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Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Contributor since: 08 Dec 2015

Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

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. 

You can find Leonard Hyman's lastest book Electricity Acts on Amazon 


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

  • Trump Sparks Fight Over Nuclear Mountain

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 10,975 times

    Nuclear power experts have proposed taking the disposal and storage of nuclear wastes out of the hands of the Federal government and placing it with…

  • Downplaying Energy: Will The Trend Continue?

    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 7,194 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 8,789 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 18,276 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 9,818 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 14,891 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 46,187 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 14,660 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 9,363 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 14,562 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 7,653 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…

  • What A Westinghouse Bankruptcy Could Mean For U.S. Utilities

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 34,107 times

    International news services now report that Japan’s Toshiba Corporation (9502.T) is preparing to make a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary as…

  • Can Renewables Save These Downed Energy Giants?

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 15,067 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 6,751 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 22,479 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 6,507 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 15,846 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 11,392 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 13,231 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 14,010 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,…

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