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One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

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Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) has cut its energy costs by an impressive $9 billion through green investments, which translates into $7 billion in net profit. It’s been a…

Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

Nov 23, 2012 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

The European Parliament has rejected a proposal to ban new hydraulic fracturing operations on European Union territory, but while opportunities abound, they won’t be revolutionary just yet.Europe’s decision…

Madagascar: The Hottest Energy Play in East Africa

Madagascar: The Hottest Energy Play in East Africa

Nov 09, 2012 at 16:05 | Editorial Dept

Madagascar’s been sitting on some 20 billion barrels in oil reserves for quite a while. Investors have only recently shown interest, though. Extraction is technologically challenging, and no one was…

Investing in East African Oil and Gas: Going for the (Fragile) Golden Egg

Investing in East African Oil and Gas: Going for the (Fragile) Golden Egg

Oct 19, 2012 at 16:36 | Editorial Dept

As East African nations line up to become the next key oil and gas market, now is the time to enter the game, but beware the pitfalls. Major discoveries are…

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Farmers were panicking this summer, dealing with the worst drought to hit the US in five decades, but from this disaster progress is blossoming in the form of a drought-tolerant…

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:48 | Editorial Dept

From plans to turn coffee grounds and uneaten pastries into bioplastics to energy efficiency competitions among its stores, Starbucks understands that the future is sustainability and that companies demonstrating cost-cutting…

3rd Quarter Energy Market Review & 4th Quarter Forecast with Dan Dicker

3rd Quarter Energy Market Review & 4th Quarter Forecast with Dan Dicker

Sep 07, 2012 at 16:56 | Editorial Dept

What’s attempted in this quarterly review is to look over the individual energy markets, from both a cursory fundamental and financial outlook and try to understand where each of these…

From Bacteria to Biofuel, Invest in Milking Microbes

From Bacteria to Biofuel, Invest in Milking Microbes

Aug 31, 2012 at 15:52 | Editorial Dept

What if we could take a soil bacteria and tinker with its genes to create a biofuel much in the same way that a cow produces milk? Well, we can,…

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:00 | Editorial Dept

The drilling technology that makes the process of hydraulic fracturing possible depends on a special bean that is only grown in India in significant quantities and for which there was…

Algae Growing on Investors as Technology Advances

Algae Growing on Investors as Technology Advances

Aug 04, 2012 at 10:34 | Editorial Dept

It’s been a long and challenging road, but algae biofuels are finally at the point where investors should take notice as technology advances and variety of strategic partnerships—from oil and…


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