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Hong Kong Property Investor Creates a $20 Billion Solar Investments Portfolio

A Hong Kong property investor has invested about $20 billion in Chinese solar manufacturing company in hopes of expanding his range of businesses in environmentally friendly technologies and may even seek Wall Street investment for the same. Zheng Jianming, chairman and founder of Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment Ltd., is considering a public listing for [...]

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Statoil sells stake in Shah Deniz to Petronas for USD 2.25 billion

Norway’s biggest energy company, Statoil has sold its remaining 15.5 percent stake in the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan for $2.25 billion to Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas). The transaction incorporates sales of the interest in the Shah Deniz production-sharing agreement, the share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Co. as well as its holding organization, [...]

The Proverbial Glass Ceiling that Limits Stilettos in the Male Dominated Oil and Gas Industry

The Proverbial Glass Ceiling that Limits Stilettos in the Male Dominated Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry has been traditionally tinted as an exclusive “boys’ club”. Statistics show that as much as 72 percent of oil and gas professionals are males, leaving an unbridgeable gap to the existing gender imbalance that needs a rapid and pragmatic solution. In a recent survey by BP and Rigzone, it was [...]

The most photographed phone booth in London sits in front of Big Ben.

Solar Calling? London’s Iconic Red Phone Booths Go Green

Britain is just not yet ready to bid farewell to its beloved crimson telephone booths, it seems. Whether it is opening a small library, or opening elongated aquariums or even the world’s smallest pub, the UK has largely fallen into the habit of saving its darling icon by means of creative repurposing. The rescue efforts [...]

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Kinder Morgan Slapped with a Class Action Lawsuit over Consolidation Plan

A Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court on Friday to put the imminent $70 billion merger between Kinder Morgan Inc.’s limited partnership units to a halt. Lead petitioner Irwin Berlin said that under the tax structure of the KMI buy out of equity shares of [...]

Oahu, Hawaii,has the highest number of houses installed with rooftop panels compared to the rest of the U.S.

The Bitter Battle between Utilities and Solar around the Globe

Recently when Spain issued a notice of a law enforcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a reformatory tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a bar over his Madrid terrace. “The government wanted people to be afraid to generate their own energy, but they haven’t dared to actually pass [...]

Siemens Headquarters in Munich, Germany

Siemens Inks $7.6bn Deal with Dresser-Rand

Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate, Siemens has agreed to acquire Houston-based Dresser-Rand in a $7.6bn (£4.6bn) transaction which will help the German electronics giant to fire-up its oil and gas business in North America. The American firm manufactures oilfield supplies and equipments, and under the arrangement, it will turn into “the platform for oil and gas [...]

Shares of Sinopec were down around 6 percent in midday trading on Monday in Hong Kong.

China Sinopec Sells $17.4bn Retail Unit Stake in Privatisation Push

State-controlled oil giant, Sinopec Corp, on Sunday unveiled its plans to raise $17.4 billion by offering a stake in its nationwide chain of gas stations to outside investors, indicating the biggest privatization push since President Xi Jinping came to power around two years ago. Sinopec, China’s biggest Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, has arranged to offer [...]

Translucent Solar Cells

MSU Researchers Develop Next-Gen Transparent Solar Panels

Scientists at Michigan State University have created a completely transparent solar concentrator, which like your cellphone’s screen could turn any window or sheet of glass into a photovoltaic solar cell. (See Image) The team is certain that the transparent solar panels could be proficiently utilized in an extensive variety of settings, from “tall buildings with [...]

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Australian Scientists Create Technology that can 3D Print Solar Panels every Two Seconds!

A group of 50 scientists from diverse field worked since 2007 to create paper-slender, printable solar panels as a major aspect of the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium. The unique technology utilizes specially developed “solar-ink” that can be printed onto plastic film using standard printers. They hope to see commercialization for utilization in low-power applications [...]

Most of the countries including Saudi Arabia have been making massive investments in petroleum refineries, seeking to reduce imports of diesel and gasoline.

U.S. Oil Economy Could Falter as Saudi Arabia Enters Solar Market

Just as U.S. Department of Commerce is reconsidering to lift the 1970 ban off U.S. crude oil exports, so that it does not significantly damage the efficiency of oil economy, there’s a whiff of bad news coming from the Middle East. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to remove the electrical grid off its [...]

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Shell Submits Revised Plan for Controversial Arctic Drilling

European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC took its first step toward returning to explore in the Arctic. Shell spokesperson Megan Baldino said that on Thursday morning the oil and gas company filed a revised plan to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Anchorage to explore the Chukchi Sea (BOEM, Bureau of Ocean Energy [...]

China which is the largest carbon emitter is currently measures to cut down its carbon intensity which is also known as emissions per unit of GDP, by 16 to 17 percent by the end of 2015

China’s Carbon Emissions Down by 5%, Premier Li Says

China’s carbon emission of carbon intensity has declined by 5 per cent this year, which has been marked as the largest progress in recent years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. “China’s economy maintained medium-high growth in the first half of this year while its carbon emission has achieved the largest reduction this year, down [...]

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, is China’s largest private ship-building and petro-chemical engineering company.

Shipbuilder Rongsheng Heavy Industries Acquires 60% Stake in Kyrgyzstan’s Oilfields

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, China’s largest private ship-building and petro-chemical engineering company, is now venturing into oil and gas exploration via HK$2.2 billion acquisition in Kyrgyzstan, it announced on Thursday. The Hong Kong-listed Jiangsu-based company revealed in a statement that it has, through a subsidiary, bought a 60 percent stake in New Continental Oil and [...]

BHP Billiton Escondida copper mine in Chile.

BHP Billiton to spinoff assets into Mining Company

BHP Billiton Ltd. announced its yearly profits climbed 23%, as it outlined plans to create a new company to accommodate assets including nickel mines and aluminum smelters that would be listed on Australia’s stock exchange. Australia’s biggest company, BHP reported a net benefit of US $13.83 billion for the year through June, after delivering more [...]

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Mexico Reforms Law for Foreign Oil & Gas Investors

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules legislating an opening of Mexico’s state-run oil, gas and energy industries to foreign and private owned businesses. Pena Nieto announced that the administration will give out more details to potential investors by Wednesday which blocks of gas and oil fields will be open [...]

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Study reveals Keystone XL pipeline’s potential carbon pollution much higher than previously estimated

According to a new study, the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline ports could have a much larger impact on greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department originally estimated. The study which was conducted by a non profit research organization, the Stockholm Environment Institute was published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. It says the pipeline would [...]

The consolidated Kinder Morgan empire is set to have an estimated value of about $140 billion, which is $100 billion of market value and $40 billion of debt

Kinder Morgan to Consolidate Empire in $70B Mega-Deal

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder is disbanding his pipeline empire to fortify it for growth as the U.S. shale drilling boom opens up $1.5 trillion in potential projects. Kinder Morgan, which incorporates a gigantic network of oil and gas pipelines across North America, is set to acquire its three associated organizations and revamp as one organization situated in [...]

The deal between the two companies brings a new ray of hope for aviation industry that is currently seeking sustainable means to reduce global carbon footprints

Boeing, SA Airways Join Hands to Turn Tobacco into Jet Fuel

Biofuels created from organic sources, for example, plants and green algae could decrease carbon emissions to an extent of 80% in contrast to petroleum-based fuels. Boeing Co. is collaborating with state-owned South African Airways and Dutch aviation biofuels organization SkyNRG to create jet fuel from an entirely new kind of tobacco plant. The effort is [...]