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Park City To Debut Proterra® Electric Express Bus At Sundance Film Festival

Source: PR Newswire 

Park City Transit and Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Park City Transit will operate a zero-emission Proterra Catalyst® shuttle during the 33rd edition of the Sundance Film Festival, Thurs., Jan. 19-Sun., Jan. 29, 2017.

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Cox Enterprises Celebrates a Decade of Sustainability

Source: PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program. In 2007, Cox formalized its commitment to sustainability with a goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017 and launched a program to engage the company's employees and community partners.

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'Alectra' Unveiled as New Electric Utility to Serve Nearly One Million GTHA Customers

Source: www.marketwired.com

An electric utility that will serve nearly one million customers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be known as Alectra.

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DENVER IS THE LATEST CITY TO REQUIRE ENERGY BENCHMARKS

Source: www.energywatchnews.com

The Denver City Council unanimously passed an ordinance in the latter stages of December 2016 designed to reduce energy use in the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by requiring energy benchmarking and transparency in multi-family and commercial buildings

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Skyco Skylights Industrial Skylight Receives Internationally Renowned FM Approval

Source: Company

Skyco Skylights, the leader in industrial and custom skylights, can now add Factory Mutual FM Approval to its line of 4x8 industrial skylight. 

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Applications Now Available for BGE Scholarships

Source: Yahoo Finance

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced that applications for the BGE Scholars Award are now available online through April 1. The nine new scholarships are part of BGE’s legacy gifts that marked the company’s 200th anniversary last year. Central Scholarship, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is administering the scholarship program on BGE’s behalf.

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Covestro female engineer named to exclusive Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Source: PR Newswire 

Paige Kassalen, market analyst at Covestro LLC, is one of 600 individuals selected from a pool of more than 15,000 nominees to be named a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. Kassalen was named to the Energy list in recognition of her role on the Solar Impulse ground crew.

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Source: PR Newswire

 As part of the company's renewable growth strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced the acquisition of the 276-megawatt (MW) Bethel Wind Energy Center in Texas from Invenergy Services LLC.

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GameChange Solar Signs Strategic Supply Agreement with Leading United States Steel Producer

Source: PR Newswire 

GameChange Solar announced that it has signed a strategic supply agreement with one of the largest steel producers in the United States. This long term agreement for high grade galvanized steel provides GameChange Solar with a steady supply of domestically produced steel from one of the largest steel producers in the United States, helping GameChange to meet its growing need for material to service its customers in the rapidly expanding solar industry.

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Sunnova Expands Zero-Money-Down Solar Ownership Program

Source: PR Newswire

Sunnova, a market leader in residential solar services, announced the expansion of its EZ Own Loan, allowing homeowners to own their solar power system with no out-of-pocket expenses for down payments or maintenance. 

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NREL Pioneers Better Way to Make Renewable Hydrogen

Source: NREL
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device is a promising way to produce hydrogen. A PEC cell absorbs sunlight and converts that energy into hydrogen and oxygen by splitting water molecules. Unfortunately, high efficiency devices developed to date quickly degrade in the acidic solution to which the cell is exposed. The challenge of making a more durable cell must be overcome before renewable hydrogen from PEC devices can become commercially viable.

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Southern Company Subsidiary Announces Strategic Wind Development Agreement

Source: Company
As part of the company's renewable development strategy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) across 10 projects with commercial operation dates between 2018 and 2020. Additionally, Southern Power has signed agreements to purchase wind turbine equipment from both Siemens and Vestas for use at the facilities.

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UGI Gas Division Launches Energy Efficiency/Conservation Program

Source: Company
UGI’s Gas Division announced the formal launch of the company’s comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program. The UGI program provides financial incentives and information that encourage consumers to reduce energy consumption and costs.

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Even With Lower Energy Prices, Corporations Are Focusing On Efficiency & Sustainability

Source: Company
Even without soaring energy prices as a primary motivator, global corporations -- and more specifically their real estate departments -- are increasingly focused on achieving a state of zero net energy (ZNE), according to a report from CoreNet Global, The Bigger Picture: The Future of Corporate Real Estate.

