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2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-04-22 08:24:35

ALBANY, New York, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Green Energy (Solar PV, Wind energy, Hydroelectric power, Bio-fuels, Geothermal energy) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global green energy market is projected to have a market size of USD 831.99 billion by 2019. This growth is estimated to come at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2019....

2014-04-21 23:09:41

Market leader expands offerings to meet latest green building specifications. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it has joined Green-e Climate, and can now provide certified carbon offsets to green building projects under the new U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED v4 guidelines. The LEED v4 guidelines, which were released in November of 2013, provide universal criteria for green building performance, including new market sectors,...

2014-04-21 23:04:02

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) buys green electricity equivalent to taking 484 cars off the road for one year. PHLY is one of only two members of the insurance industry in EPA's Green Power Partners Leadership Club. Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) announces that its support of green power has earned the company a place in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership. PHLY has purchased Renewable...

2014-04-21 23:00:09

Crowdfunding on Kiva.org provides an innovative way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 For decades, there have been limited ways to champion the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. We’ve been educated on the importance of modifying our individual consumer behavior and advocating for sustainable energy policies. Now, crowdfunding on Kiva.org provides an...

2014-04-21 16:22:13

Adopts SAPC Industry Working Group Residential and Commercial Standards NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercatus, Inc., the leading enterprise level investment analysis and decision making platform for solar energy investors, has formally adopted the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Working Group standard contract documents for both residential and commercial solar. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) convened the SAPC...

2014-04-21 08:21:52

Under Governor Cuomo's NY-Sun Initiative, Companies Continue Successful Sustainable Business Practice ORANGEBURG, N.Y., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (Nice-Pak) and its sister company, Professional Disposables International, Inc., (PDI) - the world's leading producers of pre-moistened wipes - celebrated Earth Week with a ceremony marking completion of the solar array that was installed on the roof of its headquarters and manufacturing plant....

2014-04-17 16:22:44

US Dept of Energy hails new California energy storage consortium as a groundbreaking model for public-private partnerships SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering initiative designed to accelerate the development of the energy storage sector in California has signed its first corporate members - from international giants to emerging startups. CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy,...

2014-04-17 16:22:41

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The winners of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards (Global LEAP Awards) will be announced on 12 May 2014 at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140417/75972) Diary Date: The Awards recognize the very best, most energy-efficient color televisions and super-low energy LED room lights that are compatible with small off-grid solar energy systems. Winners will be...

2014-04-17 12:23:38

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced that it has been recognized by IR Magazine for having the best Sustainability Practice across all sectors and best Investor Relations program in the utility sector. IR Magazine's awards are recognized as the leading international awards program honoring excellence and leadership in investor relations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110124/FL34682LOGO "I'm extremely pleased that IR...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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