Rob Bergmann

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Scientists Have Developed a Way to Convert Nuclear Power Plant Waste into Sustainable Diamond Batteries

Scientists from the Bristol Cabot Institute have discovered how to make use of nuclear waste and do something good with it. They have come up with an …

First gold 'poured' from Cononish mine

<b>A Scottish mine has produced gold for the first time following the launch of an ore processing trial.</b><p>Mining firm Scotgold Resources is crushing 2,400 tonnes of ore which has been stockpiled at Cononish near Tyndrum in central Scotland.<p>It is targeting "first pour" production of between 400 and 600 …

National Parks

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Renewable Energy

Opinion: Commodity stocks are back this time — really

It has been quite a run for commodity stocks in 2016.<p>The best performers in the S&P 500 SPX, +0.65% year-to-date include a host of energy and …

Stock Markets

China Goes Prospecting for World’s Gold Mines

Hunt by Chinese companies for overseas deals could make China an even bigger player in the global gold market<p>Chinese gold miners are aggressively scouting for overseas acquisitions, encouraged by historically low gold prices that could help them scoop up assets cheaply.<p>Though gold prices have risen …

China

Banks Are Giving Shale Drillers a Painful Credit Squeeze

Nearly two years into an epic oil rout, U.S. shale drillers that have upended global energy markets are finally feeling a credit squeeze as banks …

New Gravimeter Technology Will Enable High-Res Drone-Based Gravity Mapping

Potential applications range from detecting volcanic eruptions to mapping underground oil lakes.<p>Gravity along Earth's surface is anything but constant. The variation from location to location may not be enough to handicap basketball games, but it is large enough to matter. A gravity map of Earth …

This Investor Shares The 3 Things He Looks For In An Entrepreneur

It's all in how you how you present yourself.<p>Managing Partner of Idea Booth and CEO of Webber Investments, Aaron Webber has sat through more than a handful of startup pitches from hungry, wide-eyed entrepreneurs.<p>When I asked him what advice he would give these aspiring or hopeful entrepreneurs, he …

Entrepreneurship

Concerts Create A Huge Amount Of Waste, And Jack Johnson Is Tackling It Head On

Instead of blue M&Ms and champagne, Johnson demands LED bulbs and bike valets.<p>When it comes to his shows, Jack Johnson is something of a diva.<p>Before agreeing to play somewhere, his team hands the venue a detailed rider ― a list of demands that need to be met for him to play the show.<p>But while more …

Sustainability

Hedge funds establish near-record bullish bet on rising oil prices: Kemp

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed a near-record number of bullish bets on increasing oil prices, helping push the main international benchmark well above $40 per barrel.<p>Stacked rigs are seen along with other idled oil drilling equipment at a depot in Dickinson, …

Oil

Renewable energy demands the undoable

The world is increasingly investing in renewable energy. Last year, according to UN figures, global investment in solar power, wind turbines and …

Renewable Energy

Why We Could See an Oil Price Shock in 2016

The depletion of old oil wells is expected to surpass new sources of supply in 2016, as the ongoing oil price slump puts a long list of oil projects …

Eight Signs It's Time To Hire A Business Coach

As a leader, you might think you should have everything figured out already, but this simply isn’t true. While all of us have our own talents, leadership skills are often something we have to learn along the way.<p>Enter the business coach. A business coach oversees and guides a manager or founder in …

Record $286 billion invested in renewable energy in 2015, more than double fossil fuels

In the latest indication that renewable energy sources like solar and wind power are ascendant worldwide, a new report finds that, in 2015, a …

We're About to Witness a Major Development in Safe Nuclear Power

The next generation of clean nuclear power is coming. And as the world struggles to curb the devastating effects of climate change and end its …

Is Nuclear Power A Renewable Or A Sustainable Energy Source?

Nuclear power is presently a sustainable energy source, but could become completely renewable if the source of uranium changed from mined ore to seawater. Since U extracted is continuously replenished through geologic processes, nuclear would become as endless as solar.<p>But do renewable and …

How Oil Prices, Gold, And Other Commodities Move The Market

Shutterstock photo<p>When it comes to commodities and the stock market, investors are quick to blame oil for causing market volatility. While this is …

Opinion: These U.S. shale-oil companies are poised to profit when prices rise

When oil prices stage a sustained recovery, U.S. shale-oil producers will be ready to increase production dramatically in the space of a few weeks.<p>So …

China’s new five-year plan pushes climate targets beyond Paris pledge

Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China. <i>Photo by Jiri Rezac/The Climate</i> …

Look at the Monster Magnet Made for America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Now this is a gadget. Just look at the 6-megawatt direct-drive generator, equipped with a huge permanent magnet rotor: it was designed by General …

Insane: Germany Will Need 3,000 Wind Turbines To Replace This Workhorse Nuke Plant

Germany’s Grohnde nuclear power plant in Lower Saxony has just become the single most productive power plant in history. It just passed its 350 billion kWh production milestone, the most of any nuclear plant, and the most of any plant of its size in the world.<p>Sure, the Three Gorges Hydroelectric …

Tykes and tablets: Is too much screen time damaging your child’s brain?

Let’s face it – screen time is an inescapable reality of modern parenting, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. And that’s not always a bad thing.<p>Educational apps and kiddie-geared TV shows are great ways for little ones to sharpen their …

Tablets

Energy Efficiency Could Provide Major Climate and Economic Benefits

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b><p><i>Energy savings and power from wind and solar sources could provide huge advantages. (Gerry Machen via Flickr)</i><p><i>This</i> …

We’re about to find out how fire acts in zero-gravity

Nasa is about to make the biggest man-made fire ever to take place in space.<p>If you’ve ever watched Gravity you will know that fire doesn’t behave …

The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

An organized entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur.<p>Below you will find short reviews of 10 mobile apps every entrepreneur should use. These apps will help organize your business no matter the trade. An organized entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur. Because these apps all offer different …

Earthquake possible along new fault zone near Victoria say scientists

Seismologists in B.C. have confirmed the existence of a fault only five kilometres south of Victoria, giving South Coast residents one more thing to …

This Is the Top Investment Pick of 2016

The global volatility that has rocked markets since the start of 2016 has investors fleeing for one well-known though often derided haven: gold.<p>And …

How This Entrepreneur Was Able to Earn $150K in 4 Short Months

You created two separate 6-figure businesses by the age of 23 — tell us about how you got started. Hi there. Thanks! Yes, my name is Amanda …

5 Tools You Need to Build Your Passive Income 'Empire'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passive income -- money you make on the side with little effort -- is the hottest way to build wealth, and for good reason: Millionaires, entrepreneurs and the average Joe all understand that passive income makes it easier to compound …

Real Estate