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China to Invest £292bn in Renewable Power by 2020

Source: The Guardian
China will plough 2.5tn yuan (£292bn) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country’s energy agency has said, as the world’s largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.

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8 States That Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy

Source: ecowatch.com
With the Clean Power Plan's future up in the air and concerns about how science might fare given the recent election results, some may think 2016 wasn't a great year for clean energy. However, lots of great state level policies were passed—some with bipartisan support—and there's even some good news on the national front. Looking back at the last year I see a lot of clear signs that the clean energy transition is moving forward in the U.S.

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Google Says It Will Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 2017

Source: BEPA News
Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a decade, intends to get there by 2017. Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”.

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Energy Department Announces Universities to Lead Industrial Assessment Centers Program

Source: EERE
The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced nearly $35 million, subject to appropriations, for 28 higher education institutions from 25 states across the country to set up and operate regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). The centers will provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers with opportunities to improve productivity, secure information, reduce waste, and lower energy costs while providing training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems.

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PECO Delivers $7 Million in Electric Enhancements at Philadelphia International Airport

Source: Company
As part of PECO’s ongoing commitment to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy for customers, the company recently completed a significant electric enhancement project at the Philadelphia International Airport. The $7 million project included replacement of a 13-kilovolt (kV) underground electric cable to further enhance service reliability. More than five miles of new cable was installed and 15 new manholes were constructed as part of this work to enhance the local power grid. In addition to improving system reliability, this work is part of a multi-phase plan that will support the airport.

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Open Therapeutics LLC Buys Majority Stake of Pilus Energy Subsidiary from Tauriga Sciences, Inc.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Open Therapeutics™ has purchased an 80 percent majority stake in Tauriga Sciences, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pilus Energy LLC, according to Jerome Hamilton, CEO of Open Therapeutics. Tauriga Sciences, Inc. is engaged in building businesses in the life sciences space. Following its acquisition, Open Therapeutics plans to continue the development of Pilus Energy’s proprietary technology with the goal of commercialization, says Hamilton. The technology involves removing bacteria from water and converting the bacteria into energy. Hamilton says that Open Therapeutics is looking at the agreement with Tauriga as a means of creating the potential for Pilus Energy to become successful in commercializing its technology:

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PRESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING CHALLENGE: PERFORMANCE TOWARD NEW $4 BILLION GOAL

Source: www.energy.gov

May 9, 2014, the president announced an additional $2 billion goal in federal energy-efficiency upgrades to federal buildings through 2016. This goal, in combination with the initial commitment of $2 billion in 2011, will result in a total of $4 billion in energy-efficiency performance contracts in the federal sector through 2016.

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EIA's AEO2017 projects the United States as a net energy exporter in most cases

Source: Company 

Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases (Reference, Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, Low and High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology, No Clean Power Plan implementation). This is the first time that EIA is publishing projections through 2050 in the AEO tables.

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AMO Releases Draft of Multi-Year Program Plan

Source: www.energy.gov

The Office of Energy and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) posted a draft of its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) for public feedback and comment. This MYPP is intended for use as a guide for AMO, as well as a resource to help communicate its priorities to stakeholders and the public. The document includes an overview of the structure of the AMO office, and a newly defined mission statement and goals. In addition, the MYPP identifies the technology, outreach, and crosscutting activities the Office plans to focus on over the next five years.

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Year in Review: The Coolest Clean Energy Stories of 2016

Source: www.energy.gov

Time flies when you’re having fun—and when you’re in the midst of a clean energy revolution. As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular clean energy blog posts over the past year.

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• AMO Selects 28 Colleges and Universities to Open Industrial Assessment Centers

Source: www.energy.gov

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced nearly $35 million, subject to appropriations, for 28 higher education institutions from 25 states across the country to set up and operate regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). The centers will provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers with opportunities to improve productivity, secure information, reduce waste, and lower energy costs while providing training for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in manufacturing processes, energy assessment procedures, and energy management systems.

