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Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Contributor since: 08 Dec 2015

Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Biography

Leonard S. Hyman is an economist and financial analyst specializing in the energy sector. He headed utility equity research at a major brokerage house and has provided advice on industry organization, regulation, privatization, risk management  and finance to  investment bankers,  governments and private firms, including one effort to place nuclear fusion reactors on the moon. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and author, co-author or editor of six books including  America’s Electric Utilities: Past, Present and Future and  Energy Risk Management: A Primer for the Utility Industry. 

William I. Tilles is a senior industry advisor and speaker on energy and finance. After starting his career at a bond rating agency, he turned to equities and headed utility equity research at two major brokerage houses and then became a portfolio manager investing in long/short global utility equities. For a time he ran the largest long/short utilities equity book in the world. Before going into finance, Mr. Tilles taught political science .

Latest articles from Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

  • Downplaying Energy: Will The Trend Continue?

    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 4,742 times

    Since the trough in the Great Recession, the world economy has recovered smartly. But according to the latest calculations from energy giant, BP, global energy…

  • Is The U.S. Utility Industry Breaking Free From Its Death Spiral?

    Published 17 June 2017 | viewed 5,662 times

    The U.S. investor owned electric utility industry raked in the money in 2016. According numbers just re-leased by industry trade group the Edison Electric Institute…

  • The War On Coal Is Over

    Published 05 June 2017 | viewed 11,668 times

    The war on coal has ended. Not because the U.S. exempted itself from the Paris Climate Accord, nor because President Obama no longer sits in…

  • What Exiting The Paris Agreement Means For U.S. Utilities

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 7,290 times

    Even businesses with a vested interested in denying the vitality of the green energy movement have begun to recognize its potential. The head of Aramco,…

  • The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Utilities?

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 10,428 times

    Capital expenditure projections for the electricity industry in the U.S. were just released by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The data show a utility industry…

  • Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

    Published 11 May 2017 | viewed 19,561 times

    Researchers project that solar power will become cheaper than conventional, fossil fueled electric generating sources by 2020. (The researchers do not say that directly, but…

  • South Africa’s Huge Bet On Nuclear Energy

    Published 01 May 2017 | viewed 8,101 times

    South Africa, the continent’s second largest economy, with the most organized business and financial sector in the region, has had its share of electricity related…

  • The Green Revolution Is Coming – Is Trump On Board?

    Published 23 April 2017 | viewed 6,508 times

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump seemed to advocate industrial policy to bolster global competitiveness of American business. But the idea that the government should…

  • Finnish Tech Giant Betting Big On Solar

    Published 01 April 2017 | viewed 10,099 times

    Wärtsilä, the Finnish manufacturer of marine and small terrestrial engines, founded way back in 1834, recently announced its entry into the solar power and battery…

  • Westinghouse Bankruptcy Could Stall UK Nuclear Plans

    Published 31 March 2017 | viewed 4,837 times

    Late last week press reports indicated that Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) was preparing a bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse nuclear design and construction subsidiary. Bankruptcy…

  • Can Renewables Save These Downed Energy Giants?

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 6,770 times

    Innogy had disappointing news. Innogy who? Not a household name. Originally, it was called National Power, the biggest of the electric power generating companies privatized…

  • State Owned Enterprises Take More Energy Business

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 4,311 times

    Foreign state owned enterprises appear poised to take an even larger, more active role in the interna-tional energy business in all aspects--nuclear as well as…

  • Electricity Consumption Continues To Fall

    Published 06 March 2017 | viewed 10,430 times

    Electricity sales in 2016 fell, the sixth year in the past ten in which America’s electricity users managed to do with less. Industrial firms made…

  • The Tortoise Wins The Race: Utility Stocks Come In Ahead Of The Pack

    Published 11 February 2017 | viewed 4,571 times

    According to Aesop, the plodding tortoise beat the swift hare to the finish line. Reports just released by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the industry’s…

  • Is It Game Over For Nuclear Power In New York?

    Published 21 January 2017 | viewed 9,891 times

    (IPEC) announced that the three unit nuclear power station on the Hudson River will close fully by 2021. The power station has been a source…

  • EDF Stock Yields 11%...And That's Not Good

    Published 14 January 2017 | viewed 6,600 times

    When a utility stock pays a dividend that yields 11 percent it is either an overlooked steal or the equity of a company with big…

  • Toshiba Loses Billions On U.S. Nuclear Write-Offs

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 9,827 times

    As a sort of financial casino, Wall Street permits its customers to indulge in all sorts of financial risk. Short selling, for example, betting on…

  • Will Trump Privatize The TVA For $20 Billion?

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 9,268 times

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has been a thorn in the side of American conservatives since its inception. But its history, beginning in the Great Depression,…

  • 10 Reasons Trump Won't Lead A Nuclear Renaissance

    Published 28 December 2016 | viewed 11,804 times

    Donald Trump in the White House and Theresa May in 10 Downing Street. They will open the door to more nuclear spending, no doubt. Prime…

  • Saving U.S. Infrastructure – Can Trump Do It?

    Published 17 December 2016 | viewed 6,384 times

    Politicians routinely denounce the deterioration of America's infrastructure while skimping on funding needed improvements. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues an infrastructure report…

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