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E.ON Hires FirstFuel to Help Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

British utility E.ON is working with Boston-based FirstFuel Software to help British small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) use energy-saving tools usually only available to larger industrial and commercial enterprises. E.ON’s SME customers can now access FirstFuel’s Energy Toolkit free of charge whether or not they own their properties. The tool allows customers to monitor their   …Continue Reading

Wind Energy Sector Receives $2.4B in Funding

Karen Henry

Total corporate funding in the wind sector came to $2.4 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. Funding includes venture capital (VC), public market financing and debt financing. The only VC deal in Q3 was ReNew Power Ventures’ $140 million raise from Goldman Sachs Group, Asian Development Bank,   …Continue Reading

ManageEngine Integrates Intel Plug-In

Linda Hardesty

Australia-based ManageEngine, an IT management company, is adding power management to its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) portfolio with a new plug-in from Intel. ManageEngine is offering the Intel plug-in for its RackBuilder Plus DCIM software, which can monitor 50,000 devices or one million interfaces from a single server. The new plug-in lets administrators know   …Continue Reading

Turks and Caicos Joins Carbon War Room

Linda Hardesty

Turks & Caicos signed a memorandum of understanding to advance renewable energy by joining the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. The Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Rocky Mountain Institute, will provide a range of technical, project management, communications, and business advisory support services to Turks & Caicos.   …Continue Reading

Honeywell Integrates LEED Dynamic Plaque

Linda Hardesty

The US Green Building Council is integrating its new LEED Dynamic Plaque near-real-time monitoring tool with building automation technology from Honeywell. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED   …Continue Reading

Toshiba Carrier Expands HVAC Business Globally

Linda Hardesty

Toshiba and United Technologies – through their joint venture Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC) – have set a target to double the unit’s $1.6 billion annual revenues by the next decade. TCC already has a significant presence in the HVAC industry in Japan. Now, TCC will expand engineering and sales resources outside of Japan, and will   …Continue Reading

Minneapolis Utilities Form Clean Energy Partnership with City

Linda Hardesty

The Minneapolis City Council approved agreements with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy that will establish a City-utility Clean Energy Partnership to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. The Clean Energy Partnership came about following discussions over renewing the City’s franchise agreements with the two utilities. Many communities in Minnesota negotiate franchise agreements with   …Continue Reading

Honeywell, Constellation Expand Energy Contract, Thermostat Deal

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell and Constellation are teaming to offer electricity contracts to homeowners and small businesses across 23 states. By enrolling in the plan, customers can receive up to a $400 gift card from Constellation for buying any Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. The plan builds on the companies’ regional efforts in Texas, where in July, Honeywell and StarTex   …Continue Reading

Stem, Kyocera Integrate PV, Energy Storage for Commercial Users

Linda Hardesty

Stem is teaming with Kyocera Solar to offer integrated solar photovoltaic and energy storage for commercial power users. Kyocera is the first solar provider to offer Stem’s system, which is available now to businesses in California, Hawaii and New York. Stem’s behind-the-meter energy storage and predictive analytics enable rapid response to spikes in commercial customers’   …Continue Reading

Enmetric Provides Johnson Controls with Plug Load Technology

Linda Hardesty

Enmetric Systems has entered into a strategic supply agreement with Johnson Controls, which will allow Johnson Controls to sell Enmetric’s plug load technology to thousands of facilities managers and building efficiency professionals worldwide. Enmetric Systems’ platform enables large enterprises to monitor, control and manage individual plug-load devices, while Johnson Controls says its METASYS building control platform   …Continue Reading

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