How Healthier Vision Leads to a Healthier Planet

It’s been more than 50 years since the first Earth Day was observed on April 22nd, 1970. It’s an international event and serves as a platform to bring about public consciousness of the state of our planet after years and years of unconstrained pollution. Earth Day demonstrations bring people together from every social and economic background to promote a clean and safe living environment for humans and wildlife. It acts as a reminder of how fragile our planet is and the importance of protecting it. 

This past year, nature was able to show us its resilience and flourished while we all stayed home. However, as we head into a new normal, there’s a new challenge – single-use plastics from face masks, PPE, etc. It’s imperative to step up during these times with conscientiousness and awareness of the impact of our actions. Leading online eyewear retailer SmartBuyGlasses.com has been taking action and boasts environmentally conscious eyewear collections which are good for vision as well as the planet.

Arise Collective

Arise Collective is one of the most premium, affordable and socially driven brands exclusively available at SmartBuyGlasses.com, it is partnered with 1% for the planet, meaning that they pledge 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

The brand recently partnered with WWF Australia to upcycle plastic commercial gill nets pulled from the Great Barrier Reef, which were a huge threat to marine creatures. The net is transformed into sustainable sunglasses. The ReefCycle collection aims to support a net-free North, with 50% of proceeds funding further WWF conservation work to protect Australia’s marine wildlife.

Oh My Woodness! 

Oh My Woodness! eyewear collection is partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects. The cause helps plant life-saving trees in Haiti, Madagascar or Nepal, to combat deforestation and provide essential employment to some of the most vulnerable communities. Every product in the collection is a stylish masterpiece using natural wood and bamboo. Use the code OMW50 to buy 1 pair of Oh My Woodness! glasses and get a second pair at 50% off!

This Earth Day, give your eyes the gift of perfect vision and the planet will thank you for it.

About the SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with online stores in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US and VisionDirect.com.au in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Fashion & Beauty,Lifestyle,Retail,Shopping & Deal

Global Fiberglass Solutions Poised for Commercial Success in 2021

While navigating its way through COVID-19 challenges, Global Fiberglass Solutions (GFS) is making steady progress toward commercialization in 2021 and experiencing high demand for its recycled product applications.

During 2020 GFS took steps to refine manufacturing processes and expand capacity at its West Texas pilot plant, proving its patented technology converts over 95% of fiberglass waste material into reusable feedstock.

The primary interest in purchasing feedstock and commercial products from that facility includes customers from the material distribution, capital goods, and transportation industries. Applications include construction and building materials, infrastructure products, and specialized materials in the form of fibers, pellets, panels, and 3D manufacturing compatible polymer concrete material.

This array of options, along with the high conversion rate of waste materials, far exceeds other recycling applications such as single-use incorporation of recycled fiberglass in cement manufacturing.

GFS continues to take steps to integrate vertically by building a supply chain network that ensures a steady recycling supply of wind turbine blades and fiberglass composite materials from other industries. Committed backlog at the end of 2020 of blades from wind farm operators alone exceeds one year’s current recycling capacity.

Chain-of-custody transparency is an essential ingredient for certification under GeenBlue’s proposed Recycled Material Standard*. It will likely enhance a publicly-traded company’s chance of qualifying for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices**. GFS provides its customers with full chain-of-custody transparency via GFS’s novel RFID-tagging BladeTracker® software.

As GFS embarks to meet the exciting challenges and opportunities of 2021, joint product development and funding partnerships are nearing fruition. These resources will help GFS increase material collection and manufacturing capacity, expand geographic reach, future applications, and offerings of recycled and recyclable products.

*GreenBlue is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of materials in society. Its mission is to promote the principles of sustainable materials management — use wisely, eliminate toxicity, and recover more.

**The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices operate under a strategic partnership between S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM (Sustainable Asset Management).

Posted in: Energy & Environment,U.S

Encore Green Environmental Enacts Phase 4 for ESG and Environmental Land Stewardship

Encore Green Environmental announced a new industry-changing perspective on how to price the cleaning and treatment of by-product/produced water for surface application, based on their successful completion of Phases 1 – 3 in their Total Ecological Solution paradigm. This paradigm fulfills corporate ESG goals and land stewardship initiatives.

The first three phases, which were 1) regulatory/permitting approval, 2) successful treatment of the by-product/produced water, and 3) effective, safe ground application of the water, has now led to 4) industry-changing price structure: performance-based-pricing.

PBP, or Performance-Based-Pricing, has two components. As Encore Green Environmental uses their patent-pending Conservation By-Design™ method to re-purpose energy industry by-product/produced water for agriculture and conservation, they commit to not charge for the water treatment unless they perform – defined as cleaning the water to regulatory requirements and soil health needs.

The energy company, in turns, commits to internally calculating their total costs of water disposal, which includes the often overlooked costs of trucking, piping, personnel, as well as the cost of new water. Each of these costs is replaced by EGE’s Conservation By-Design™ method.

“This makes the conversation to be comparing apples to apples” says Darlene Nash, CEO of Encore Green Environmental. “This new paradigm allows not only the energy industry to identify their true water disposal costs, but also the treatment industry to have a transparent pathway for implementation.”

Encore Green Environmental is able to take over water disposal tasks on producing wells, as well as to offer water disposal as an operating expense per barrel on new wells, instead of a capital expense to install infrastructure. Not only will this be more economically feasible, it leads to a path of environmental sustainability.

“We’ve been overrun with bait and switch schemes in this water cleaning space. We’re actually an agriculture company, that has found new sources of water for ag. Our goal is always to lead with the needs of the land, which is the essence of the ESG goals that corporate America has identified,” says John Robitaille, President of Encore Green Environmental, Wyoming.

