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In reply to: Damon22 on Thursday 17/07/08 12:38pm

I recently held VIR, "Viridis Clean Energy Group"


They have wind farms in the UK & Germany, & landfill gas projects in the UK & USA.


EGL & CLQ are other Alternative Energy companies i like...

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In reply to: wendychen on Thursday 17/07/08 08:38pm

My opnion is , its hard to make money out of water.

In fact its hard to make money out of most green ventures for they are commodity like operations , usually with little margin, often unproven technology, often long lead times.

Very few gems among them. Still searching.

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In reply to: wendychen on Thursday 17/07/08 07:38pm

EGL & CLQ both have Water related divisions, & CLQ is a profitable, cash positive business!


When you think most of the world's water supply, isn't drinkable (at least in its raw state), it's only time before Water becomes the next "hot sector".


Horticulture/Agriculture/Viticulture & pretty much all sources of energy & food rely on it!

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In reply to: shasta on Thursday 17/07/08 08:57pm


give me specific examples. Generalisations do not usually make money. Often the opposite.

I remember every time I did economics of water saving calulations (engineering background- energy) paybacks NPV etc were very low indeed.


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In reply to: dimit on Thursday 17/07/08 08:02pm

I gave you 2 examples for you to research further. http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif


EGL have there own water processing plants (infrastructure) & 2008 should see them back to profitability, as they have had around $A13m in contracts this year.


CLQ has some interesting water technology, & have some large Aussie Blue Chips as customers...


These arent 100% water plays, but have a decent exposure to it.


I mentioned these as i've looked at many different Alternative Energy companies & these two impressed me the most.


Have a look & let me know your thoughts!



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In reply to: shasta on Thursday 17/07/08 09:45pm


Point taken. I will check them out when I get a chance.

I just thought that you based your analysis only on a couple of macro factors as so often happens in the green / alternative end of the market.





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In reply to: dimit on Thursday 17/07/08 10:35pm

Aequex will be next water resource stock listing, this company will make money from carwashing and mining section if the water price going high, all school about 9000 in australia will install its products. government decided to fund up to $50,000 for every school. Please keep an eye on it.

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Britain gets first taste of big tidal power

The world's first commercial-scale tidal power turbine has supplied the British grid with its first surge of tidal electricity, Marine Current Turbines (MCT) said overnight.

The tidal current turbine, known as SeaGen, briefly generated 150 kilowatts of power off the coast of Northern Ireland as part of testing ahead of full commercial operations in a few weeks, the company behind the project said. SeaGen works like an underwater windmill, with the rotors driven by the power of the tidal currents rather than wind.

Strangford Lough, where the turbine has been rooted, has among the strongest tidal currents in UK and Irish waters.

"This is an important milestone for the company and indeed the development of the marine renewable energy sector as a whole," MCT's managing director Martin Wright.

Once fully operational, SeaGen will be able to generate up to 1.2 megawatts, which is enough carbon-free electricity to supply about 1,000 homes.

Tides are created by the moon and sun's gravitational pulls on the oceans, combined with the centrifugal force of the earth's rotation.

Lying in the North Atlantic, the British Isles have some of the strongest tidal currents in the world, together with some of the strongest and most reliable winds to drive offshore wind turbines.

The British Government is hoping to exploit these natural advantages to help it reach tough European Union renewable energy targets but planning and grid connection problems have frustrated the rapid growth of wind power so far.

MCT has plans for a 10.5-megawatt project off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales, which it expects to commission by 2012.




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