Category | Energy Investment

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.

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.

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.

Energy Investments are Necessary

Posted on 05 October 2012

MarketWatch indicates that investing in green-energy is necessary, stating, “America has a nasty addition to fossil fuels” and that needs to change. However, they say habits are hard to break, try breaking the habit of an entire nation. Fossil fuels not only put nasty chemicals in the atmosphere, financially, it makes sense to invest in alternative energy.

Energy & Recycling

Posted on 28 June 2012

People don’t realize recycling is a self-sustaining industry that creates jobs and decreases the amount of energy we use to manufacture new products. A recycling company, PyroTec, plans to spend $10 million to set up their new global corporate headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina.  South Carolina is known for housing some of the most successful and innovative companies in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and technology industries.

South Carolina to produce Boeing Dreamliner

Posted on 01 May 2012

South Carolina plant to produce Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is expecting to exceed production rate target of three airplanes per month. Jim McNerney, Boeing Chief Executive said, “We will identify upside to that when they prove the three per month. We’re highly confident they will.” Commercial production has accelerated as Boeing commercial orders have grown rapidly, […]