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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Investorideas.com Reports Energy Executive Karl Miller Quoted in “Wall Street’s Power Surge”



WA, Delta B.C., February 18, 2010 (Investorideas.com ) - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading investor research portal reports well-known energy expert Karl Miller was recently quoted in ABC News “Wall Street's Power Surge” February 11th article on energy policy and funding.



Wall Street's Power Surge

Energy Plant Tragedy Puts a Light on Banks, Private Equity Funds Pushing into Electricity

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wall-street-power-surge-questions-energy-policy-finance/story?id=9789318
Excerpt:

"Wall Street knows that the core energy infrastructure plays will be in natural gas, expanding pipeline distribution to reach new production fields, and major electricity transmission upgrade projects for the utilities across the U.S.," Miller said. "Wall Street also knows that wind, solar and other clean tech companies and assets will make up only a very minor part of the overall capital commitments necessary to meet the U.S. energy needs."



Mr. Miller is acclaimed for multiple ground breaking market calls and investments, including the U.K switching from a net gas exporter to a net gas importer in 2000, called the California energy crisis in 2001,called the Ethanol and Bio diesel boom and bust in 2007, called the renewable energy boom and bust cycle underway in 2008, and most recently called the revival of natural gas in the United States in 2009.



His article “U.S. Renewable Energy: A Self-Inflicted Crisis in the Making" has become one of the most read articles on the Investor Ideas website.



Mr. Miller is a globally recognized energy executive and institutional investor with a balance of both financial and energy sector expertise. Mr. Miller began his career on Wall Street during the 1980s and has an extensive background in banking, commodities trading and risk management.



Mr. Miller has a long history in the global energy business and has held a variety of executive management positions both within the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Miller has bid on over $25 billion in energy related assets during his career.



Mr. Miller has built, restructured and managed energy businesses for major public energy companies on several continents, including PG&E Corporation, Electricite de France, El Paso Energy, Enron Corporation and JPMorgan Chase.



Mr. Miller has recently joined Investor Ideas as a regular contributor for the energy sector. Investors can follow Mr. Miller at:

Karl Miller Energy Commentary, Bio and Disclaimer: http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/



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Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Investing  Content at Investorideas.com Launching this week


 New Lohas content will feature  Investor research tools , Lohas news and Lohas Stock Research



Visit Lohas Stocks Directory –Environment Stocks Directory
Examples of Lohas Stocks : Listed on the environment stocks directory at Investorideas.com


Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading lifestyle media company, with a 72,000 door retail distribution network and over 11,000 store in stores. With dominant share of the fitness and wellness market, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy, eco-conscious living. Since its founding in 1988, Gaiam has grown into a $250 million integrated brand. The company's commitment to quality, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to merchandising and distribution has allowed it to dominate the health and wellness category with celebrity talent Marisa Tomei, Valerie Bertinelli and Trudie Styler and fitness sensations Bob Greene, Rodney Yee, Mari Winsor and The Firm.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

UNICEF: Severe winter ‘dzud’ pushes most of Mongolia to disaster status

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_52759.html



UNICEF intensifies efforts to reach children in the hardest hit rural areas



ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA 12 February 2010 – In response to weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snows have left more than half of Mongolia’s 21 provinces in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF has mobilized to help children and families, addressing their most urgent humanitarian concerns, including food, fuel for heating and cooking, blankets, and warm clothing.



The Government of Mongolia has declared disaster status in 12 provinces, with a further seven provinces predicted to move to disaster status shortly as temperatures continue to hover around -40 Celsius and further heavy snow is expected.



The children’s agency is working close collaboration with other UN agencies, including UNFPA, FAO and UNDP, with the Government of Mongolia and major NGOs, to gear up a significant humanitarian response and coordinated the response to the challenges of this unfolding emergency.



These winter conditions, known locally as a dzud, are likely to continue beyond April, and the severity of the coming months will determine the unfolding extent of the humanitarian and food security efforts needed.



While the people of Mongolia are used to cold winter conditions, it is the combination of a severe summer drought, where little fodder was generated, and severely cold temperatures that harden heavy snow which have crippled the rural population largely reliant on herding and agriculture.



So far, the dzud has killed more than two million livestock, devastated the livelihoods of families in the agriculture sector, which employs 35 – 40 per cent of the population, and isolated herders and villages from accessing food, fuel and medical care.



In the previous dzud of 2001, not considered as severe as the current one, Mongolia suffered a deepening of poverty and lowered GDP, raised chronic malnutrition levels, and watched a massive influx of the rural population to the peri-urban areas around the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.



The Government has appealed to the local and international community for urgent support to reach the herders with fodder, fuel, medicines, food and warm clothing.



UNICEF has already responded to a call for support from the Ministry of Education for urgent attention to failing heating systems and limited food supplies in 18 school dormitories where children are housed, facing difficulties to return to their families due to the dangerous travel conditions. A convoy to some of the villages in the worst affected areas will shortly deliver food, fuel, blankets, hygiene kits, and boots to vulnerable poor families.



