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How to convince Wall Street to invest in energy efficiency

US policymakers have long struggled with the challenge of unlocking cheap capital for energy efficiency projects. Can California make it happen?<p>In the depths of the Great Recession three years ago, California's chief fiscal officer John Chiang gathered his deputies and posed a question: "Is there …

New drilling technologies could give us so much oil, the climate won’t stand a chance

New oil drilling technologies could increase the world’s petroleum supplies six-fold in the coming years to 10.2 trillion barrels, says a report released today by market research firm Lux Research.<p>The most common and controversial technique is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in which …

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How To Sell Value Instead Of Commodities

When interacting with your customers, are you selling a product, or are you selling what that product will do to make their lives easier? In other words, are you providing value?<p>The competitive environment for virtually all products now stretches to the far corners of the globe. Increasingly, …

Why Energy Has Been Outperforming The Rest Of The Commodity Complex This Year

Energy-related commodities have been crushing rivals in the raw materials space lately, the EIA notes today, citing Goldman's commodity index.<p>Here's the chart — energy is up 8.1% since July 1, while non-energy is off -1.5%.<p>The EIA chalks up the divergence to the huge gains in WTI we saw in July. …

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Get a life!

THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the <i>Public</i> …

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Business blues

<b>Global business sentiment has turned bearish</b><p>EXECUTIVES who expect global business conditions to worsen now outnumber those who think things will …

BlackBerry’s cloudy future hurts BB10 smartphone sales effort

Over the past few years, mobile executive Ojas Rege noticed a gradual decline in the number of companies deploying BlackBerry Ltd.'s smartphones and services.<p>In recent months, the slow exodus of customers has become a rapid one. There is mounting evidence, he said, that the company's cloudy future …