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DHS Report: Energy Sector Now a Bigger Target for Cyber Attackers

The energy sector is reporting an enormous increase in the number of attempted cyber attacks in 2013, according to a new report from the Department …

Obama to announce plan to tackle climate change

Barack Obama will unveil a national climate change plan on Tuesday, offering the first real glimpse of how he intends to make good on one of the most …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

How electric-car startup Better Place went to a worse one and lost $815 million along the way

Just how bad were things at Better Place, the now-bankrupt electric car infrastructure company? In 2012, Better Place lost $454 million (with revenues of about $7 million), according to financial filings from Israel Corp., the company’s largest shareholder.<p>Since its inception in 2007, Better Place …

Britain resists EU bid to set new target on renewable energy

The government will oppose attempts to set a new renewable energy target within the EU, in a move that could put at risk tens of billions of pounds …

Warren Buffett Is Making A $1.9 Billion Bet On Wind

Officials with Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy made the announcement at a Statehouse news conference with Gov. Terry Branstad, who noted that wind energy has been a selling point for high-tech firms looking to invest in Iowa.<p>MidAmerican's parent company is Warren Buffett's Berkshire …

The Middle East’s new energy export: sunshine

Last month, Mauritania flipped the switch on a 15-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant. As solar power stations go, that’s small stuff. But for the west African nation of 3.4 million people, the project built by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar will supply 10% of its entire electricity …

High hopes for energy bill

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman are optimistic they can do what many in the energy community gave up on years ago: pass legislation.<p>The lawmakers will introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday to help increase energy efficiency that they say has a fighting chance of making it to the president’s …

European power giant E.ON partners with Ericsson on grid big data

European power giant E.ON is building out a smarter grid across its various networks, including rolling out smart meters, and on Wednesday announced …