Despite falling profits and stronger competition in some green energy sectors, this year may provide good opportunities for investors to buy the industry’s stocks.
Among the favorable factors that are likely to spur new growth for the renewable energy industry are lower raw materials and equipment prices, according to Frost & Sullivan, a market research firm.
The researchers also stress that it is unlikely we will experience a repeat of the situation in the 1970s and 1980s when investments in renewable energy ceased after oil prices fell.
That is because oil prices might still go up due to increasing production costs fuelled by high demand from developing nations, says Alina Bakhareva, green energy research manager at Frost & Sullivan.
In addition to that, "[R]enewable energy is much more mature than it was thirty years ago and is able to deliver power at nearly the same cost as conventional power sources," she says.
The research also highlights the commitment of governments around the world to curbing carbon dioxide emissions and suggests renewable energy is a major tool that will help achieve this goal.
Additional stimulus for the industry may come from the recently passed economic stimulus package which provides funds for some 90 renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives contained in legislation passed by Congress in 2005 and 2007.
Late winter is the season when people tend to get depressed most, and one expert has discussed some of the possible origins of depressive episodes.
According to Shamir Benji, writing for empowher.com, an online women’s health resource, physicians have long known that vitamin B12 and folate are essential for maintaining the proper balance of neurochemicals in the brain.
A deficit of these elements is believed to be one of the causes of depression. However, inadequate levels of many other minerals have also been linked to the condition, including copper, zinc, selenium and iron.
Most importantly, Benji’s insight into some of the causes of such deficiencies may reduce the need to reach for expensive medical treatments in favor of a more natural approach.
Poor diet is one of the most common causes of low levels of vitamin B12, he says, and so rebalancing the diet should be the first approach before medical treatment is considered.
Studies have also shown that vitamin B12, in combination with other nutrients, appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women and may be helpful in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.
Rich sources of vitamin B12 include breakfast cereals, meat, poultry, milk and seafood.
Vitamin supplements may be an option for older people or those who are concerned that their diet does not provide the necessary intake.
Low pH leads to acidic blood which leads to thick and sludging blood which leads to heart attack, stroke and early death.
In fact many diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are caused by acidosis, and many other serious illnesses like cancer thrive in acidic environments.
Most people need alkalinity to balance their pH. The consequences of low or acid pH are serious, leading to acidic saturation of the body and death.
NOT ALL WATER IS WATER! Most water is acidic and very harmful. There is a vast difference between drinking acidic water and alkaline ionized water. Hydration is far superior with alkaline water. Water that is pH balanced is slightly alkaline—around 7.2 pH.
The chemistry of life is water chemistry. Water is the universal solvent. It is a natural solution that breaks down the bonds of larger, more complex molecules.
But not all water is water! Water must be understood in terms of its absorption capacity. The molecular weight of alkaline water is low, making it fast acting and able to reach all tissues of the body in a very short time. After all, the purpose of water is to hydrate.
Alkalinity from calcium lactate or alkaline water accelerates metabolism and transports vitamins, minerals and nutrients at a much faster rate than normal tap water.
When a constant high level of acidity continues, calcium will be depleted in tissues and organs. Then the parathyroid becomes activated and will remove calcium from the bones which contain 99 percent of the body’s calcium. Our bones renew themselves, which requires the ongoing consumption of calcium. But as the body works to provide alkalinity for pH balance it consumes calcium, depleting calcium deposits until osteoporosis, an aging disease, develops.