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Supply and Sustainability: Piecing Together the Energy Puzzle

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2010

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The global energy sector is at a crossroads. This has sparked a heated debate about the most appropriate energy mix in those countries that are considering the use of nuclear power and renewable energy, and in companies that are committed to tackling climate change...

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In BP's Record, a History of Boldness and Costly Blunders

Author: Lyall, Sarah
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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This article examines the warning signs associated with BP "taking too many risks and cutting corners in pursuit of growth and profit." All of which have arguably, lead to the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.

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U.S. Department of Energy & Recovery Act Funding: Bridging the "Valley of Death"

Authors: Roberts, Michael J.; Lassiter, Joseph B.; Nanda, Ramana
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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The case focuses on the US Dept. of Energy and the $38 billion dollars of stimulus funding the DOE received to encourage clean tech. They focus on "bridging the valley of death" i.e., helping young, innovative companies finance technically risky and very capital intensive development and commercialization programs.

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Solar Industry Learns Lessons in Spanish Sun

Author: Rosenthal, Elisabeth
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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Two years ago, this gritty mining city hosted a brief 21st-century gold rush. Long famous for coal, Puertollano discovered another energy source it had overlooked: the relentless, scorching sun.

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Amyris Biotechnologies

Commercializing Biofuel

Authors: Pisano, Gary P. ; Wagonfeld, Alison Berkley
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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In 2009, Amyris Biotechnologies was building a plant in Brazil that used synthetic biology to convert sugarcane into both renewable fuels and renewable chemicals. The Amyris' marketing team was investigating the commercial interest for both types of products, while the research and development team and the operations group were building processes that could accommodate both as well.

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Introduction to Global Energy Industry-Applications, Technologies and Original Equipment Manufacturers

MGT 894.01

Author: Curley, Tom
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Fisher College of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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The objectives of this Energy course are to familiarize the student with the energy industry, develop a view of how technology is poised to meet this demand, and utilize the energy industry to understand global trends of supply, demand, technology and the financial implications.

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Nuclear Or Not? Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future?

Author: Elliott, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2010

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With the nuclear issue back on the agenda worldwide, this highly topical collection steers a path through these controversies, presenting the views of proponents of nuclear expansion, examining the challenges that face them and exploring the arguments of those who support alternative approaches.

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Fabio Rosa "Bridging the Electricity Divide in Brazil"

Authors: Gupta, Vivek; Avatha, Harish
Product Type: Cases
Source: IBS Center for Management Research
Publication Year: 2010

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In February 2008, Fabio Rosa, a social entrepreneur based in Brazil, was awarded The Leapfrog Fund Award sponsored by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Lemelson Foundation. The award recognized Rosa's efforts at providing rural families living in Brazil with access to electricity.

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Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk

A Benchmarking Study of 100 Companies

Author: Barton, Brooke
Product Type: Cases
Source: Ceres
Publication Year: 2010

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Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg.

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Namasté Solar

Authors: Lawrence, Anne T.; Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Should a fast-growing, employee-owned solar electric company accept a buyout offer from a private equity investor? Could it do so without sacrificing its distinctive, high-involvement culture?

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