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[ November 27, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 99108 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In the eyes of President Obama, there’s little doubt about it: Climate change is happening and we have a moral obligation to stop it. With electricity output as the primary greenhouse gas polluter, will the president’s new policy pave the way for environmental electricity or will it put us all in the dark? Here’s what you need to know. The factsElectricity production accounted for 33% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2011. That’s higher than both transportation’s 28% and industry’s 20% piece of the pollution pie. Source: whitehouse.gov When considering utilities (and power plants, specifically), the numbers look even more negative. Power plants account for 40% of all domestic greenhouse gas pollution,despite significant emissions reductions. In a response letter to the president, the Edison Electric Institute noted that utilities have “been a leader in reducing criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the last two decades.” Power sector carbon … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 8476 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Ford’s 2015 Expedition big SUV will lose its V-8 in favor of an EcoBoost turbo. But It will boast an updated interior and tweaked front styling when it arrives at dealers in the second half of this year. “Ford invested wisely,” IHS Automotive senior analyst Stephanie Brinley said. “They updated the things customers touch and see.” The Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition EL version compete with giant SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The GM SUVs will be all-new this year, and continue to offer V-8s — as they move to the same platform as the automaker’s redesigned 2014 full-size pickups. The Expedition is not due for a complete redo for two years, when it’ll switch to the same platform as the redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup due on sale late this year. Hot Construction Material Companies To Own For 2015: Holcim Ltd (HOLN) … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 48670 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) said it will pay for construction of an 18-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in northernNevadato provide power for a data center the technology giant plans east of Reno. The Fort Churchill Solar Array, to be built in Yerington, was included in a filing Monday by NV Energy (NYSE: NVE  ) with the Public Utilities Commission. Apple announced plans last year to build the data center. The solar generating plant would be located in Lyon County, south of that facility. The solar plant proposal must be approved by state regulators, a process that could take several months. In a statement, Apple said the solar project would provide renewable energy for the data center and add clean energy to the power grid. “All of Apple’s data centers use 100 percent renewable energy and we are on track to meet that goal in our new Reno data center … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 68635 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There were just 76.3 million PCs shipped worldwide during the first three months of the year, according to industry watcher IDC. That’s the sharpest year-over-year decline that IDC has witnessed since it began tracking quarterly shipping trends 19 years ago. The low volume of desktops and laptops finds the PC industry back at 2006 levels. Everyone knows what’s happening. Smartphones and tablets are taking over. Apps and cloud-based solutions are making it less necessary to be tethered to a PC. This is terrible news for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) , so it wasn’t a surprise to see Goldman Sachs downgrade Mr. Softy shortly after the IDC report. There will always be a market for PCs; it will probably just continue to shrink indefinitely. This is a market that was ripe for disruption. Most people don’t need the processing power packed into laptops, and the lack of desktop portability makes it less … Continue reading

[ November 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 47323 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company’s economic output. That’s because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls. Earnings’ unreliability is one of the reasons Foolish investors often flip straight past the income statement to check the cash flow statement. In general, by taking a close look at the cash moving in and out of the business, you can better understand whether the last batch of earnings brought money into the company, or merely disguised a cash gusher with a pretty headline. Calling all cash flows When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in … Continue reading