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Michael McDonald

Morning Investments

Contributor since: 02 Apr 2015

Michael McDonald

Michael is an assistant professor of finance and a frequent consultant to companies regarding capital structure decisions and investments. He holds a PhD in finance and his research has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and by Bloomberg.  He teaches classes in the areas of corporate finance and investments. Michael's consulting work includes significant experience as an expert witness, investment consultant, and business intelligence analyst for a variety of companies large and small. He has done work for firms across the US and Europe. He regularly acts in partnership with other experts in finance and economics on a variety of engagements.

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Latest articles from Michael

  • Can Trump’s Proposal Save The Coal Industry?

    Published 26 March 2017 | viewed 9,100 times

    Climate change may not be a significant factor in the decision-making processes of the United States government, according to the White House. As per a…

  • Virginia Plans To Turn Abandoned Coal Mines Into Hydropower Storage

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 21,567 times

    The coal industry may be dying, but the skeletons left behind in the form of abandoned mines can provide new life. The water left behind…

  • Can NYC Reach Its Renewable Energy Storage Goals?

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 13,096 times

    Sustainable CUNY has published a roadmap through which they believe it is possible for New York City to reach its energy storage targets, utilizing resilient…

  • Driverless Flying Taxis Are Coming To Dubai This Summer

    Published 17 March 2017 | viewed 16,455 times

    The past decade has been riddled with rumors of flying vehicles and autonomous taxis. Indeed, it seems every year is the last before the culmination…

  • U.S. Shale Is Pushing OPEC To Breaking Point

    Published 16 March 2017 | viewed 27,556 times

    The trend in the United States of accelerating oil production does not seem to be slowing down. Recent reports show that oil production from U.S.…

  • Dark Days Ahead For UK’s Solar Industry

    Published 15 March 2017 | viewed 12,538 times

    Solar power in Britain has been comfortably subsidized for years now, allowing it grow substantially in a short amount of time. Last year, the subsidies…

  • Will Germany’s 100% EV Plan Actually Reduce Emissions?

    Published 12 March 2017 | viewed 12,260 times

    Germany currently has a plan to usher in renewable energy: 100 percent of cars on the streets will be electric. However, as it stands, the…

  • Rise Of U.S. Shale Could Jeopardize OPEC Deal Extension

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 12,925 times

    OPEC and the U.S. continue to fight for dominance in the global oil market. The battle has been recently been defined by OPEC’s production cuts,…

  • Australia’s 100% Renewable Energy Grid

    Published 08 March 2017 | viewed 16,510 times

    Australia is posed to build an electricity network with 100 percent renewable energy, that is both affordable and secure, and that utilizes existing technology. The…

  • Regulation May Stall The Future Of Energy Storage

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 11,028 times

    DNV GL, an international consultancy group based in Norway, has claimed to have found the key to implementing grid-connected energy storage networks and systems. What…

  • Can Energy Stocks Break Out Of Their Range?

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 3,571 times

    After last year’s rapid recovery from the depths of the oil market’s plunge, many investors went into 2017 expecting black gold to keep rising in…

  • The Aussies Just Shaped The Future Of Renewable Funding

    Published 02 March 2017 | viewed 15,516 times

    Australia is following the crowdsourcing trend that has characterized the last half-decade, pioneering the movement into a new industry: solar energy. Beginning this week, approximately…

  • Will Tesla’s $2.6 Billion SolarCity Gamble Pay Off?

    Published 01 March 2017 | viewed 11,201 times

    Whether or not SolarCity was a good investment on the part of Tesla has been of speculation late as the company released its latest quarterly…

  • Trump’s Pipeline Plans Threaten The Free Market

    Published 28 February 2017 | viewed 12,217 times

    President Donald Trump has announced that the construction of the highly controversial oil pipelines must use American steel companies as their source to complete the…

  • Is The Renewable Transition Harming The U.S. Economy?

    Published 25 February 2017 | viewed 13,278 times

    Recent data from the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook suggests that sectors of America’s energy market are quickly shifting towards greener energy, while also…

  • The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying

    Published 23 February 2017 | viewed 22,253 times

    The United States was once a projected leader in the nuclear energy race. In the 20th century, the world dreamed of finding a way to…

  • Oversupply Fears Grow As U.S. Oil Exports Hit Record High

    Published 21 February 2017 | viewed 14,876 times

    U.S. oil producers contributed a record 7 million barrels of crude oil to international markets during the Week of February 5th, 2017, approximately one million…

  • The Shift Towards Renewables Is Picking Up Pace

    Published 19 February 2017 | viewed 8,836 times

    Renewable energy may have finally found its moment. Amid reports of solar power that is cheaper than any other energy source and massive investments in…

  • LNG Market Recovery Makes GasLog Attractive

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 4,152 times

    The LNG market was one of the hottest sectors in the energy space a decade ago. The surplus of U.S. gas and its high price…

  • Are Ice Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

    Published 16 February 2017 | viewed 34,087 times

    Call it one of the stranger battery storage systems out there. California municipalities are reportedly placing orders for as much as 1 MW of ice…

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