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Revising Energy Regulations: Some Advice For The New Administration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:00 -0500

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.


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Trump Tweets: How To Profit Now With This Trading App

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500

This app helps you profit from every Trump tweet.


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Solar Energy Entrepreneurs In India Are Finding Faster, Cleaner and Economical Route to Power

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:15:00 -0500

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.


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Texas Oil Legend Clayton Williams Scores Billion-Dollar Payday In Sale To Noble Energy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:33:00 -0500

Williams family will make about $1.35 billion on the sale. Clayton Williams was a 1990 contender for Texas governor.


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Big Independents Continue To Make Big Deals In Permian, Eagle Ford

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:40:00 -0500

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.


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Mark Kelly Of Vinson & Elkins: 'The Days Of Being What I'd Call A Pure Service Partner ... Are Over'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:58:00 -0500

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.


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Solar Is the Largest Employer in U.S. Electric Power Generation Industry

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

Solar employment accounts for the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In a new report "U.S. Energy and Employment Report," the DOE explains that the traditional energy and energy efficiency sectors employs about 6.4 million people in the United [...]



If Big Oil Drowns Trump, Green Energy Could Cast Him A Lifeline

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:24:00 -0500

The acrimony targeted at President-elect Trump could threaten to undo him, which is why some of his advisors are telling him to steer the middle ground at least with respect to energy and environmental policy.


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Is The U.S. Failing To Lead On Climate Change?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:30:00 -0500

Last week Sen. Jeff Merkley challenged Rex Tillerson on the issue of climate change leadership. But Sen. Merkley doesn't seem to appreciate the actual results of China, India, and the U.S. in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.


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New Leaks Show Volkswagen To Launch 8 New Energy Vehicles In China

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:54:00 -0500

The Volkswagen Group plans to launch eight New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China, according to a slide from a product presentation that has leaked onto the internet.


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30 Under 30 Europe: Reinventing Industry With Flying Cars And A Better Picture Hanger

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:40:00 -0500

This year's FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe list for Industry features entrepreneurs and innovators in a variety of fields.


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2017 30 Under 30 Europe: The Standouts2017 30 Under 30 Europe: The Standouts30 Under 30 Europe: Technology30 Under 30 Europe: Finance30 Under 30 Europe: Science and Health Care30 Under 30 Europe: The Arts30 Under 30 Europe: Media30 Under 30 Europe: Social Entrepreneurs30 Under 30 Europe: Policy30 Under 30 Europe: Industry30 Under 30 Europe: Entertainment30 Under 30 Europe: Retail and Ecommerce

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:40:00 -0500

Edward Boyes, 27, U.K.

Cofounder, HelloFresh

A food-subscription business that sends pre-apportioned ingredients and cooking instructions to consumers' doorsteps weekly, HelloFresh offers quick and healthy meals developed by chefs and nutritionists. Boyes is the company's U.S. CEO, based in New York City for the time being and charged with expanding its American operations.

Abbas Kazmi, 24, U.K.

Founder, Collegiate Capital

Kazmi raised $100 million to seed Collegiate Capital, a venture firm that focuses on fintech, cybersecurity, energy and gaming; he's Europe's youngest founder and managing partner of a VC fund of that size. He started his first business, a game called U-Design, at age 16; he also now serves as CEO of the Oxford Accelerator, a business incubator hosted by the prestigious university.

Arantxa Unda, 29, Spain

CEO, Sigesa

Unda abandoned a budding career in investment banking to pursue a more fulfilling one in health care. After earning a Harvard M.B.A., she acquired a 41% stake in Sigesa, a medical-software company founded by her father in the late 1990s, and took over as its CEO.

David Andrés, 29, Spain

Chef and Owner,ABaC Restaurant & Hotel; RestaurantSomiatruites

In addition to his role as chef de cuisine for the two-Michelin-starred ABaC Restaurant & Hotel in Barcelona, Andrés runs his own place, Restaurant Somiatruites, a Catalan eatery just up the road in Igualada. For two years running, he has been named "best of the Spain/Portugal region" by the Europe-wide San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition.

Emilie Tabor, 28, Maddie Raedts. 28, The Netherlands

Cofounders, IMA

The company Tabor founded with her friend Maddie Raedts is helping an array of notable brands figure out their European youth-marketing strategy. Through its network of more than 6,000 bloggers, YouTubers and other social-media personalities, IMA gives such clients as Nike and Calvin Klein insight into Europe's young consumers.

Filippo Yacob, 29, Italy

Cofounder, Primo Toys

Inspired by the birth of his son, Yacob invented Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches children as young as 3 the rudiments of coding--the kids "program" symbols that govern the robot's movement--without increasing screen time. Primo Toys pulled off the largest educational-technology crowdfund in Kickstarter's history, raising nearly $1.6 million from backers in 96 countries.

Guillaume Capel, 29, France

Cofounder, Singa

Capelle founded Singa in 2012 to help refugees acclimate to Europe. Last year it provided intercultural training for some 2,000 new arrivals in France. (It also has operations in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.) Among its initiatives is a startup incubator for refugee entrepreneurs that accepts 30 applicants a year; one company it recently graduated was WelcomHere, an online platform whose network helps refugees find homes and jobs in France.

Jordan Daykin, 21, U.K.

