I’m guessing that Energy Central readers consume a fair amount of PBS television; so if you’ve already seen this, please forgive me. Bill Paul, 20-year veteran energy writer for the Wall Street Journal and one of our senior investment advisors appeared on PBS’s Consuelo Mack’s show WealthTrack. The show is airing on about 200 PBS affiliates this week. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to check it out; it’s linked above.
IMO, Bill did a fantastic job as always. I do a monthly webinar with the guy, and he’s impossible to stump. He lets me completely pepper him with audience questions. I once asked him if he wanted me to screen them, or if there were any subjects he’d rather avoid. He just smiled and shook his head. "Fire away," he grinned.
Bill’s major message is that clean energy investors should look outside the US markets. He notes sadly that we Americans are in the process of slipping so far behind in the development of renewables that it will be impossible for us to catch up. He’s astonished at our lack of an energy policy, and spends most of his time analyzing companies that are traded on the exchanges of China, Japan, South Korea, and various countries in the EU.
One of the best parts of Bill’s presentation style generally -- and certainly this interview with Consuelo Mack -- is that it’s comprehensible to new people. You don’t need a degree in physics or an MBA to understand exactly what he’s saying. I hope readers enjoy.
- Craig Shields is editor of 2GreenEnergy and author of Renewable Energy – Facts and Fantasies (published by Clean Energy Press, 2010)