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The Impact of Fossil Fuel Prices on Alternative Energy Stocks

By Roman Milioti

The purpose of this paper is to determine if fossil fuel price fluctuations can influence the price alternative energy stock valuations. Employing a Lag Augmented VAR analysis, the research analyzes how natural gas and WTI oil prices impact the price of an alternative energy index. The analysis reveals that neither the price of natural gas nor the price of WTI have a statistically significant positive impact of the price of the alternative energy index. The results are attributed to natural gas and alternative energy acting as both substitutes and compliments given renewable
energy intermittency.

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Advisor: Gale Boyd | JEL Codes: G12, Q42

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