While in many ways alternative energy remains in its infancy, continuing developments have put the U.S. in a better position relative to energy independence than seemed even thinkable a decade ago. The advent of hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — has opened up a significant oil and gas supply that continues to lower the need to import resources from abroad. Similarly, advances in solar energy are making it an increasing viable solution, and positive guidance from the solar sector supports this belief. Finally, the U.S. is sitting on huge deposits of kerogen that could contain as much as 6 trillion barrels of oil if it could be extracted.
A case for liquefied natural gas
While thus far liquefied natural gas, or LNG, has remained impractical and unavailable in smaller, non-commercial vehicles, there has been an increasing push toward adopting this fuel for larger applications. Within the past month, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) announced that it’s rolling out a pilot program to test the viability of using LNG to power locomotives at its BNSF Railway. The rail company is the second largest consumer of diesel in the country, using more fuel than any entity other than the U.S. Navy. If rail could effectively switch to LNG, the reduction in oil consumption would be dramatic.
5 Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2014: Scintronix Corporation Ltd. (T20.SI)
Scintronix Corporation Ltd, an investment holding company, provides design and manufacturing services in mechanical components/sub-assemblies and electronics products/modules for the automotives, telecommunications, instructment, optical, and medical industries. The company’s services include mechanical design, electronics hardware/ASIC design, software/firmware development, industrial design, mould design, mould fabrication, plastic injection molding, and printed circuit board assembly, as well as various finishing processes, sub-assembly/assembly, and final box build activities. It designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic products, plastic injection moulds, plastic products, stamping tools, and die casting tools, as well as digital audio related parts. Scintronix Corporation supplies its products primarily to multi national companies in Asia, Europe, and the United States. The company was formerly known as TTL Holdings Limited and changed its name to Scintro nix Corporation Ltd in May 2009. Scintronix Corporation is based in Singapore.
5 Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2014: S1 Corporation(SONE)
S1 Corporation provides payments and financial services software solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Banking: Payments, Banking: Large Financial Institution (FI), and Community Financial Institution (FI). The Payments segment provides ATM and retail point-of-sale driving, card management, and merchant acquiring solutions to financial institutions, retailers, and transaction processors of various sizes globally. The Banking: Large FI segment offers consumer banking, small business and corporate online banking, trade finance, and mobile banking solutions to large banks globally; branch and call center banking solutions to large banks outside of the United States; and software, custom software development, hosting, and other services to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The Banking: Community FI segment provides consumer and small business online banking, mobile banking, voice banking, and branch and call c enter banking solutions to community and regional banks, and credit unions in the United States. The company also provides various professional services, such as project management, implementation, custom software development, integration, educational, and Web design services; and customer support services. In addition, it offers hosting services comprising systems outsourcing, data center hosting, and operational management and control across a range of personal, small business and corporate Internet banking, mobile, voice, and payment processing applications. The company primarily serves banks, credit unions, retailers, and transaction processors. S1 Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Erin Ventures Inc (EV.V)
Erin Ventures Inc., a junior mining and exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal properties primarily in Canada, the United States, and Serbia. It primarily explores for gold and boron deposits. The company has interests in the Deep River Gold Project located in central North Carolina; and the Piskanja boron deposit located in Siberia. It also has an option to acquire interest in the Yukon Property located in Canada. Erin Ventures Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Victoria, Canada.
5 Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2014: Meridex Software Corp (MSC.V)
Meridex Software Corporation IP security and facilities management software solutions in Canada. It offers emergency management software solutions for schools; and calendar marketing software for individuals, corporations, and organizations. The company focuses on integrated building security, camera monitoring, HAVC, and lighting control. It also develops intelligent IP surveillance and business optimization software solutions to enable real-time monitoring systems through mobile devices and wireless networks. Meridex enables educational institutions, governments, hospitals, and retail and corporate enterprises to manage, monitor, and optimize security and facilities management systems. The company