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M&A Quarterly News In The Energy Industry Sector

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Energy Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Energy sector for Q4 2018 included 52 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet. One of the notable middle market transactions was closed in November when Ørsted A/S acquired Deepwater Wind, LLC from D E Shaw & Co LP for US$510 million in cash. The acquisition is in line with growth strategy...
Tags: Energy, Business, Mexico, US, Opec, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rhode Island, FactSet, Roy Graham, Entire Energy, Corporate Finance Associates, Merger-and-aquisitions, Energy Industry Sector, Energy-industry-practice-group, Mergers-aquisition, D E Shaw Co LP

House Panel: Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis

Steve Inskeep talks to former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson about a report from House Democrats that details how Trump administration officials apparently sought to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Tags: Energy, News, House, Trump, Steve Inskeep, Bill Richardson, House Panel

GenCure Plans Adult Stem Cell Lab at San Antonio “Innovation Center”

San Antonio—GenCure, a subsidiary of life sciences nonprofit BioBridge Global, expects to open a biomanufacturing laboratory this year at a new “innovation center” that’s being developed by VelocityTX in San Antonio.GenCure is a regenerative medicine-focused organization that accepts and stores bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, which it uses to produce adult stem cells for research. BioBridge plans to lease 21,000 square feet of space for GenCure at the new four-acre VelocityTX complex, whi...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Science, Technology, Funding, Entrepreneur, Trends, Startup, Tech, Tax, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Incubator, Innovation

Topas ecolodge aims to be a model of sustainability

From conception, the goal of the Topas Ecolodge in Vietnam has been to encapsulate sustainable practices at every turn. They also carry a heavy burden of social responsibility by focusing on providing local jobs and sourcing materials from the surrounding areas whenever possible. Nestled into a mountainous region in North Vietnam, they aim to assist the five local hill-tribes that remain largely untouched by the modern world. The vast majority of the 100 employees live in surrounding villages o...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Design, Village, Recycling, Vietnam, Sustainable, Bolivia, Eco-friendly, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Eco-travel, Destination, Rustic, Eco Tourism, North Vietnam

Iowa operatives say ethanol worship is now as corny as The West Wing

Support for the biofuel and its economic impact used to be key in the caucus state. Then Ted Cruz opposed it and won For decades, supporting ethanol was considered the price of admission for the Iowa caucuses. Government backing for production of the corn-based biofuel was seen as a sacred cow. Presidential candidates who opposed it either skipped the state or changed their mind. There was even an episode of The West Wing that revolved around candidates grudgingly endorsing ethanol in order to s...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Biofuels, US elections 2020

Public records requests reveal the elaborate shell-company secrecy that Google uses when seeking subsidies for data-centers

It's not just Amazon and Apple that expect massive taxpayer subsidies in exchange for locating physical plant in your town: when Google builds a new data-center, it does so on condition of multimillion-dollar "incentives" from local governments -- but Google also demands extraordinary secrecy from local officials regarding these deals, secrecy so complete that city attorneys have instructed town councillors to refuse to answer questions about it during public meetings. Data-centers consume ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Post, Corruption, Transparency, UK, News, Climate, America, Water, Secrecy, Foia, San Jose, Corporatism

Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market | Giles Parkinson

The South Australian battery pockets $4m as the market looks to unlock multiple potential value streamsThe Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian energy market, pocketing another $4m in the fourth quarter from the provision of frequency and ancillary services. Related: South Australia's Tesla battery on track to make back a third of cost in a year Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Australia news, South Australia, Giles Parkinson, Hornsdale

Nuclear Fission is a Better Energy Solution than Solar and Wind for the Climate

Michael Shellenberger is the President, Environmental Progress and he described the flaws with depending upon solar and wind to solve the climate issues. Environmental Progress saved several nuclear... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, News, World, Innovation, Michael Shellenberger, Environmental Progress, Better Energy Solution

Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace

For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and manage their equipment. What Palmetto lacked, until the new $20 million credit line it has received from the utility-backed investment firm, Energy Impact Partner...
Tags: Energy, TC, Tech, Renewable Energy, United States, Venture Capital, Nba, Universe, National Basketball Association, Sustainable Energy, Greycroft, Solar Panel, David Stern, Palmetto, Kemper, Energy Impact Partners

How to decarbonize America — and the world

Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade. I’m glad to see it. Suddenly, climate is on the agenda, and ambitions for climate policy are higher than perhaps at any point in US history. The Green New Deal is a resolution...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Column, Europe, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Germany, New York City, US, Alabama