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U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves decrease in 2015 due to lower prices

Source: eia

U.S. crude oil proved reserves declined 4.7 billion barrels (11.8%) from their year-end 2014 level to 35.2 billion barrels at year-end 2015, according to U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, Year-end 2015, released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. natural gas proved reserves decreased 64.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), a 16.6% decline, reducing the U.S. total to 324.3 Tcf at year-end 2015.

 

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LEDtronics New Filament-Style LED Bulbs Offer Vintage Look While Providing Huge Energy Savings

Source: Company
LEDtronics announces its new UL-listed filament-style LED bulbs — a product line that recreates the attractive filament look while providing energy-saving, clean lighting for various applications. Gone are the days of inefficient old bulbs; the FIL series is a higher-efficacy, lower-power lighting option for creating a vintage lighting experience.

 

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FEMP Announces $3 Million in Funding to Accelerate Clean Energy Advancement at Federal Facilities

Source: www.energy.gov

On May 26, 2016, FEMP issued a FOA on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies 2016.

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An Historic Achievement - National Grid Customers Are the First in the U.S. to Receive Offshore Wind

Source: Company
After just 11 months of construction on its “sea2shore: The Renewable Link” project, National Grid announced that it is now officially delivering electricity generated by the offshore Block Island Wind Farm to the electricity grid in Rhode Island and to customers – a first-in-the-nation milestone.    

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Energy Secretary Moniz Statement on Breakthrough Energy Coalition Fund Announcement

Source: energy.gov
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the announcement by the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) that the investor group has officially established a new investment fund. The fund, called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), will invest more than $1 billion of patient capital in early stage clean energy.

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Ameresco and PIDC Partner on an Innovative Project at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Source: Company
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that the company is partnering with PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Navy Yard, for the comprehensive design, engineer, build, and long-term operation and maintenance of a new six megawatt (MW) natural-gas fired peaking plant that will anchor one of the largest private microgrids in the United States located at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

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Are We About to See "Zero Energy" Schools Go Mainstream?

Source: www.energy.gov 

Several pioneering school districts have joined our Accelerator program

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Honeywell and Sparks Dynamics Collaborate on Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Solutions

Source: Company
Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cyber and software development combined with Sparks Dynamics’ deep domain knowledge will allow the expansion of a robust IIoT ecosystem that will help customers solve previously unsolvable problems.

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New LED lights will improve night view of Niagara Falls

Source: The Buffalo News

In old stone building high above the street in Queen Victoria Park, the Illuminations Tower houses rows of spotlights which have lit up the American and Horseshoe Falls since 1925, offering millions of visitors a view of the falls after dark.

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NYS Leads Again: More Local Action on Climate Change

Source: NRDC
New York’s recently launched $5 million clean energy competition will spur additional renewables, energy efficiency and clean transportation programs and projects in several of New York’s largest cities. This new initiative of the New York Power Authority, the country’s largest public power provider, demonstrates New York’s continued leadership on climate change and also highlights the increasingly important role localities play in tackling this tremendous challenge.

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New Financing Tool Available for Commercial Building Clean Energy Projects

Source: Confluence-Denver
New financing options for commercial property clean energy projects are available thanks to an intergovernmental agreement between the City and County of Denver and the Colorado New Energy Improvement District.

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Ameresco Completes 5.3 MW Solar Project -the Largest Distributed, Multi-site Project in Tennessee

Source: Company
Knox County officials and Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today the completion of a $12.45 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). In the spring of 2015, Ameresco was selected by Knox County to install more than 5 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of 11 schools plus the Knox County Central Building, and ground-mount solar arrays at the Detention and Juvenile Justice Facilities. The project, recently completed, is expected to provide more than $29 million in energy savings to the County, as well as generating an aggregate approximately $14 million in positive bottom-line cash flow for the County over the next 30 years.    

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IEEE and FERC Align Efforts to Address Energy Infrastructure and Market Challenges

Source:
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address energy infrastructure and related market challenges due to the significant changes in energy supply, demand and technology.

