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Solar: Federal Incentives Grow Local Businesses

Will Federal incentive programs help change the agriculture industry by encouraging more farms to install solar energy systems? Reports suggest they will for some firms in Virginia. A federal incentive program could forever change the face of Virginia’s agriculture industry by encouraging more farms to install solar energy systems. That’s the hope of Blue Crump, […]


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Electric Benz – Daimler 10 Percent Stake in Tesla Motors

Daimler’s interest in battery systems, electric drive systems and related vehicle projects leads to the automaker acquiring nearly 10 percent of one of the leading electric vehicle companies, Tesla Motors Inc. Read the full story and MB press release at AMG Market | Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts here.


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Green Winners Paper By A.T. Kearney

While updating my alumni info on the A.T. Kearney website, I surfed around and found, “Green Winners” – a white paper explaining why firms are wise to continue their sustainability efforts. As companies cut costs to get through the current global economic slowdown, there is often a temptation to abandon recent forays into sustainability. Yet […]



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60 Minutes Ponders Pickens Plan on Sunday

CBS is taking a close look at the Pickens Energy Plan this Sunday; Charlie Rose profiles Pickens on 60 Minutes, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Is it politics or truly an attempt to help us better understand how to end our dependence on foreign oil once and for all?  Although I consider 60-minutes a […]


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Shell Funds Energy Land Reclaimation Study

On of the key issues facing the environment today is venture capital and funding support from large corporations. Oil Obit Energy News is interested in following the money and we will report on developments in the sector. Recently, we learned that Shell is providing a $950,000 grant to enable Colorado State University (CSU) researchers to […]


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Sixth Annual Energy Technology Conference

Ardour Capital Investments, LLC and Baker & McKenzie LLP are hosting a energy technology conference on October 16, 2008, at the Baker & McKenzie Conference Center (New York). The following is their press release concerning the event: Ardour Capital Investments, LLC, a leading research and investment bank focused on Energy Technology / Alternative Energy & […]


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Oil Obit – Building the Coffin

Will McCain or Obama help us write the obituary for our dependence on foreign oil? Both are proposing they will. John McCain “Elimination of our dependence on foreign oil is a fundamental key to us restoring our economy, creating millions of jobs and also ensuring that America is secure and not dependent on oil from […]


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Links to Energy Careers and Jobs

Resources for careers in energy and energy-related job listings. Career Information Association of Energy Engineers A source for information on the dynamic field of energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance. Careers in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Lists resources that discuss the kinds of education and skills, both technical and non-technical, […]