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Henry Hewitt

Contributor since: 05 Jun 2015

Henry Hewitt

Henry Hewitt is an investment strategist and portfolio manager with 36 years of experience in renewable energy. He is also a seasoned writer having published an investment newsletter for over ten years. He has been interviewed by CBS, the Wall Street Journal and appeared on PBS in conjunction with his investment expertise and performance track record. An Oxford graduate, as far as we know, he is the only 5-star fund manager in the world who has been involved in hands-on solar technology R&D for over 30 years. He sold the mutual fund he founded and managed to John Hancock in 2005. He lives on Puget Sound near Seattle.

Latest articles from Henry

  • Tesla: Sell On The Trumpets

    Published 28 January 2020 | viewed 7,709 times

    You probably aren’t asking yourself for whom this bell is tolling, but I’d like to tell you anyway. (You’re welcome.) The classic contrary indicator for…

  • A Letter To Elon Musk

    Published 22 January 2019 | viewed 8,080 times

    Dear Elon, In the long run, those of us who are not dead are investing in earnings, not ego. Don’t be cute -- be profitable.…

  • The Unintended Consequences Of Trump’s Solar Tariffs

    Published 30 January 2018 | viewed 13,503 times

    There may not be blood, but there will be plenty of losses for those who still hold hope for an age that is passing away..…

  • Cities Face Huge Power Shortages In Near Future

    Published 29 July 2017 | viewed 11,640 times

    “You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard. I tell you that the great cities…

  • Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 10,784 times

    If you want more solar BTUs for your buck, track the sun. This generally means the array is on the ground since very few homes…

  • The Next Big Innovation In Solar Is Here

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 19,801 times

    An oil donkey, cycling every 7 or 8 seconds, dips into the well 11,500 times per day. (The math is pretty simple.) A solar tracker,…

  • Is Saudi Arabia Depending Too Much On The Ghawar Field?

    Published 04 July 2017 | viewed 26,329 times

    About the only joy Fossil Fuelers have been getting lately is the sweet satisfaction that the ‘Peak Oil’ crowd got it wrong. What the Fossil…

  • Is The U.S. Getting Left Behind In The Renewable Race?

    Published 25 May 2017 | viewed 22,936 times

    Climate change is the cost of burning capital that cannot be replaced. The best thing about switching over to renewable energy is that the world…

  • Who Will Lead The Transportation Transformation?

    Published 12 May 2017 | viewed 10,845 times

    A moment of truth is at hand, not just for Tesla, not just for electric vehicles, but for transport generally. It is by no means…

  • How Oil Can Be Used To Defeat ISIS

    Published 24 March 2016 | viewed 15,356 times

    In the aftermath of 9/11, I had expected to see George Bush appear before the cameras and say:  “Of Course, You Know, This Means War.”…

  • Ultra-Bearish Headlines As A Contrarian Signal For Oil

    Published 04 March 2016 | viewed 11,274 times

    One way to tell that a bear market move has run its course, or is getting close at least, is when front page stories on…

  • Will Gold Be The World’s Best Currency, Again?

    Published 12 February 2016 | viewed 36,100 times

    After Peak Debt Comes Deflation Paper money, ‘the Heaven-sent leaf’, is nothing new, but it has not always been held in high regard nor previously…

  • Why Surge In Renewables Investment Is Unrelated To Oil Prices

    Published 22 January 2016 | viewed 13,324 times

    As Nick Cunningham’s recent post points out, renewable energy had a good year in 2015; in fact, the best year ever. The graphic below comes…

  • India Will Determine Both Coal And Solar Market

    Published 07 December 2015 | viewed 14,968 times

    Gandhi would be pushing hard to make this happen. Teaching locals how to produce salt from seawater in 1930 gave millions of Indians a measure…

  • Energy Storage Now Moving To The Next Level

    Published 30 October 2015 | viewed 14,770 times

    Lithium Lights Up the Desert The Price of Li in Vegas Alright, so it’s Reno, not Las Vegas, but the important thing is the price,…

  • The Clock Is Ticking On The U.S. Dollar As World’s Reserve Currency

    Published 21 September 2015 | viewed 54,802 times

    The View From Hubbert’s PeakIn 1971, the American President put an end to a 2,500 year trend; the Wall Street Journal called it “Nixon’s Worst…

  • Wind Energy Could Blow U.S. Coal Industry Away

    Published 22 August 2015 | viewed 37,114 times

    It’s not enough to say that fossil fuels have to go or nuclear is hopeless (which are both probably true statements). The question is: What…

  • PV Solar Could Have Some Serious Competition

    Published 15 August 2015 | viewed 19,973 times

      Abengoa’s IST Thermal Trough About half the energy burned in the U.S. is used to make hot water and heat (most of which is…

  • The Price Of ‘C’ In China

    Published 08 August 2015 | viewed 16,826 times

    Source: U.S. Department of Energy As the chart above indicates, since the end of World War II, the amount of carbon being leaked into the…

  • Carbon Tax Could Be Fossil Fuel Industry Achilles’ Heel

    Published 03 August 2015 | viewed 5,092 times

    PV checks every box on the list of imperatives. It is cheap, there are no problems getting it financed (SolarCity will install panels on your…

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