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Melink Develops Vast Solar Farm for NC Country Club

Source: Company
Melink Corporation has completed development of a 5.25 megawatt solar farm in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metro region. Located on land owned by Rock Barn Country Club & Spa in Conover, the photovoltaic array comprises 16,948 solar panels on 28 acres. All of the electricity produced by the solar farm will be sold to Duke Energy. The system is expected to generate more than 7.3 million kilowatt hours of clean energy - enough electricity to serve 500 homes annually - in its first year of operation. The system has an expected life of up to 35 years.

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Capstone Secures Multi-Megawatt 16 Unit Order for Repeat Oil and Gas Customer

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it received a sixteen unit follow-on order for a C800, two C600s, and multiple C65 and C30 microturbines totaling in excess of 2.6 megawatts for a repeat oil and gas customer in the Mancos and Gallup shale plays, situated in the San Juan Basin.

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$25M to Advance Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight. This effort will support innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally.

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3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

Source: www.energy.gov

Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why we have funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines. More than $3 million has been allocated across the six teams for groundbreaking, critical eagle-impact minimization technology research, development, and demonstration projects.

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Latest Better Buildings SWAP Highlights Federal Leadership

Source: www.energy.gov 

The Energy Department's Better Buildings Program recently launched season two of “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy. During the season, both military operations swap energy teams to improve the energy efficiency of each one’s campus. 

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Driving a Revolution in Efficient Manufacturing of Energy Technology

Source: www.energy.gov

Investing in energy technologies used in manufacturing has major benefits to our economy and our national security, while also being responsible with a shared environment. It is crucial to ensuring that we can integrate diverse, independent, and reliable sources of energy into the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. At the same time, the manufacturing of new products related to the efficient and productive use of energy is a tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Over the past decade or more, we’ve seen a surge in the number clean energy products and technologies that are a vital part of the U.S. economy. The revolution in energy efficiency in manufacturing helps companies focus more resources on growing their businesses and staying competitive with other nations, while providing their customers with high-quality products that increase quality of life. So how do we continue to build on this energy revolution and continue to drive American competitiveness in the global clean energy race?

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CWEEL Jordan Making A Positive Change

Source: Company 

CWEEL Jordan held its 11th meeting in 2016 at ZINC facilities. The meeting was organized by Eng Suhair Al Mhairat, CEM, REP, CSDP, and Eng Nidal Jabri board member at the Jordan Energy Chapter EDAMA. Three young and brilliant women in energy delivered exceptional presentations about their work in the energy sector.

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DOE ANNOUNCES NEARLY $25 MILLION TO ENABLE INNOVATIVE ELECTRICAL MOTORS USED IN MANUFACTURING

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight. This effort will support innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally.

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NMSU saves big on energy contract

Source: Company 

New Mexico State University is expected to save more than $1.3 million annually thanks to an energy performance contract between NMSU and energy services company Ameresco.

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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) from Cypress Envirosystems

Source: Company 

The City of New York has deployed the Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) from Cypress Envirosystems to over 50 schools, city buildings, court houses, and hospitals. To ensure the City deploys proven technologies, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) first tests them in their Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program. 

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Edison Energy Signs 3 year Consulting and Energy Services Agreement with San Diego

Source: PR Newswire 

 Edison Energy, an independent energy advisory and solutions integration company for the nation's largest energy users, announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with the San Diego Unified Port District (Port) to provide a wide range of energy consulting and reporting services aimed at reducing emissions and optimizing its energy management. Edison Energy will collaborate with the Port to accomplish one overarching goal: Improve the well-being of the community by achieving the long-term environmental benefits and greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth by The Green Port Policy, an initiative of the Port, and President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

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FuelCell Energy Announces Carbon Capture Solution for Canadian Oil Sands

