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Barrier-Breaking $10 Cree LED Bulb Now Even More Affordable with Utility Rebates

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its ongoing mission to drive 100 percent adoption of LED lighting, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has earned ENERGY STAR® qualification for the game-changing soft white Cree® LED Bulbs. ENERGY STAR qualification signifies these Cree LED Bulbs now qualify for incentive rebates through certain local utilities. Not only do the ENERGY STAR qualified Cree LED Bulbs look and light like traditional incandescent bulbs, use 84 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than typical incandescents, but now they will be even more affordable in select markets with utility rebates.

“ENERGY STAR qualification can enable the Cree LED Bulbs to be purchased with an instant utility rebate delivering consumers a quality LED bulb for under $5”

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Duracell Introduces Quantum – the World’s Most Advanced Alkaline Battery

BETHEL, Conn.–()–Duracell® today announced the launch of Duracell Quantum, the world’s most advanced alkaline battery with unbeatable, long-lasting power, and its biggest innovation since CopperTop. With its revolutionary Hi-Density Core™ and proprietary PowerCheck™ power indicator, the distinctively red and copper Duracell Quantum has been engineered to deliver the performance consumers demand.

“As a touring musician, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of first responders across our country, the brave guys and girls who show incredible bravery in the face of natural disasters and other emergency situations”

To celebrate the launch of Duracell Quantum, Duracell is donating one million Quantum batteries to first responders across North America. Duracell recognizes that the heroes who protect our families and communities need these batteries to power their critical devices. This donation ensures that they are equipped with the most advanced battery in the world. Continue reading

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ChargePoint Applauds NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg’s Call for Electric Vehicle Readiness

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CAMPBELL, Calif.–()–New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has laid out a bold plan to make 20 percent of New New York City parking spaces electric vehicle (EV) ready. ChargePoint congratulates Mayor Bloomberg for his vision.

Mayor Bloomberg laid out his plan today in his State of the City address. It calls for the creation of 10,000 EV ready spaces over the next seven years. New York is a leader in electric vehicle adoption rates, with 2,598 registered vehicles as of January, 2013, up 76 percent from just three months ago. Continue reading

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Puget Sound Energy Wind Farms Post New One-Day Generating Record

BELLEVUE, Wash.–()–Nearly a quarter of the electricity Puget Sound Energy customers consumed on Tuesday came from the utility’s three wind farms, marking a new one-day production record for the PSE energy facilities.

Between midnight Monday and midnight Tuesday, the 1.1 million homes and businesses powered by PSE received 23.5 percent of their electricity from the utility’s three Eastern Washington wind farms.

“This milestone underscores the role wind power can play in meeting our energy needs,” said David Mills, PSE vice president of Energy Supply Operations. “Wind is now a key resource for providing our customers with reliable, affordable electricity. And when combined with our hydro, natural gas and coal power plants, wind gives us flexible, cost-effective options for serving local homes and businesses.” Continue reading

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IES Expands Solar Capabilities

IES_LogoHOUSTON–()–Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (or “IES”), an infrastructure services company with leading positions in a broad range of markets for electrical and communications products and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Acro Energy group (or “Acro”), a residential solar energy integrator. The acquisition is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

“Offering alternative energy services to the residential market represents a long term growth market for IES Residential,” said Dwayne Collier, President of IES Residential. “As Acro Energy’s exclusive installation provider since late 2011, this acquisition will not only strengthen our position in the residential solar market, but also provide IES Residential with Acro’s sales force capabilities to cross-sell additional electrical services.” Continue reading

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CurrentState Sustainability Audit to Include EPEAT Imaging Equipment and Television Standards

epeat_logoTulsa, Oklahoma – February 13, 2013 – Caelus today announced that all versions of their CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit will be updated to include the newest EPEAT® standards for greener electronics. The EPEAT registry’s Imaging Equipment standard, publicly unveiled today in Washington DC, will be added to CurrentState™ immediately. EPEAT’s Television standard will be added to CurrentState™ as soon as it is released later this year.

CurrentState™ delivers a comprehensive review of the sustainability practices of an organization.  CurrentState™ is based on Caelus’s Three Tiers of Sustainability framework. The framework organizes sustainability into 3 main categories (Green IT, Business and Facilities) and more than 20 additional sub-categories. The audit’s Findings Report includes specific quick wins, recommendations and analysis of each category. Continue reading

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Emerging Battery Technologies Will Address Issues of Energy Density, Cost, and Cycle Life

batteryBOULDER, Colo.–()–Currently available advanced battery technologies for cleantech applications fall short of market needs. While lithium ion batteries have emerged as an early leader in cleantech applications such as energy storage and electrified vehicles, after nearly 20 years of commercialization efforts, the competitive field remains open. According to a new research brief from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, over the next decade, the advanced battery industry will witness the introduction of new approaches to technology and project development, targeting a wide variety of end-use products and services. Continue reading

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SolarWorld Introduces Industry’s First All-American Solar Financing

Solar_WallpaperHILLSBORO, Ore.–()–SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, has launched the SolarWorld FreedomTM Plan, the solar industry’s first financing program dedicated exclusively to American-made solar products. The program is designed for homeowners seeking freedom from rising utility costs by replacing a portion of their electricity bill with a low monthly solar-power payment. Unlike competitors’ financing programs, the SolarWorld FreedomTM Plan guarantees the use of high-quality American-made solar panels in every installation, responding to American consumers’ recently surveyed strong preference for products made in the USA. Continue reading

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