2016 National Farm Machinery Show Highlights

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 51st National Farm Machinery Show will host more than 300,000 attendees as they visit over 850 exhibitors covering 27 acres inside the Kentucky Expo Center. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found some of the highlights of the 2016 show.Here are some pictures from this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.last_img

Going Green: Cleantech VC Funding Narrows Focus to Energy Efficiency

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In a new study released by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureSource, cleantech startups focusing on energy efficiency raised more from venture capitalists in the last quarter of 2009 than those working on electricity generation. While fewer dollars were spent from the third to fourth quarters, more investments were made, especially in the energy efficiency category, suggesting more focused investments.While investment in cleantech startups as a whole dropped 45% from $868.5 million in the third quarter to $564.5 million in the fourth, the money was refocused into energy efficiency, which nearly doubled from $133.7 million in Q3 to $252.8 million in Q4. Energy generation companies, Q3’s leading cleantech investment category at over $300 million, was dethroned in Q4 as they fell 62% to $118.5 million. 51 total deals in Q3 rose 21% to 62 deals in the final quarter of 2009. Energy efficiency leap-frogged energy generation, gaining 8% more of the total deals between quarters, while energy generation lost 12% of its share. Ernst & Young cleantech director John de Younge says these numbers signify a shift from the expensive nature of the solar companies, which dominate the electricity generation sector, to less fiscally demanding energy efficiency companies.“Energy efficiency is in the sweet spot of many venture capital investors in terms of skill sets and funding parameters, particularly given its basis in information technology,” says de Younge. “Consequently, we may see investor participation in cleantech broaden.”This trend echoes that of overall VC investments which saw an increase in the amount of deals along with a drop in value from Q3 to Q4 of 2009 – a clear sign of investors more carefully spending their funds. Cleantech, and more specifically energy efficiency startups, could see even further growth in 2010 as venture capitalists are set to spend even more in the first part of the year thanks to a boost in funds raised at the end of 2009. Even if the VCs decide to remain cautious as they did at the end of 2009, they seem to be taking a shining to the energy efficiency startups, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see continued growth in that sector.Photo by Flickr user NeoGaboX. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts chris cameroncenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

UP: Senior BSP leader Intezar Ahmad Abdi arrested in murder case

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgSenior BSP leader Intezar Ahmad Abdi alias Bobby was on Saturday arrested in connection with the murder of a state government employee, a senior police officer said in Lucknow.Abdi’s name also figured in an arson attack at UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s residence in 2009 and he was arrested in March this year before being released on bail.He was arrested on Saturday evening from Wazirganj area in connection with the murder of Saifer Haider Naqvi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lucknow, D K Thakur said.Saifer Haider Naqvi alais Saifi, an employee of the Social Welfare Department, was shot dead by unidentified persons near his house on March 2. Abdi’s name figured in the murder case after shooters arrested by Delhi police on May 18 revealed his involvement.The BSP leader was the chairman of Ganna Sansthan, a post equivalent to that of Minister of State. However, he was removed from the post on Friday.- With PTI inputs For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more