Wind energy to power Google’s Iowa data centre

Google has agreed to buy 407MW of wind power from US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm to power its data centre in Iowa. It is the internet search engine giant’s largest renewable energy deal to date and brings the total amount of renewable energy it has bought to more than 1GW. MidAmerican Energy will provide […]

Siemens gets 'record' wind order from Warren Buffett

US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm has placed a wind turbine order claimed to be worth more than $1 billion (£0.6bn) with Siemens. The engineering and electronics giant will supply MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Mr Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company, with 448 turbines for five different projects in Iowa. With a total capacity […]

Billionaire Buffett buys Exxon stake

American billionaire Warren Buffett’s firm has bought a $3.45billion (£2.1bn) stake in oil and gas giant ExxonMobil according to reports. ExxonMobil’s shares rose when news broke that Berkshire Hathaway had taken the multi-billion dollar punt at the end of last week. In the third quarter of 2013, Exxon earned $7.9billion (£4.9bn), a drop of 18% […]

Warren Buffett’s $2.5bn solar deal

US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm has struck a deal with Sunpower to build what could be the largest solar development in the world. MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of Mr Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company, announced it has acquired two solar projects in California for which it will pay between $2 billion (£1.2bn) to $2.5 […]