Source: Yahoo Finance 

 FuelCell Energy (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced a contract with Alberta Innovates for an engineering study on a fuel cell carbon capture application at a Husky Energy-owned heavy oil thermal facility near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.  A second potential site, the Scotford bitumen upgrading facility near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will also be evaluated as part of the engineering study. The upgrader is part of the Shell-operated Athabasca Oil Sands Project (ASOP), a joint venture between Shell Canada Energy (60%), Chevron Canada Corporation (20%) and Marathon Oil Canada Corporation (20%).  Under the contract, FuelCell Energy will develop and prove the application for a carbon capture configured megawatt-class fuel cell power plant to simultaneously concentrate and capture carbon while producing ultra-clean power.  Alberta Innovates will lead the project as part of a consortium effort with Husky Energy and MEG Energy as well as Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) members BP, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Cenovus Energy, Devon Canada Corporation, Shell, and Suncor. Completion of the study may then lead to the installation of the megawatt-scale fuel cell carbon capture system, supported by the oil sands industry.

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ComEd’s Upgrades Improve Reliability and Help Ensure Power System is Ready this Winter

Source: Business Wire

As temperatures begin to dip, ComEd has been hard at work to ensure the company’s electric systems is ready to meet the energy needs of customers all winter long.

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U.S. Marine Corps, Constellation, P&G collaborate to achieve Navy’s first ‘Net Zero’ military base

Source: Yahoo Finance 

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Ga., to reduce energy use, increase energy security, and meet energy demands from renewable sources.

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U.S. ENERGY AND EMPLOYMENT REPORT

Source: US DOE

The. U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) is the agency’s first annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in multiple energy sectors. By using a combination of existing energy employment data and a new survey of energy sector employers, the inaugural USEER provides a broad view of the national current energy employment landscape.

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Plug Power Signs Cooperative Agreement for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Development in China

Source: Yahoo Finance 

 Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, has signed a cooperative memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zhangjiagang Furui Special Equipment Co., LTD (Furui), along with a leading Chinese industrial vehicle manufacturer, also identified as one of the “big three” Chinese automakers, to develop new fuel cell applications and fueling solutions to be utilized in the large and expanding industrial electric vehicle market in China.

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Capstone Secures C1000S Order with Integrated Heat Recovery Modules

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it received an order for a C1000 Signature Series microturbine complete with five integrated hot water heat recovery (HRM) modules.

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New award recognizes California leadership in zero net energy schools

Source: Company 

California is leading the nation in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. To honor early innovation and leadership in this market, nine inaugural ZNE School Leadership Awards were given on behalf of the California Investor owned Utilities Prop 39 ZNE School Pilot Program to showcase the people, buildings and districts that are driving this new standard for school environments. ZNE schools are high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually.

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Capstone Partners with Acresis for New Distributor Product Financing Solutions

Source: Yahoo Finance

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has partnered with Acresis to put together a potentially $100 million dollar product-financing program for Capstone qualified distribution partners to provide much needed working capital and growth capital.

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Why California set out to change the energy storage landscape

Source: CALMAC

California asserted itself two years ago as a major pioneer in the movement toward wider implementation of energy storage technologies both on the grid and behind the meter. By setting the largest energy storage target in the world by unanimous decision, the California Public Utilities Commission made its stance on the emerging power strategy perfectly clear. Energy storage will be a cornerstone element of its strategy going forward.

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Capstone C800S Microturbine to Power Large Pharmaceutical Company in California

Source: Company

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that its California distributor received an order for a C800 Signature Series microturbine to upgrade a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California.  Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016. The customer selected Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines due to their ability to provide 24/7 secure power while also meeting strict Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Best Available Control Technology (BACT) emissions levels, which allow the system to operate continuously and not just as a backup power source.

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Energy Department Celebrates 40th Anniversary of National Weatherization Program

Source: www.energy.gov

This Sunday, National Weatherization Day, the Energy Department joins 13 states – Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin – and several hundred local agencies in celebrating the 40th anniversary of  the department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

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2017 AEE Trade Show LineUp

Source: www.altenergymag.com

AEE's industry trade shows (GLOBALCON, West Coast Energy Management Congress, World Energy Engineering Congress) allows you to network with professionals and colleagues in the energy field, get up to speed on the latest energy management strategies and applications, and see the newest technologies first hand. AEE conference/expo events spans the continental U.S., and explore innovations in energy efficient technologies for facilities, renewable and alternative energy, automated building systems, efficient HVAC and lighting systems, energy services, project financing options, and much more.