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How I Experienced The Only Pure Form of Energy At CES 2017

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Solar energy is an integral to the embedded, connected & intelligent future as peanut butter is to the fried Elvis sandwich.


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NuScale First To Submit SMR Nuclear Application to NRC

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500

NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America, submitting the first design certification application for any SMR to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and providing something we’ve all been waiting for – a reactor that cannot meltdown.


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Gas And Renewables Toppled Coal A Decade Early

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Cheap natural gas and renewables ousted coal as America's leading energy source in 2015—a decade earlier than the Clean Power Plan predicted, and without the Clean Power Plan's help, according to a new analysis.


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How Changing Our Built Environment Can Save The Planet

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:46:00 -0500

Jason F. McLennan leading an interdisciplinary design charrette focused on ecological restoration. HisSchool of Regenerative Design, soon to open outside Seattle,will take asimilarly interdisciplinary, no-siloes approach. Ashoka entrepreneur Jason F. McLennan started theLiving Building Challengea decade ago to radicallyreframe how we relate to our built environment. With a global community ofpioneering [...]


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How Entrepreneurs Can Change Their Business With More And Better Sleep

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:06:00 -0500

Taking power naps, having proper sleep hygiene, and setting a schedule are 3 of the most powerful tools in your entrepreneurial road towards better sleep.


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With Nine Gigawatts Coming Online In 2017, India Set To Emerge As Solar's Third Superpower

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

With 9 GW to be installed in India this year, and a goal of 100 GW by 2022, the country is set to emerge as the third solar superPower, behind the U.S. and China


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Metal Price Collapse And China Exodus Push Mongolia To A Risky Economic Brink

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:00:00 -0500

Once upon a time Mongolia was happening. Mining firms from Australia, China, Russia and North America were digging up the vast country for the likes of gold andcopper. People had jobs and money to spend. Then in 2014 foreign investment began to fall along with a global decline in commodity [...]


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Will Big Oil Discovery In Guyana Boost Growth At Exxon Mobil And Hess?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:48:00 -0500

Investors were ho-hum on the stocks of Exxon Mobil and Hess despite their announcement of a big discovery off the coast of Guyana, their second.


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Short-Term Outlook For U.S. Natural Gas Prices, January 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:00 -0500

Shutterstock Prices Isn't this fun? The roller coaster ride continues. We’ve seen a surge up until the mid-$3.90s at the end of December, then a collapse down to a $3.10 close Monday, and now up closer up to $3.30 again. The run up for the end of the year can be attributed to [...]


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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:00 -0500

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model S

Porsche Mission E

The Audi e tron quattro concept

Mercedes Generation EQ


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More States Charging Added Fees For Plug-In Cars

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:00 -0500

Ten states – soon to be 11 – assess added annual registration fees to owners of plug-in cars to help recover lost gasoline-tax revenues.


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15 Best 2017 Cars And Crossovers For Snow1. Volvo XC902. Volvo XC603. Jeep Patriot4. Jeep Compass5. Jeep Cherokee6. Subaru Crosstrek7. Subaru Forester8. Subaru Outback9. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk10. Jeep Grand Cherokee11. Land Rover Discovery12. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport13. Mitsubishi Outlander14. Mazda CX-515. Porsche Cayenne

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:00 -0500

As with all the models featured in this slideshow, the Volvo XC90 crossover SUV is among the non-truck vehicles that offer all-wheel-drive for added traction in the snow and also have the highest ground clearance – in this case 9.4 inches – to allow driving in deeper accumulations without unduly scraping the undercarriage or getting stuck.

Standard ground clearance on this midsize wagon is 9.1 inches.

Ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 9.1 inches when properly equipped.

Ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 9.1 inches when properly equipped.

Ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 8.7 inches when properly equipped.

Standard ground clearance on this subcompact wagon is 8.7 inches.

Standard ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 8.7 inches.

Standard ground clearance on this midsize wagon is 8.7 inches.

Ground clearance on this subcompact crossover SUV is 8.7 inches when properly equipped.

Ground clearance on this midsize crossover SUV is 8.6 inches when properly equipped.

Redesigned for 2017, standard ground clearance on this midsize crossover SUV is 8.6 inches.

Ground clearance on this subcompact crossover SUV is 8.5 inches when properly equipped.

Ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 8.5 inches when properly equipped.

Ground clearance on this compact crossover SUV is 8.5 inches when properly equipped. Note: This applies to the 2016.5 version; full 2017 specs are not yet available.

Standard ground clearance on this midsize crossover SUV is 8.5 inches.


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Russia's Energy Sector Set To Thrive In 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:23:00 -0500

Before getting into how Russia’s diplomatic moves could bring in billions in 2017, let’s take a look at what one energy expert thinks about the Russian energy sector.


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Ambitious Texas Carbon Capture Project Turns Rocky For NRG At $50 Oil

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

At a giant coal-burning power plant in Texas, NRG Energy has completed a $1 billion project to capture carbon dioxide and use it to revive an old oilfield. It seems to be penciling out well for the environment, but not for the company's bottom line.


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Proterra Snags Order For Up To 73 Battery-Powered Buses From Seattle

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:04:00 -0500

With the latest announcement the fast-growing clean tech company estimates it has orders for 377 of its zero-emission transit vehicles


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