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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Cleantech is one of those words that traditionalists love to hate, and that self-described change advocates love to drop into conversation. Neither is entirely certain what it means, which is both the challenge and the promise of a sector that is just emerging into public consciousness and yet is rooted in long-standing practices of efficiency… Keep reading →

It is the best of times for renewable energy project developers and it is the worst of times for renewable energy project developers, and the difference lies in a single contract.

The existence of a signed power purchase agreement (PPA) between the developer of a renewable energy generation project and an established utility marks the divide between a premium-valuation market for renewable assets and a deeply discounted valuation in an overcrowded market. Keep reading →

You might fear for the future of any car whose battery sparked, smoldered, or burst into flames during government safety tests.

That’s what happened to the Chevy Volt, a plug-in electric/gasoline hybrid touted as GM’s leading response to popular demand for cars that consume less gasoline and emit fewer greenhouse gases than the automaker’s thirstier conventional models. Keep reading →

From the perspective of the US energy business, the European debt crisis can feel very far away.

The impacts of ongoing sovereign debt debates are felt first in markets for government bonds and currencies; one can only guess what the extent will be of ramifications on government commitments to clean energy or business activity levels in developed and emerging economies. Keep reading →

It is no secret that the US electricity infrastructure is in large part outdated, often inefficient and hampered by continuing confusion over energy policy direction.

Despite its challenges, the power sector remains a perennial hive of financial activity as development costs remain high, quality assets remain elusive and the mix of financial products required to conduct business grow progressively more complex. Keep reading →

Kinder Morgan will pay $38 billion to purchase El Paso Corporation, creating a new giant in the lucrative business of moving energy supplies to market.

The $94 billion combined company will own roughly 80,000 miles of pipelines and become the fourth largest energy company in the US. The deal announcement is rife with precedent-setting statistics; the new Kinder Morgan will include the largest natural gas pipeline system in the US, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products and the largest independent terminal owner and operator in the country. Keep reading →

The British are coming…to help build solar power plants in the US.

Barclays Capital will partner with K Road Power for a “substantial commitment to fund” continued development, construction and operation of several major solar installations across the country, Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) announced on Tuesday. Keep reading →