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Review of Predictions and Highlights / Lowlights of 2012 Presenters: Nick Bellamy and Paul Plath. In what range will the S&P 500 be trading at the end of 2012?. The Bull Keeps Roaring. S&P was at 1258 as of December 31, 2011. …and was at 1426 on December 31, 2012.
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and Highlights / Lowlights of 2012
Nick Bellamy and Paul Plath
S&P was at 1258 as of December 31, 2011
…and was at 1426 on December 31, 2012
…and at 1511 as of yesterday
At the end of 2012 there were 363 new coal plants under development in China, vs. 36 in the U.S.
Maybe the Sierra Club Relocate its HQ To Beijing?
Prices were below $3/MMBtu until about Mid-September, and bottomed out at $1.90MMBtu in April
Which of these commodities will see the Greatest Price Increase in 2012?
Crude was basically flat
Steel was down 10%
So the winner is……the BC Lift Ticket!
BC Lift Ticket Now: $119
Last Year $105
% Increase 13.3%!
Red Tail Lodge Burgers are flat at $14.25
Technically, these folks were right – there was no extension in 2012!
But Lo and Behold, another year squeaked out on New Years Day!
Sept. 11, 2012: Summit Power Group Celebrates Major Milestones in Financing and Construction of the Texas Clean Energy Project – Generating Jobs and Energy
This announcement was a bit premature…. Developer is now focused on China as the primary source of debt and equity. Looking for an end of 2Q 2013 financing.
If the new deadline at the end of February 2013 is missed, DEC would have to reissue regulations and hold public hearings, potentially adding months onto an environmental impact review that started in July 2008. Shale gas development has been banned in New York since the review began.
Sean And Yoko: LET IT BE!!!!
Among the interesting choices…….
What do you get the presidential candidate’s wife who has everything? If you’re Newt, you get the (third) wife a $500,000 revolving account at Tiffany’s. When asked whether that’s an appropriate image for a guy pushing fiscal responsibility, Gingrich insisted, it’s a normal way of doing business.””
“I’ve got a Binder full of Women…..”
The BCEC vote mirrored the popular vote in the 2012 election
The Environmental President? On Earth Day 2009, President Obama flew to and from Iowa, making two trips on Air Force One and four trips in Marine One, and burning at least 9,000 gallons of fuel on the 895-mile cross-country excursion. The president makes the trip so he can plant a single tree and deliver a speech on the importance of using alternative energy.
Karl Rove, FoxNews Sign New 4-Year Deal -- Despite botching his election night predictions, Karl Rove is renewing his contract with FoxNews for another four years. "The contract assures the ratings-leader cable news network that it will retain one of its most popular commentators ...
Nebraska governor approves revised Keystone pipeline route – Jan 22, 2013
53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline – Jan 23, 2013
The Dalai Lama
Elaine Benes (“Seinfeld”)
“Denying the permit for a brutally stupid, money-grab like the Keystone XL pipeline is a no-brainer, right Mr. President?"
“Nine winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, have written a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama asking him not to approve a pipeline that would ship oilsands crude from Alberta to Texas.
Things We are Thankful for:
Things We Still Need to Watch Out For
Elections are over!
PTCs extended (for a while)
Stock market is up
Eurozone jitters are down
Lots of cheap gas
Casualties in Afganistan at 4-year low
Most of us still have our jobs!
Debt Ceiling Debate Paralysis
Uncertain focus for DOE and EPA
Employment and growth still anemic
The Euro is still not out of the woods
Middle-east tensions rising (again)