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Energy Department Launches $10 Million Effort to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials

Source: www.energy.gov

The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.  

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Tecogen Sells $1.4M Efficient Clean Energy System to Federal Prison

Source: PR Newswire 

 Tecogen® Inc., provider of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, announced the sale of a full turnkey packaged cogeneration solution to a federal prison in New York. Worth $1.4 million, Tecogen's equipment was selected in a competitive bidding process by a national energy service company (ESCO) conducting a broader range of energy efficiency initiatives at the correctional facility.

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Better Plants Partners Celebrated for Reaching Ambitious Energy and Water Goals

Source: www.energy.gov

2015 was a banner year for Better Plants, with two Challenge partners and eight program partners meeting their goals of reducing energy intensity by at least 25 percent within 10 years. Their leadership brings the total number of energy goal achievers, since the start of Better Plants, to 35. An additional two Challenge partners met their goals under a new Better Plants initiative to save water, an important complement to energy efficiency since energy is used to transport and treat water.

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Brown named Energy Manager of the Year

Source: Silver City Sun-News

Alex Brown, Silver City town manager and finance director, was named the 2016 Energy Manager of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. Brown was recognized for Silver City's solar-powered wastewater treatment plant and the installation this year of radio-read water meters.

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Target Passes Walmart as Top Corporate Solar Customer

Source: SEIA
Target has grabbed the top spot among American businesses that are going solar. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) revealed Target’s ascension to the top of the list in its 2016 Solar Means Business report, which found that more American businesses are installing solar than ever before. Adding more solar this year than any other U.S. retailer, Target now has 147.5 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity. This is the first time Target has ranked No.1 in the report’s five-year history.

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This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

Source: NREL
Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy -- some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America's Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the world's first triple hybrid renewable energy plant.

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Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

Source: ORNL
In a new twist for waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous. 

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Schneider Electric Helps NJ Schools Achieve Financial Success Through Energy Efficiency

Source: Company
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the signing of three energy savings improvement programs (ESIPs) with New Jersey school districts that will drive more than $1 million in annual energy savings.

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FuelCell Energy Advancing High Efficiency Electrolysis and Flexible Energy Storage

Source: Yahoo Finance

 FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced a market-driven energy storage solution that affordably and efficiently converts power during periods of low demand into hydrogen, an energy carrier, through high efficiency electrolysis using solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting this development with a $3.0 million cost-share contract to advance SOEC system design that will be added to the Advanced Technology backlog for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Better Plants Shines at 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress

Source: energy.gov
Highlights from the 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C., where the Better Plants Program is taking center stage and improving efficiency for U.S. manufacturers and utilities.

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Birmingham Investing $61.3 Million in Energy Upgrades for City Buildings, Green Job Creation

Source: AL.com
Birmingham is investing $61.3 million in energy upgrades in 125 city buildings, which will save the city $100 million in energy and operational costs over the next two decades and create local jobs.The city contracted with Trane -- a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and building management systems and controls -- to coordinate and complete the project over the next two years.

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With Current, customers can use their energy where it counts most

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And we're maximizing solutions to provide the very best to cities, commercial and industrial customers. We're helping them save money so they can put their energy back to where it belongs--investing in their own growth and innovation

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Lunera Lighting's Helen Lamp Product Family Adds Plug-and-Play LED Linear Fluorescent Replacement

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Lunera® Lighting, Inc., a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, announces the addition of the Helen Lamp T8. Commercial building owners and managers can simply replace common 32-watt linear fluorescent lamps with Lunera's 14-watt plug and play LED T8 lamp. The replacement lamp reduces lighting energy consumption by over 50%, while consistently delivering superior light quality.

