Chron Energy Links: 05.19.08

A few of the energy related items on and elsewhere around the Web:
CHRONICLE 100: Our annual survey of the region’s top public and private businesses
CHRONICLE 100: No. 1: National Oilwell Varco: builder of rigs, maker of deals
CHRON 100: Knight (formerly Kinder Inc.) makes strong debut on private list
Power meters getting smarter: $4.75-a-month fee for customers could be offset by lowering use of electricity
Another BP trial over Texas City blast nears
New player enters Gulf lineup: Norway’s Seadrill coming to market
Energy seeks a boom in youth: Industry touts altruism as it tries to attract engineering talent
ERCOT renewable-credit trading program generates robust activity
Gaszilla 2008: “Within the next few days, America will cross a benchmark that I thought …”
Office Buildings As Peaker Plants
Latest Goldman report forecasts eventual oil price rise of 14%
Bush visit to Saudi Arabia goes as expected: hospitality but little additional oil
Pickens Mesa Power Orders 1,000 MW of Wind Turbines
US FERC orders hearing in Energy Transfer Partners market-manipulation case