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Multifamily Housing Benefits from Better Buildings Challenge

Multifamily Housing Benefits from Better Buildings Challenge

President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge – which has generated $2 billion in private financing for commercial and industrial building energy upgrades – is now expanding to multifamily housing. Under the Challenge, building owners pledge to reduce energy consumption across their portfolios by 20% within 10 years. They also commit to share best practice strategies that can be  substantiated with energy data. After successfully


Tom Hecht Joins tenKsolar as VP of Global Sales and Marketing

Solar industry leader Tom Hecht has joined tenKsolar as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. In his new role Mr. Hecht is responsible for further developing the company’s global commercial activity. Joel Cannon, CEO, commented, “tenKsolar’s complete, engineered PV system is a smarter, safer design yielding the lowest cost of energy in solar. With


Berkshire Big Tuna: Renewables A Better Investment Than Utilities

A few weeks ago I mentioned a report from an analyst at UBS who expressed some concerns about future utility stock valuations as more cost-effective renewables are predicted to come online in the years ahead. Apparently, he isn’t the only one who is optimistic about the economics of renewables while at the same time skeptical about the

Entech Solar announces change in executive leadership

Entech Solar Inc. announced that David Gelbaum, the company’’s Chairmanand Trustee of The Quercus Trust, a major shareholder in the company,will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO, effective immediately. Hewill replace Dr. Frank W. Smith, who has served as the Company’s CEOsince March of 2008. Dr. Smith, while stepping down from his CEO role,will continue to

A Japanese energy executive in Copenhagen speaking on energy efficiency and renewables

Another day in Copenhagen, more crammed line-waiting at Disneyland in Denmark. And that means more up-too close-and-personal interviews for CP readers courtesy of my Flip camcorder. Here’s Ken-Ichi Shinoda, Asst. Manager, Environment Dept., Corporatre Strategy Dept., Osaka Gas Company: Popout Source

Schwarzenegger Orders California to Use 33% Renewable Energy by 2020

Earlier this week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signedan Executive Order directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB)to adopt regulations increasing California’s Renewable PortfolioStandard (RPS) to 33 percent by 2020. In a press release,the Governor’s office says that the new Executive Order builds on AB32, also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act, which codifiesCalifornia’s commitment

First Solar Top Executive Leaves

John Carrington, First Solar’s executive vice president for globalmarketing and business development, is no longer with the company. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, First Solarsaid, "Effective August 24, 2009, First Solar, Inc. (the "Company") andJohn Carrington, mutually agreed to end Mr. Carrington’s employment." The announcement seemed sudden, given that top

JA Solar announces management shake-up

Chinese solar cell manufacturer JA Solar announced a major shake-up of its management team. JA Solar Co-founder and chairman of the board Baofang Jin has been named executive chairman and will assume additional responsibilities within the senior management team. “Samuel Yang remains as chief executive officer and will work closely with Mr. Jin to ensure


FSLR CFO Dumping Shares

First Solar (FSLR) insiders are dumping shares with the mostsignificant being the selling from CFO Jens Meyerhoff who dumped nearly$3 million in stock on May 1st (which is a significant portion of theholdings).  The last time Jens dumped stock?  Right around last yearstop in July/August.  Also doing some significant selling is the estateof John Walton