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June 2, 2014
17:31 EDTEIXEdison International responds to EPA's proposal to control emissions
The following is a statement from Ted Craver, Chairman and CEO of Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to control greenhouse gas emissions: “Southern California Edison is still reviewing the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding carbon emissions from existing power plants. We look forward to responding to the EPA request for comments on a wide range of issues embodied in this proposed rule. Significant review is needed to confirm that the basis for future carbon reductions by the states is equitable and achievable. We believe that addressing climate change through greenhouse gas reductions in a balanced and responsible manner is an important public policy goal. California is a national leader in reducing carbon emissions through a market-based system. Southern California Edison has been a leader in implementing the policies and programs of the State of California to reduce GHG emissions through broad-based energy efficiency programs, support of electric vehicle adoption, and commitment to meeting the 33 percent renewable energy standard through solar, wind and other clean energy sources. Actions of this type by one state alone will not reverse the global path of increased GHG emissions, but they can provide leadership through large-scale examples. We support action at the national level to move in a similar direction, with lessons learned from the California experience, and proper regulatory credit given to those who have taken early action.”
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May 15, 2015
12:39 EDTEIXWells identifies NextEra, Sempra as among favorite utility names
Utilities as a group have dropped in recent months and there are several names in the sector that offer relative value and exposure to secular growth trends, Wells Fargo stated in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: The utilities sector is trading at a forward multiple that is 93% of the S&P 500, versus the ten year average of 102%, according to Wells. Moreover, utilities are "slightly cheap" relative to interest rates, the firm thinks. NextEra Energy (NEE) and Sempra Energy (SRE) have the best growth opportunities in the utility space, according to Wells. They also have proven management teams and are well-positioned to exploit long-term trends, including renewable energy and energy infrastructure, the firm believes. ITC Holdings (ITC) has reached an attractive entry point and, to a degree, offers a near-term hedge against an interest rate increase, according to the firm. Edison International (EIX) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are underappreciated regulated utilities, added Wells. Edison trades in-line with its peers despite superior EPS growth potential and Xcel trades at a 3%-6% discount to the sector despite its at least in-line EPS growth and comparable regulatory risk, which might ease, the firm added. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, NextEra rose 0.5%, Sempra gained 0.6%, Edison added 0.6%, Xcel climbed 0.4% and ITC was little changed.
07:49 EDTEIXWells Fargo identifies favorite utility names
Wells Fargo says that NextEra Energy (NEE) and Sempra Energy (SRE) have the best growth opportunities in the utility space as well as proven management teams, and are well-positioned to exploit long-term trends. ITC Holdings (ITC) has reached an attractive entry point, and, to a degree, offers a near-term hedge against an interest rate increase, according to the firm. Edison International (EIX) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are underappreciated regulated utilities, added Wells.

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