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Branson’s Carbon War Room Merges With Alternative Energy Think Tank

Linda Hardesty

Carbon War Room, the global non-profit organization co-founded by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson, has merged with alternative energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in an effort to combat climate change and accelerate demand and financing for low-carbon solutions that are technically feasible and cost effective today. The merger brings together CWR, a young organization known for   …Continue Reading


George T. Wilkinson Acquires Atlas Boiler Works

Linda Hardesty

Massachusetts’-based boiler company George T. Wilkinson has acquired the assets of Providence, RI-based Atlas Boiler Works and Acme Boiler Rentals. Through this acquisition, George T. Wilkinson’s mobile company, Wilkinson Mobile Boilers, will more than double the amount of high and low pressure steam boilers and hot water boiler trailers in its fleet. Additionally, the company   …Continue Reading


GE Assists Underground Microgrid Project in Upstate NY

Linda Hardesty

GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clarkson University have partnered for a microgrid research project in the Village of Potsdam, NY, near the Canadian border. Fueled by a $1.2 million grant from the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy   …Continue Reading


Bahamas Joins Carbon War Room

Linda Hardesty

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas joined the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. The Carbon War Room, a global nonprofit co-founded by Sir Richard Branson and the Rocky Mountain Institute, will provide a range of technical, project management, communications, and business advisory support services to help The Bahamas implement clean energy projects. Through its participation in the   …Continue Reading


ForceField Energy, Noveda Expand Lighting Partnership

Linda Hardesty

ForceField Energy signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Bridgewater, NJ, based Noveda Technologies for Noveda’s Intelligent Lighting Management Technology. Under the terms of the agreement, ForceField will retain exclusive rights for the use of Noveda’s IntelliNET Luminaire Management System (LMS), which involves any combination of lighting controls technology, integrated measurement and verification, and all associated hardware/software   …Continue Reading


Energy Retrofit at Utility Headquarters Saves $1M

Linda Hardesty

Avista Utilities’ renovation of its Spokane headquarters has achieved $1.1 million in energy savings. The milestone is the result of a $28 million, two-phase, five-year project, which included completely retrofitting Avista’s 150,000-sq-foot headquarters with energy efficient systems. Avista partnered with McKinstry to design, construct and manage all facets of the project. Phase one, completed in   …Continue Reading


HP, EcoSteer Deliver Industrial Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Hewlett Packard will sell EcoSteer energy management software as a component of its Internet of Things (IoT) Applications portfolio. HP IoT Applications are supported by the HP IoT Platform, a unified framework that provides all the IT infrastructure and services needed to support applications in energy management, public mobility, street lighting and other aspects of   …Continue Reading


USGBC Joins Global Energy Efficiency Initiative

Linda Hardesty

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, a program of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) also joined the initiative. The Accelerator Platform and its members are committed to the goal of doubling the global rate   …Continue Reading


Sunwave Offers Nemalux Hazardous Location LEDs

Linda Hardesty

ONEnergy says its Sunwave energy efficiency business is now offering customers the lineup of industrial LED lighting from Canadian-based Nemalux. Nemalux luminaries are designed to specifically address the lighting requirements of industrial applications and the demand for low profile, hazardous location lighting. The Nemalux lineup of ruggedized LED lighting products includes LED spot lights, linear luminaries,   …Continue Reading


NextEra Energy Buys Hawaiian Electric for $4.3B

Linda Hardesty

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced a merger agreement valued at about $4.3 billion, including the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excluding HEI’s banking subsidiary. Hawaiian Electric will maintain its name and continue to be based in Honolulu. There will be no involuntary workforce reductions at Hawaiian Electric for at   …Continue Reading


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