VelocityTX Lands City Grant for “Innovation Center” Redevelopment

San Antonio — VelocityTX is getting a $750,000 grant and another tax incentive from the City of San Antonio for its redevelopment of a large industrial space that VelocityTX plans to turn into a three-building “innovation center” for tech, life sciences, and other businesses.VelocityTX, which is the innovation arm of nonprofit business development organization Texas Research and Technology Foundation, is rebuilding the complex in four phases over the course of 10 years, and says it plans to spe...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Science, Technology, Funding, Entrepreneur, Trends, Startup, Tech, Tax, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Incubator, Innovation

Six reasons to fit a smart meter

Ten years ago, back when Britain had a Labour government and a Department for Energy and Climate Change, plans were announced to put a smart meter in every home by 2020. Much has changed in Britain since, but the target more or less remains. With one year to go, there are still millions of smart […]
Tags: Energy, Home, Future, Britain, Labour, Department for Energy and Climate Change

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks extended their gains on Wall Street as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute. Energy companies, retailers and industrial stocks accounted for much of the broad gains Wednesday as the market extended its winning streak to a fourth day. Key officials from the […]
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Wall Street, China, US, Nation

How Ergonomics Increase Productivity

The modern office is dynamic, and it requires constant improvement. When it comes to making the conditions conducive for workers, most business owners think of listening to employee problems, work flexibility, proper remuneration, and career growth opportunities. Few think of the input that workplace ergonomics have on employee productivity. Ergonomics is the art of designing the workplace with the limitations and abilities of workers in mind. Ergonomic practices in the workplace optimise employ...
Tags: Health, Energy, Productivity, Leadership, Workplace, Professional Development, Ergonomics

Los Angeles to close 3 power plants in aggressive move toward green energy

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be shuttering its three gas-fired coastal power plants over the next decade, a key step in the city’s aspiration to become the nation’s first metropolis to run entirely on renewable energy. Its plants in Long Beach, Wilmington and Playa del Rey had been slated for new, more efficient units run on natural gas. That would have extended the life of the plants until 2045, the state’s target for eliminating fossil-fuels as a source for electricity. B...
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#SaudiArabia's Golden Giveaway to Crude Producers: Oil Strategy - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's Golden Giveaway to Crude Producers: Oil Strategy - Bloomberg:For years Saudi Arabian oil ministers have said that the kingdom won’t balance the oil market on its own. That is pretty much what it’s doing now.By cutting output more than it pledged and promising to go even further next month, the world’s largest crude exporter is handing a free pass to producers elsewhere in the OPEC+ alliance and simultaneously yielding market share to the U.S.Saudi Arabia pumped 10.213 million barr...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Vienna, Financial Times, Khalid al Falih, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oil Strategy Bloomberg

Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

As tech companies continue their race to control the smart home, a promising energy startup has raised a round of funding from traditionally-tech and strategic investors, for a geothermal solution to heat and cool houses. Dandelion Energy, a spinout from Alphabet X, has raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding, with strategic investors Comcast Ventures leading the round along with GV, the investment arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures. Lennar Corporation, the home building...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Fundings & Exits, TC, Gadgets, New York, Science, Hardware, America, Tech, Comcast, Smart Home, Geothermal Energy, Comcast Ventures, Maguire

Trump administration will try to exempt specialty bulbs from energy efficiency standards

Mini-spots, reflectors and candelabra bulbs were supposed to become more efficient next year, saving 80 billion kWh.
Tags: Energy, News, Trump

For first time, Australian court rejects coal mine because of CO2

Think global, act local.
Tags: Energy, News

EQT buys Kodiak from The Stephens Group

EQT has acquired Kodiak Gas Services from The Stephens Group. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC served as financial adviser to Kodiak on the transaction while Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel. And, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal adviser to EQT. Based in Houston, Kodiak is a provider of compression equipment for the extraction of oil and transportation of gas in the U.S. PRESS RELEASE The EQT Infrastructure III fund (“EQT” or “EQT Infrastructure”) today a...
Tags: Energy, US, Trends, United States, North America, Company, Kodiak, Stephens, Houston Texas, Europe Asia, Jefferies LLC, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP, EQT, Midstream, PE Deals