“This is an unfolding emergency, said Rana Flowers, the UNICEF Representative in Mongolia. “Of most recent and most urgent concern is evidence that babies and young children are dying because they cannot access the medical treatment from trained personnel that they need.”



“The UN is acutely aware of the need to reach increasingly isolated populations with fuel and medicines, to get those in need out to trained medical care and to provide hygiene kits to stem the spread of disease, to ensure safe delivery and newborn care and to prevent the deepening of chronic malnutrition in this country.”



Information from the Ministry of Health received today confirms that 9 young children have died in recent days in one province alone. The figures from other provinces are not yet available.



“Vulnerability to disease is heightened for those children living in dormitories and in poor households in villages where the heating is not working, the fuel is insufficient and where food is in short supply. There are over 22,000 children in 265 dormitories in need of urgent assistance, but this number grows every few days as the severe conditions spread across the rest of the country widening the net cast by the disaster,” Flowers said.



As the severity of winter conditions spread across the country, as many as 492 additional dormitories will need assistance with more than 41,078 children in their care. Over the last few days, the Mongolian National Emergency Management agency (NEMA) has indicated that several villages are facing diminishing supplies of fuel for heating and cooking. In some cases, the villages only have enough fuel for three or four more days.



Even in non-emergency times, access to clean water and adequate sanitation are significant areas of concern for Mongolia. Once a thawing begins in the spring, the impact of dead animals and generally poor sanitation practices are predicted to result in a further spread of disease.



UNICEF says it faces a critical need for an additional USD 400,000 for medical supplies, equipment, micronutrients, and hygiene interventions as well as $322,000 to reach the growing number of affected communities with other life saving interventions.



As Mongolia moves into the spring, food security concerns will increase and the response will need to be well coordinated. In addition to the ongoing humanitarian efforts, child protection and psychosocial support will also be needed as families struggle with the overwhelming emotional and psychological impact of their losses and to handle difficult migration to burgeoning peri-urban areas where access to water and sanitation and basic social services will be severely limited.



For further information, please contact:

Bolor Purevdorj, Communication Specialist, ;

Tel + 976 11 312 183; / + 976 11 312 185

bpurevdorj@unicef.org

Monday, February 08, 2010

Investor Ideas Newswire Reminder on News Upload URL Change for Mining Stocks Newswire , Water Stocks Newswire and Renewable Energy Newswire


POINT ROBERTS, WA, Delta BC – February 8, 2010 -Investorideas.com, a leading global investor and industry research portal covering multiple industry sectors including renewable energy, water and mining reminds publicly traded companies and private companies of changes in the news upload URL. Newswire Rss feeds remain unchanged, but the news upload url was changed in late December 2009.



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Friday, February 05, 2010

Senior Energy Industry Executive and Institutional Investor Karl W. Miller Made the Call on Extreme Winter Weather


February 5, 2010

About stocks: CHK, DVN, RRC, APA, APC, OXY, MRO, CVX, WMB, EP, XOM, XTO



Energy Commentary by Karl Miller

http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/

Mr. Miller "made the market call" and warned the market over the past months that the extreme weather was going to last for the entire first quarter 2010, and tried to get investors to position into natural gas as a defensive measure.


Mr. Miller is not a meteorologist, but he does extensive research on the weather before making a public recommendation or statement about energy matters.



Mr. Miller did his research and made the public call on December 30, 2009 see weblink: www.stockhouse.com/Blogs/ViewDetailedPost.aspx



Mr. Miller posted several follow up warnings and advised investors to position their energy portfolio's accordingly, especially in natural gas. Given the fact we are in middle of the worst winter in 15 years, major market turmoil, with commodity hedge funds rumored to be in liquidity trouble on the street, Mr. Miller reiterates his "Buy Opinion" for U.S. Domestic Natural Gas Producers and sincerely hopes all investors have protected their portfolios accordingly.

Disclaimer:
This column, Energy Commentary from Karl Miller, is the opinion of Karl Miller.

Content found in the articles is subject to the terms found in the InvestorIdeas.com disclaimer and does not represent a recommendation of investment advice. Investors should seek the advice of a qualified investment professional prior to making any investment decisions.
Mr. Millers Office
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Investor Ideas Membership Campaign for 2010; Next Stock Directory to be Added- Nanotechnology Stocks


One Million Members Stronger…The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know!

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–February 5, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, announces an update on the member’s campaign for 2010:

“One Million Members Stronger… The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know!”

Investorideas.com Members currently have access to ten stock directories in leading sectors including renewable energy, water and energy stocks. The next directory under construction for members will be a global nanotech stocks directory.
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Natural Gas Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Natural Gas Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. Natural gas stocks included range from LNG, Coal Bed Methane to exploration and producers in the sector . The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.



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