ADI Analytics hosted its first North America Natural Gas and NGL forum in Houston late February. The forum was well-attended with representatives from a wide range of companies including integrated oil and gas majors, refiners, E&P independents, industrial gas suppliers, equipment providers, technology licensors, investors, and media outlets. The forum featured several presentations by ADI […]
Time magazine recently profiled BigBelly Solar and their simple but innovative solar-powered trash bins that collect and compact trash simultaneously. The product allows for a wide range of energy efficiency improvements and has been adopted by several cities. It’s a great example of how cleantech does not necessarily need capital-intensive investments.
In a presentation, Rice University’s Baker Institute scholars have looked at patenting activity over the past few decades, government funding in R&D, and potential impacts on renewable energy. Their conclusion is surprising: Lower government funding in renewable energy reflects R&D’s declining productivity (based on patents) rather than lack of support. While more details are necessary […]
First Solar, the Arizona-based world’s largest maker of solar cells, breaks into the difficult Chinese market with a $5-6-billion deal to build a two gigawatt plant and a stock analyst downgrades the company’s stock from “hold” to “sell” and halves the target price. Why? In the analyst’s words: Even the best thin-film manufacturer in the […]