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What We Learned From Starbucks: Putting Behavior Based Energy Efficiency to the Test

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Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Market Product

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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California Undercuts Trump's Inauguration With Aggressive Carbon Reduction Plan  
By 2050, California aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% -- and create jobs in the process -- but it will need federal approval for parts of its plan, setting up a potential showdown with the Trump administration.
Ken Silverstein, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Trump Executive Order Hacks At Obamacare, With More To Come  
Trump vows to get out his pen and start reversing Obama's executive orders Monday but some of the biggest rules will take time and careful lawyering to get rid of.
Daniel Fisher, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:00 -0500

America Still Uses A Lot Of Nonrenewable Energy: The Pros And Cons  
With a new fossil fuel-friendly presidential administration and growing global concern over climate change, the issue of what forms of energy we should use, and for how long, may be the subject of a hot debate.
University of Houston Energy Fellows, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/uhenergy/people/uhenergy/
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:33:00 -0500

Rick Perry Proves You Don't Have To Be A Rocket Scientist To Run The Energy Department  
Rick Perry, the Texas governor appointed by Donald Trump to run the Energy Department, will report to work in January to a department whose name he couldn't recall in a gaffe that effectively ended his 2012 primary campaign. A rocket scientist he is not. Cartoon by Ted Rall.
Cartoon Of The Day, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartoonoftheday/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:00 -0500

36 Of The Most Big League Donald Trump Cartoons You'll See, They're Fantastic, The Best Cartoons  

Cartoon Of The Day, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartoonoftheday/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:00 -0500

Rick Perry Vows To Protect Dept of Energy; Al Franken Blushes  
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Trump's choice to become the next Energy Secretary, apologized for his previous recommendation to do away with the Department of Energy and instead vows to protect the science and scientists at the Department.
James Conca, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:12:00 -0500

Possible Oil & Gas Takeover Targets That Aren't In The Permian Hot Spots  
Companies operating in the Eagle Ford, the Mid-Continent and parts of the Rockies are starting to get attention with oil prices stabilizing above $50 per barrel.
Claire Poole, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/clairepoole/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:48:00 -0500

SCOTUS To Decide Arbitration Issue; Unclear If Trump Pick Will Be On Bench In Time  
Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to review the validity of class action waiver clauses in employer/employee arbitration agreements, and one attorney says its decision could have “important implications” for businesses. In an order list Friday, the nation’s high court granted petitions for writ of certiorari, or review, in Epic [...]
Legal Newsline, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:04:00 -0500

US Investigation Of Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash Finds No Defect  
NHTSA's six-month investigation was spurred by a fatal Florida crash involving a Tesla owner using the semi-automated driving feature
Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:26:00 -0500

Rick Perry Vows To Defend Energy Department From Trump  
Donald Trump's nominee for energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, promised senators during his confirmation hearing this morning that he would defend the Energy Department from budget cuts reportedly favored by his prospective boss.
Jeff McMahon, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

With A Record $1.4 Trillion In Sustainability Assets, Investors Bail On Fossil Fuels  
The Climate Group As President-elect Donald Trump puts together his fossil fuel-focused administration, the investment community is moving full speed in the opposite direction, instead putting their bets on emissions reductions and support for clean energy. Some recent developments: Investors controlling more than $5 trillion in assets have committed to [...]
Environmental Defense Fund, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/edfenergyexchange/people/edfenergyexchange/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500

U.S. Shale Producers And OPEC Keep Spiking The Ball At The One Yardline  
Both OPEC and the U.S. shale industry have tried to claim "victory" over the other in their ongoing struggle for market position in recent months, but both were premature, analogous to an NFL wide receiver spiking the football before he reches the goal line. This is a tie game headed for overtime.
David Blackmon, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:24:00 -0500

Duke Energy Gets Slap On Wrist For Deceiving Federal Energy Regulators  
Powerlines stand near the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Duke Energy agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice for violating federal antitrust laws in connection with the purchase of a [...]
William Pentland, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:00 -0500

3 Reasons Scientists Are Confident 2016 Was The Warmest Year On Record  
How do climate scientists really know that 2016 was the warmest year on record?
Marshall Shepherd, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Clean Energy Will Thrive In 2017 Because It's Cheap And Companies Want To Buy It  
Wind turbines, of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first US offshore wind farm, tower above the water off the shores of Rhode Island. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images Every January, Michael Liebreich and Angus McCrone, founder and chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance respectively, look into their crystal ball and predict [...]
Mike Scott, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikescott/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:11:00 -0500

