Yusuf Kilic

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Solar At The Beginning Of 2016 Vs Solar At The End Of 2016

Sometimes solar energy seems to be on a tear. Then suddenly the industry is on the verge of collapse. This dynamic is known as the Solarcoaster. While 2016 was a wild ride for all of us, the volatility was more pronounced in renewables than in most sectors.<p><b>Me at the Beginning of 2016 vs Me at the</b> …

Fossil Fuels

Apple’s loudest activist investor just dumped his stake

Carl Icahn, one of Apple’s biggest activist investors, told CNBC he has exited his position in the company.<p>He was known for basically trying to pressure Apple into bumping up its efforts to return value to investors. At the time he declared his position, Apple was in the process of a $100 billion …

Investors want mutual funds to get tougher on CEO pay: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Individual investors are angry about CEO pay, and they want their mutual fund firms to do something about it.<p>The BlackRock sign is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, in this October 11, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz<p>Top money managers such as BlackRock Inc …

Huge Boost For Renewables' Output And Reliability Just From Location Planning

California could boost its solar and wind energy output by nearly 50 percent and reduce volatility just by planning where new plants are installed, according to a Stanford economist.<p>Solar and wind developers tend to cluster installations in locations that offer the highest revenues, said Frank …

Why companies like Google and Walmart are buying so much wind power

The U.S. wind energy industry had a memorable 2015, from installing thousands of new turbines across the country to supporting a growing number of jobs.<p>But perhaps one of the most noteworthy brights spots of the past year, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the American Wind Energy …

The 16 most powerful people in finance

To determine the ranking, we considered more than 100 of the most influential players in business, politics, and entertainment and evaluated their influence using metrics in four major areas: economic power, command, newsworthiness, and impact — a subjective measure that captures how important they …

Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste

It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons.<p>A record-setting drought forced growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the Central Valley has permission to light bonfires anymore.<p>But more than trees have withered in California's sun. The …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

The Cannes wardrobe

VOGUE HOMMES FASHION<p><b>Black tie essentials for the Cannes red carpet.</b>

Red Carpet

15 destinations for travelers to set their sights on in 2015

As 2014 slips into history, these 15 destinations look better and better.<p>Some are nations, some are stations, some are cities and one is a mere neighborhood.<p>But in just about every case, there's something particularly compelling about them right now. Maybe it's because gasoline is so cheap (I'm …

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

In stark contrast to previous decades, starting a new venture can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. This is due to the diminishing cost of information and tools combined with the relatively high value of knowledge, skills and experience that founders bring to the equation. Bootstrapping is …

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

I’m all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A third fossil, a third nuclear and a third renewable would be sustainable and ethical.<p>Having said that, <i>Location! Location! Location!</i> holds true as much for energy as for real …

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Just Got A Little Bit Sweeter

A gal doesn’t need Valentine’s Day, a man, or any other excuse to indulge in a little chocolate — especially when it’s Chicago’s very own Vosges. …