Industry Spotlight: Aligned Energy CEO, Andrew Schaap

The data center space is a hotbed of investment in the hyperscale / cloud era, but sometimes we think it is just space and power.  Ok, maybe it mostly is, but there is also plenty of room to innovate around how you deliver those to customers whose sophistication is rapidly evolving.  Newer entrants like Aligned Energy are […]
Tags: Energy, Advertising, Datacenter, Industry Spotlight, Andrew Schaap

The barefoot engineers of Malawi – in pictures

Eight women from rural Malawi travelled to India to train as solar engineers. Now they are lighting the way for their communities, in a country where just 10% of households are powered by electricityPhotographs by Peter Caton/VSO Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, India, Africa, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Global development, Environmental Sustainability, Solar Power, Malawi, Natural resources and development, Peter Caton

Coalition warned its energy 'big stick' could scare away genuine investors

‘Cool heads’ not ‘politicking’ needed to bolster Australia’s electricity network, Grattan Institute says“Cool-headed policy”, not “panic and politicking” is the answer to Australia’s future energy issues, a new report has found.But government underwriting of new power generation investment, a key Coalition energy policy, could hinder, not help the bid to bolster network reliability, the researchers warned, by scaring away “genuine potential investors”. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, South Australia, Grattan Institute

7 Healthy Foods That Will Fill You Up and Prevent Overeating

David A. Kessler, the author of The End of Overeating, explains very well how people become addicted to foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt. Like addiction does, those types of food cause people to crave for more foods that are loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Because of that, people are instructed to stop eating food high in sugar, fat, and salt. However, many times, people forget to find healthy replacements. It’s left to you to do the research which is no simple task. As Michael Po...
Tags: Energy, Food, Bob, Lifehacks, Mehmet Oz, Jillian, Michael Pollan, Marcy, Krizia, David A Kessler

EU coal generation down 30% since 2012

It dropped 6% in 2018 alone, and there's reason to believe the phase-out will accelerate.
Tags: Energy, News, Eu

WI Watchlist: Epic Systems, M-WERC, Nordic, Dianomi Therapeutics

It’s time to catch up on some recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Dianomi Therapeutics, a Madison-based life sciences startup, said it received a $3 million investment from San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND). The investment includes $2 million in equity funding and $1 million in convertible debt financing, according to a Dianomi spokesperson.As part of the deal, Ligand said it will provide technical and scientific advisory services to Dianomi for a year, a...
Tags: Deals, Energy, Startups, Trends, Tech, Vc, Biologics, Veterans Affairs, Va, San Diego, M&a, Wisconsin, Cleantech, Digital Health, Electronic Health Records, Life Sciences

Boring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, News, California, World, Cities, Innovation, City Hall, Sam Liccardo, San Jose California, Diridon Station, Boring Company, Elon Musk 's Boring Company, Public Transporation

The Green New Deal is long on vision, short on details, and a potential windfall for startups

The Green New Deal has landed. Proposed by the rising star of the Democratic Party, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Edward Markey, a longtime advocate for decarbonization in both the House and the Senate, the sweeping proposal is a grand vision for what a progressive push to rebuild American institutions for the 21st century looks like. But it’s a plan that’s long on promise and short on details. And it’s unlikely to gain much traction in Washington. The proposal is notable ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Technology, Washington, Finance, Senate, US, America, Tech, Nature, United States, House, Universe, Party, Federal Government, Healthy Food

Australia can meet its Paris targets – if government doesn't hinder progress

ANU research suggests net cost of achieving Paris targets is zero because renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuelsNew research finds Australia is installing renewable energy faster than any other country, a trend that will allow Australia to meet its economy-wide Paris targets five years ahead of schedule if politics doesn’t derail the trend, according to new research from the Australian National University.While emissions have been rising across the economy since the Abbott government repea...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Australian politics, Australian National University, Abbott, ANU, Paris Climate Agreement

Michael McCormack makes first visit to Menindee since fish kill: 'We’re all experts in hindsight'

Nationals leader, who had earlier blamed mass deaths on lack of rain, defends irrigators and plays down climate change The Nationals leader Michael McCormack has made his first visit to Menindee since the ecological disaster which led to the death of up to a million fish, claiming “we’re all experts in hindsight”.The deputy prime minister visited the fish-kill ground-zero site with local Nationals MP Mark Coulton, who was also making his first visit since the mass death was reported early last m...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Water, Drought, Australia news, Australian politics, Agriculture, New South Wales, National party, Murray-darling Basin, Michael McCormack, Rural Australia, Menindee, Mark Coulton