40% Price Drop On Chinese EV Batteries Spells Trouble For Tesla  
Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, and with it the bedrock of Tesla’s strategy and outsized valuation is in serious trouble.
Bertel Schmitt, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschmitt/
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:49:00 -0500

Wyoming Considers De Facto Prohibition On Solar And Wind Energy  
A wind turbine stands on property used by the MidAmerican Energy Co. Eclipse Wind Farm. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Wyoming’s legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state. The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy. [...]
William Pentland, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Total Sees Trump's America As Good For Oil Investment And Will Reveal Texas Deal Soon - CEO  
Total plans to be active in US energy M&A and in the global marketplace. The company has an eye on shipping abundant US natural gas abroad and at the same time developing energy resources in Iran.
Mergermarket, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/mergermarket/
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:26:00 -0500

Fuel And Fury: 'Mexico Had It Coming'  
Millions of Mexicans are bracing for a tough year ahead amid fuel price hikes, rising inflation, a plunging peso and a menacing new president next door.
Nishtha Chugh, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/nishthachugh/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:58:00 -0500

You Can Thank Fracking For Early Closure Of NY Nuclear Plant  
Last week’s announcement that the plant would close 14 years early is being touted by the governor as a major victory, but his unlikely ally in that win is natural gas produced from the Marcellus and Utica shale resources located in nearby Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Jared Anderson, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaredanderson/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:49:00 -0500

I've Served Under Many Republican EPA Administrators. Here's Why Scott Pruitt Is Wrong For This Job.  
I’ve had the honor and privilege of working for six different EPA administrators, almost all of them Republicans. I’ve seen first-hand what it takes to be a good—even great—administrator. And those years of experience tell me that Scott Pruitt is a breathtakingly wrong-headed choice.
Environmental Defense Fund, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/edfenergyexchange/people/edfenergyexchange/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0500

Opportunities In Post-Distress Equities  
We’re going to look at what happens when companies come out on the other side of a bankruptcy and begin to once again trade on the open market.
George Schultze, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeschultze/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0500

Rex Tillerson's Last Deal? Exxon Mobil To Pay $6B To Bass Family For Permian Oil  
End of an era for Bass Family. Tillerson negotiated directly with Sid Bass.
Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:35:00 -0500

Revising Energy Regulations: Some Advice For The New Administration  
A battle is forming over the incoming administration's plans to change regulations, but the current patchwork system is in need of reform, having become unwieldy and unnecessarily burdensome.
Michael Lynch, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:00 -0500

Trump Tweets: How To Profit From This $200 Million App  
This app helps you profit from every Trump tweet.
Zack Friedman, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500

Solar Energy Entrepreneurs In India Are Finding Faster, Cleaner and Economical Route to Power  
Access to power in India is not a given. Here are the solar energy entrepreneurs who have found faster, cleaner and more economical route to universal access to power.
Suparna Dutt D'Cunha, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/suparnadutt/
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:15:00 -0500

Texas Oil Legend Clayton Williams Scores Billion-Dollar Payday In Sale To Noble Energy  
Williams family will make about $1.35 billion on the sale. Clayton Williams was a 1990 contender for Texas governor.
Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:33:00 -0500

Big Independents Continue To Make Big Deals In Permian, Eagle Ford  
Large independent producers have consistently led in the development of major shale plays in the United States. A series of recent acquisitions and divestitures by large independents like Noble Energy, Parsley Energy and Anadarko Petroleum show why this trend is likely to continue into the future.
David Blackmon, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:40:00 -0500

Mark Kelly Of Vinson & Elkins: 'The Days Of Being What I'd Call A Pure Service Partner ... Are Over'  
Mark Kelly, V&E chairman, speaks about how he’s managing the firm’s 16 offices (on 3 continents) and is leveraging the firm’s full-service practice portfolio to navigate a market where the decline in commodity prices has dramatically affected the energy industry.
David J. Parnell, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidparnell/
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:58:00 -0500



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