Topics in Energy – Wind Power

Posted on 02 July 2014

Overall and in addition to wind energy, companies across the country are working to provide efficient energy options to consumers, as well as those that are economically and environmentally sound. Providers like Cunningham Energy, for example, invest in the development of new technologies that can improve their process and offer the best energy solutions to the public (see the BBB listing for Cunningham Energy).

Investing in Energy

Posted on 12 May 2014

Investing in energy can also be a smart move for environmental and financial reasons, as shown by the guys who have done it such as David Leuschen, Founder of Riverstone, LLC.

Empire State Building’s Love Affair with Green Energy

Posted on 09 May 2014

Known for being “green,” the Empire State Building is currently owned by a company (ESRT) called Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., which also owns no less than eighteen other properties in the city.

Empire State Building Green Initiative

Posted on 11 April 2014

The green Empire State Building continues to reflect American hopes, celebrations, possibilities, and Anthony Malkin who was featured in Harvard Magazine. It sits in close proximity to other New York landmarks in midtown Manhattan.

The Growth of Private Equity in the Energy Industry

Posted on 24 October 2013

Founded in 2000 by Pierre Lapeyre and David Leuschen, Riverstone has raised about $25 billion of equity and has enjoyed a net overall rate of return of 20 percent. The company held the largest U.S. energy-focused capital commitment during the first nine months of 2012 with its $3 billion fund.

Keeping Your Home Pest Free This Season

Posted on 08 May 2013

While some pests like ants, bedbugs, and termites are fairly universal, others are native to specific areas, and may multiple because of unusual weather patterns. For example, residents are working towards pest control in Maryland due to especially high populations of cankerworms which are eating the leaves off trees, and causing defoliation. Little things such […]

Cenergistic Receives Excellence Award

Posted on 03 April 2013

Since 2000, Cenergistic has aided over 4,500 buildings in earning Energy Star certification.

Energy Smart Investments

Posted on 03 April 2013

Riverstone Holdings focuses on investments in the energy and power sectors. The firm is comprised of seven investment funds, including the largest renewable energy fund in the world, which altogether make up $24 billion of capital.

New Jobs in Energy

Posted on 01 April 2013

Throughout the country, hundreds of energy firms are creating thousands of jobs that are boosting local economies, like Cunningham Energy in West Virginia. They expect to drill 85,000 square feet in Big Sandy, Elk Districts, and Union District in West Virginia.

Conserving Energy in the Los Angeles Metro System

Posted on 26 November 2012

Los Angeles adds its name to the growing list of cities searching for creative ways to go green.

The L.A. Metro will now use recycled kinetic energy to power its trains by installing a Wayside Energy Storage Substation (WESS). The concept is relatively simple: save and collect the energy created by breaking and use it while the train accelerates. The project is estimated to cost $3.6 million, and will be overseen by Vycon, a leader in eco-friendly flywheel systems.

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Auto Manufacturing Companies

Vehicle Failures Concerns Consumers

Posted on 01 August 2012

Consumers are concerned with a recent discovery regarding ethanol and the damage it can do to vehicles. Fuel containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) could have an adverse reaction that could cost consumers more to money to repair. “Clearly many vehicles on the road today are at risk of harm from E15. The unknowns concern us […]

Energy Education

Energy Saving Solutions this Winter

Energy Saving Solutions this Winter

Posted on 30 November 2012

Companies like Energy Education Inc. can help you evaluate your energy usage and take control of your energy costs.

Energy Investment

California to Host World’s Largest Solar Project

California to Host World’s Largest Solar Project

Posted on 12 November 2012

8minutenergy’s partner Arlington, Va.-based AES Solar recently closed on the financing. AES Solar is a joint venture between AES Corp. and Riverstone Holiding LLC. Riverstone is an energy and power-focused PE firm founded by acting Senior Managing Director, David Leuschen.

Fracking Economy

Drilling Impact fee in Pennsylvania

Drilling Impact fee in Pennsylvania

Posted on 09 February 2012

Pushed by Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor, Tom Corbett, the first-ever drilling fee on Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling industry will be instated. The bill passed by congress with much debate, but in a move to support the oil and gas industry, the Pennsylvania state Senate and House voted in favor of Marcellus Shale legislation.

Environmental groups, local officials, public health experts and tens of thousands of residents have questioned the motives of the oil and gas industry – worried about the side effects, the environment, and the economy. Pennsylvania Fracking has regular updates on the fracking industry as a whole and what it means for the state of Pennsylvania.


Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Posted on 18 October 2011

What to do with nuclear reactors worldwide? Exactly one day before the catastrophe of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) agreed to continue the operation of a similarly built plant in Vermont. The Vermont Yankee plant is 38 years old and had a license that was supposed to expire […]

Shale Gas

Shale Gas Controversy

Shale Gas Controversy

Posted on 01 November 2011

Many people have worries about shale gas production in the US. There are concerns about chemical usage, waste getting into the water supply and possible explosions from fracking. While these concerns are valid there have been advancements in technology and environmental regulations that ensure safe extraction of shale gas.

South Carolina Manufacturing

Ideal State for Business and Energy Development

Ideal State for Business and Energy Development

Posted on 22 October 2012

“Commerce supports ongoing research and development that will help further our state’s portfolio of alternative and sustainable energy, including wind,” SC Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said in a statement. “These industries can help fill the pipeline with high-skilled, high-paying jobs.”


Expanding Solar Power for Energy

Posted on 19 November 2012

AES Solar is a joint venture of AES Corporation (based in Arlington, VA) and Riverstone Holdings LLC. The mission of the AES Corporation is to provide energy solutions that are sustainable, safe and reliable in each serving market. The corporation is headed by President and Chief Executive Officer Andre R. Gluski.

Riverstone Holdings LLC is a private equity firm focused in the energy and power sectors. Founded in 2000 by Pierre Lapeyer, Jr. and