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Tony Hayward Replaced By Gulf-State Native Robert Dudley As BP CEO

When he became Chief Executive Officer of BP in 2007, Tony Hayward vowed to focus “laser-like” on safety and reliability. He took�the top position form Lord John Browne, a brilliant marketer with a poor safety record. Under Browne the company was rocked by the Texas City refinery explosion, which killed 15 workers, and a spill…

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While many cleantech investors these days are seeking venture-type investments, London-based Edward Guinness of Guinness Atkinson Funds prefers to back profitable renewable energy companies with established track records (yes, those do exist.) The firm’s Alternative Energy Fund (GAAEX), which Guinness helped launch in 2006, has been underperforming lately, (down nearly 30 percent year to date),…

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