The GE-Alstom Merger: Where Does it Fit Into the Soft Grid?

September 4, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Energy Mergers

General Electric’s proposed $13 billion takeover of Alstom (also called an "alliance") could create a supergroup of smart grid technology, if the marriage goes well. But like any giant corporate merger, there will be overlapping areas of expertise that need to be integrated or otherwise addressed.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Ice-Cold National Industrial Policy'

July 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Industry and National Policies

GE’s apparently successful takeover of key segments of Alstom’s prized energy business raised eyebrows when many thought German energy giant Siemens would prevail. Siemens’ unwillingness to part with its train signaling business is reportedly one aspect of the deal that tipped it in GE’s favor.[read more]

Report: Alstom to Accept GE's $13B Offer

May 1, 2014 by Jeff St. John

The bidding battle between General Electric and Siemens over Alstom seems to have found a preferred winner. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Alstom’s board had agreed not to seek out alternatives to GE’s proposed $13 billion takeover of its power and grid businesses.[read more]

My Turbine Blade Is Bigger Than Your Turbine Blade

June 18, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

There’s a my-turbine-blade-is-bigger-than-your-turbine-blade battle going on in the wind power industry.Siemens just showed off a 75-meter wind turbine blade, which doesn’t quite measure up to the 80-meter model Vestas had announced earlier. But size isn’t everything, right? Timing matters, too, and Siemens appears to be further along in...[read more]

CO2 Solution and Codexis strike carbon-capture research deal with power-equipment giant Alstom SA

December 6, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

I’ve written about Montreal-based CO2 Solution in the past — over the past 10 years, in fact — and I’ve wondered if this company is ever going to achieve commercial success with its novel carbon-capture technology. The company’s technology is based on carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme in the human body and all animals that processes carbon...[read more]

French energy giant jumps into solar market.

May 24, 2010 by Todd Woody

photo: BrightSource Energy In last Thursday’s New York Times, I wrote about French industrial conglomerate Alstom’s $55 million investment in BrightSource Energy, a California-based solar power plant builder: Alstom, the French energy giant, has taken a $55 million stake in BrightSource Energy, a solar power plant builder backed by...[read more]

ACCCE Leader Pleas for Carbon Price

September 24, 2009 by A Siegel

Yesterday, during a panel on Assuring Access to Clean and Competitive Energy in the Council on Competitiveness‘ National Energy Summit, Arch Coal President and ACCCE Vice President Steven Leer made a strong appeal for government policy to put a price on carbon. I think a price on carbon is necessary. Sigh … As with most of the coal...[read more]

The Buenos Aires-Rosario-Cordoba Line

February 9, 2008 by Jonathan Smith

This blog recently relayed information about an alliance to span all of Western Europe with a high-speed train network, and previously conveyed information about a rail network that could connect the Americas with Asia and Europe. Development is occurring in the Americas, albeit not at the pace set by high-speed rail in Europe. Tel Aviv...[read more]