff Siegel discusses the latest studies on renewable energy growth.

Time to Buy Uranium: Uranium Spot Prices Hitting Year Highs
Editor Christian DeHaemer spells out for readers the massive opportunities in the global uranium shortage.

We’re Propping Up Failure: It Doesn’t Add Up
Editor Nick Hodge takes a break from the energy to warn you what’s wrong with our capital.

The Only Biotech Stock to Own for 2011: Obama’s Favorite Drug
Publisher Brian Hicks explains why this microcap biotech pick is the most promising in the market today.

Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward: Uranium Traders “Scared into Buying”
Analyst Luke Burgess discusses rising uranium prices and tells investors several ways to start profiting from the current uranium bull market.

Fear the Reaper: Four Signs We Are Forsaken
Editor Christian DeHaemer explains the four signs of a top.

Enjoy your weekend,

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