It will surely be extremely large, approximately the size of four football fields put together. That’s what Royal Dutch Shell intends to build, as it bets big time on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced through a joint webcast about the creation of Toyota Media Service to provide data services initially to the Toyota Prius drivers. The companies will be investing $ 12 million in this joint venture.
Just when things could not get any worse for BP, they actually have. Barely had the company recovered from the international outburst over its April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is again in the news for all the wrong reasons.
At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.
The fight for lower costs in solar is a never-ending battle. Those who can lower costs will survive; those who can't are headed to the scrap heap. So every quarter we watch to see where costs are trending and who is moving into a better position in the industry. Where do we stand right now?
Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, once said, "I think I've been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, and all my life I've underestimated it. And never a year passes but I get some surprise that pushes my limit a little farther."
For all the damage that it did to your personal finances, 2008's market meltdown did bring one fringe benefit: It cut energy prices down to size. But with prices at the pump creeping back upward, you may be wondering if it's too late to take steps to try to offset the added costs of getting around and heating your home as winter fast approaches.