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2012-06-11 06:21:51

MADISON, Wis., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin Utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the selection of the following firms to implement three new energy efficiency programs for Wisconsin businesses: CLEAResult: Retro-Commissioning Program The Weidt Group: Non-Residential New Construction Program The Weidt Group: Multi-Family New Construction Program "Focus on Energy looks forward to working with these firms to...

2012-05-24 02:24:00

HOEVELAKEN, The Netherlands, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOeCON BV* which is a substantial minority shareholder in KiOR Inc. announced today that it sold 834,544 Class A Shares held by it in a block trade to an institutional investor. Paul O'Connor, BIOeCON's founder and co-founder of KiOR clarified that the number of shares sold represents a minority of the total number of shares in KiOR held by BIOeCON. The sale was executed primarily in order to enable BIOeCON and...

2012-05-23 02:23:25

RENO, Nev., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that it has been informed by Ormat Industries, Ltd., its parent entity ("Ormat Industries"), that the transaction by and among Bronicki Investments Ltd. ("BIL"), the controlling shareholder of Ormat Industries, and FIMI ENRG Limited Partnership, a newly formed Israeli partnership and FIMI ENRG, a newly formed Delaware partnership, both controlled by FIMI Opportunity IV (collectively, "FIMI"), to sell...

2012-05-08 10:21:45

BERKELEY, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) today announced that TAS Energy has joined as a member of its Steering Committee. As a leading international energy technology company with products that incorporate advanced energy storage technologies, TAS Energy lends an invaluable perspective to CESA, the voice of the energy storage industry in California. "Advanced energy storage technology helps improve the efficiency of the entire...

2012-05-02 06:21:36

Runner-Up Maryland Wins $15,000 in DOE Competition COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mesdi Systems Inc., a company founded by a team of six students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developing precision electrospray modules to accelerate and improve the production of lithium-ion battery components, won the first annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The UCF Mesdi...

2012-04-24 06:22:10

MADISON, Wis., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced the selection of two Wisconsin-based firms to implement new energy programs that will launch July 1, 2012. Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC), a nonprofit with a history of working with Focus on Energy, will implement a residential new construction program. The program's design, eligible measures and incentive...

2012-04-24 02:24:04

VANCOUVER, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced that it has reached agreement with a leading global coatings manufacturer for the sale of up to 10 tonnes of Lignol's proprietary HP-L(TM) lignin to be used for product trials, with the initial 2 tonnes of HP-L lignin having now been delivered. The sale comes as the culmination of a multi-year joint...

2012-03-30 14:20:58

VANCOUVER, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("Lignol" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012 (all figures in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted). Q3 FY12 Highlights: -- Awarded up to $2.2 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada...

2012-03-30 02:21:35

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the South San Francisco Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions activated the largest K-12 solar and energy efficiency program in San Mateo County. The project has provided nearly 100 local green jobs and is expected to reduce the district's utility costs by $20 million over the next 25 years. The project is anchored by solar panel arrays at 15 elementary, middle, and high school sites throughout the district. In...

2012-03-06 08:52:00

MADISON, Wis., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Focus on Energy a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Focus on Energy's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. Focus on Energy, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will...