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New York Culinary Experience 2014 Presented By New York Magazine And The International Culinary Center - Day 2

The changing global oil refining picture has seen several mid-range to large companies spin off their downstream operations in recent years, but the trend has yet to travel up the food chain to the world’s largest oil companies, despite pressure from investors to do so. Examples of companies that divested downstream assets include Hess and… Keep reading →

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2

By Bryan Borzykowski Last June, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway surprised a number of investors by sinking more than $500 million into Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU), one of Canada’s largest oil-and-gas companies. To Americans, it may have seemed like just another one of the Oracle’s undervalued plays, but it got a lot of long-suffering Canadian energy… Keep reading →

Storm Eases Over Windfarms

Last week The Pew Charitable Trusts released their “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?: 2013 Edition“. This report examined the investments made globally in the renewable energy sector, as well as the breakdown of new renewable power generation capacity added. These are important and interesting trends to follow as the renewable energy sector continues to… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

The Federal Gulf of Mexico is one of the fastest-growing offshore markets with yet-to-be-discovered potential of about 48 billion barrels of oil, according to various US data. The latest EIA data allocate 17% of US crude oil production in 2013 to the federal offshore Gulf of Mexico. Could the future of the US oil industry… Keep reading →

Oregon Power Station Sends Energy To California

The electric power industry stands on the brink of transformational, perhaps revolutionary, change. For much of its history, the industry has been based on a fundamental operating model: electricity, produced at large central power plants, is carried by long-distance transmission lines and local distribution lines to customers. Thanks to advances in technology and cost reductions… Keep reading →

Germany Invests In Renewable Energy Sources

As energy-focused investors search for opportunities brimming with potential, the growth in renewables – albeit from a small base – along with other cleantech solutions cannot be ignored. The Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge details opportunities and challenges clean energy companies currently face. Sectors like… Keep reading →

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Wind turbines that float 1,000 above ground for months at a time take advantage of higher wind speeds than ground-based units, but they cost a lot more. Nevertheless, floating windmills could be deployed in circumstances where cost is not a primary limitation, such as remote locations characterized by high power prices or military installations. [Inhabitat]… Keep reading →

Work Crew Installs Solar Power Panels In Santa Monica

When it comes to protecting the environment and fighting climate change, California has always been a first mover. Now the state is boldly acting to unleash a new market that saves energy, cuts pollution, and drastically increases clean energy investment for California’s residents. Last week, California approved a $10 million reserve that will revive the Property… Keep reading →

Burmese Punks Deliver Food To Some Of Yangon's Poorest Communities

In this series on Myanmar’s power sector, Breaking Energy takes a look at the dynamics of the sector, what’s driving change, how foreign investors are getting involved, and the challenges facing the government. In Part I below, we examine the state of the sector. Last November, residents of the new, more democratic Myanmar took to… Keep reading →

Cabinets From Both UK And Scottish Governments Meet In North East Scotland

The US EPA lifted a ban that prohibited BP from bidding on new leases in the Gulf of Mexico. BP was suing the EPA because of the ban. The British oil major may now participate in a lease sale being held this Wednesday. “After a lengthy negotiation, BP is pleased to have reached this resolution,… Keep reading →

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