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Wind Energy: Recap of 2012

April 2nd, 2013

By guest blogger Mia Henderson who also blogs at www.texaselectricityproviders.com 


5 charts that show the massive growth of solar in 2012

December 26th, 2012  |  Source: Giga Om

 

Despite solar manufacturers’ struggles with bankruptcies and an oversupply problem this year, 2012 actually witnessed a dramatic growth in the world’s use of solar power. In particular the amount of solar panels installed on rooftops in the U.S. soared in recent quarters, helped by new financing models by companies like SolarCity and rock-bottom silicon prices — the main ingredient in solar panels.

In these 5 charts, we track the growth of solar power:


Gun control petition breaks record

December 18th, 2012  |  Source: Salon.com

A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling on Obama to introduce a gun control bill has become the site's most popular ever

Only hours after news broke of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, thousands took to the White House website, calling on the Obama administration to lead on gun control by introducing a bill to Congress.
The goal of this petition is to force the Obama Administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns. While a national dialogue is critical, laws are the only means in which we can reduce the number of people murdered in gun related deaths.


Edupreneurs Using Their Business Education to Further Online Education

November 30th, 2012

 

Guest blogger Emma Collins is editor of the Top MBA Programs of 2012 from MBAOnline.com, here she talks about some of the most innovative ways in which education technology entrepreneurs are bettering the world. Value News Network has talked a lot about how the Internet is changing education, and this article is a continuation of many of those conversations.
 


The Twinkie Manifesto

November 19th, 2012  |  Source: NYT.com

 

The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring “The Howdy Doody Show.” And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time.


Ex-Sri Lankan Tigers swap bombs for bras

November 9th, 2012  |  Source: FT.com

Hundreds of former Tamil Tigers, the defeated Sri Lankan rebel army, are moving into a peaceful trade, swapping a history of bombs and guns for bras and football shirts.


Why Apple's Intrinsic Value Will Be $1000+ In 3 Years

November 2nd, 2012  |  Source: Seeking Alpha

 

 

As part of our process, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. In Apple's (AAPL) case, we think the firm is worth $818 per share. In three years, we think the firm will boast an intrinsic value north of $1,000 per share.


Private equity guru’s mission to show big business can do altruism

October 30th, 2012  |  Source: Daily Telegraph - UK

 

Permira founder, Damon Buffini, explains why he wants to tackle social issues.

For many, CSR has become a glorified form of public relations, a chance for businesses to try to put a positive spin on their existence or distract from questionable activities elsewhere.

Damon Buffini is doing his bit to change that view. One of Britain’s best known private equity bosses and once voted Britain’s most powerful black male, the founder partner of Permira has in recent weeks stepped down as a full-time partner at the buy-out firm.


As America shuts out immigrant entrepreneurs, Chile welcomes them

October 13th, 2012  |  Source: The Economist

The lure of Chilecon Valley 


Niall Ferguson and the Rage Against the Thought-Leader Machine

August 25th, 2012  |  Source: HBR Blogs

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson ran into an online buzzsaw this week. He says the "liberal blogosphere" was out to do him in, and that was part of it. But there's something bigger at work: a groundswell of resentment for and frustration with the "thought leaders" who craft our conventional wisdom, get paid big speaking fees for it, yet often behave in ways that don't accord with this status. First Jonah Lehrer, then Fareed Zakaria, now this — and surely there will be more such brouhahas to come.




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