Encore Green Environmental remains technology agnostic, casting the best water treatment system for each project. Recently in Wyoming, EGE completed the first-ever, fully permitted surface application of cleaned produced water. The beneficiaries of this project was a path to regenerative agriculture and better air quality stewardship.

For more information, visit EncoreGreenEnvironmental.com

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,U.S

National Environmental Education Foundation Announces Changes to 2020 National Public Lands Day Festivities

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has announced several changes to this year’s National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to social distancing requirements remaining in place for the foreseeable future, many public lands sites will be unable to host large, in-person NPLD events,” said Meri-Margaret Deoudes, president and CEO of NEEF. “As always, our primary concern remains the health and safety of all those involved in NPLD events, including site managers and volunteers. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that NEEF is embracing our ‘new normal’ by expanding the available options for volunteers during this year’s NPLD on September 26, 2020.”

NPLD 2020 will include virtual events designed to connect the public to iconic parks, national forests, marine estuaries, and other public lands sites. These online events will serve as an alternative for NPLD site managers who are uncomfortable with or are not allowed to host in-person events due to local regulations. This will also provide an avenue for volunteer engagement to those who may not normally be able to participate.

NPLD 2020 Virtual Events will be tied to specific public lands sites at the federal, state, and local levels, and will be hosted by a qualified guide—such as park or forest rangers or local conservation group member—who will help lead participants through the event and answer any questions they may have. NEEF is collaborating with its federal and established NPLD partners to cultivate virtual events, including live discussions with rangers and conservationists, educational projects for children of all ages, and virtual tours of national parks, marine sanctuaries, and other awe-inspiring outdoor spaces.

In addition, NEEF is bringing back its popular NPLD Highlighted Site Sponsorship to support individual events taking place on NPLD. Sponsorship funds will be awarded through a competitive process.

“This year’s sponsorship will focus on providing funding to public land sites that host innovative and high-quality virtual events that emphasize active engagement rather than passive activities,” said Kevin Butt, senior director, Environmental Sustainability, at Toyota, the national corporate NPLD sponsor. “Virtual volunteers will be able to participate in multiple events on NPLD that will create a positive impact to conservation from the comfort and safety of their homes.”

Though NEEF is embracing virtual events for NPLD 2020, public land sites that wish to host in-person events—in accordance with local rules and regulations regarding COVID-19—can still register their event on the NEEF website and take advantage of the resources and promotional tools.

“COVID-19 has upended many aspects of daily life in this country, and our public lands are no exception,” said Deoudes. “NEEF greatly appreciates the outpouring of support we have received from our partners and supporters as we work to adapt our NPLD 2020 plans during this unprecedented time. We look forward to another successful NPLD this year.”

Visit http://www.neefusa.org/npld for more information and to register your event for NPLD 2020.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs,U.S,World

Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner to Conduct Water-Related Studies and Develop Innovative Environmental Solutions

Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene and sustainability, has partnered with Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into innovative projects supporting local water champions in Macao, Singapore and Las Vegas. Managed and operated by Clean the World Foundation, The Drop by Drop Project will be supported by water savings from Sands’ conservation programs.

Drop by Drop supports water programs and nonprofit organizations focusing on four key areas: reinvigorating ecosystems by safeguarding and restoring aquatic ecosystems; leveraging technology by promoting early-stage innovation and solutions scaling for water efficiency; increasing resiliency by strengthening community response to floods, droughts and other water-related risks; and engaging the community by boosting awareness of water dependence issues.

“We have chosen three incredible organizations and are excited about each of the promising projects that have evolved as a result of Drop by Drop. These projects aim to make major contributions to the local communities within Macao, Singapore and Las Vegas, and the ripple effect will be far reaching,” says Sam Stephens, executive director, Clean the World Foundation.

The first of three organizations selected for funding is the University of St. Joseph Macao (USJ), Institute of Science and Environment, located in Macao, China. The university received ,000 in funding to investigate ways to enhance the water quality of Macao’s coastal waters through the use of native wetland plants, especially mangroves, as natural purifiers for water pollution. The university will also explore additional benefits of wetland restoration, including flooding mitigation, shoreline stabilization and habitat restoration for species biodiversity.

The second organization to receive funding is Seven Clean Seas, a Singapore-based social enterprise. A ,000 grant is being used to develop a static, floating system that can be deployed directly onto a river to collect plastic pollution at the source before it reaches the ocean. The system will be designed to be affordable, easily maintainable, mobile and easily replicable, so that it can be scaled and deployed in other regions globally.

The third organization is US-based Get Outdoors Nevada, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. A grant of ,000 will fund a water conservation teacher training program, benefitting over 120 teachers and thousands of students in the Las Vegas area. The grant will also provide water conservation-related field trips for youth in the region to provide real-world examples that reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom.

“Sands understands that water is one of the most critical resources on the planet, vital to sustaining life, supporting livelihoods and providing critical ecosystem services. We know that in order to drive change we must not only focus on efficient water use but also healthy watersheds. Each organization addresses The Drop by Drop Project’s core objectives: reinvigorating ecosystems, leveraging technology, increasing resiliency and engaging the community,” says Katarina Tesarova, senior vice president, global sustainability, Las Vegas Sands.

For more information on The Drop by Drop Project, please visit: http://cleantheworldfoundation.org/dropbydrop

About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation is an international development and global health nonprofit operating hygiene-focused emergency relief initiatives, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) education programs, targeting vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world. Clean the World Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of Clean the World’s social enterprise responsible for all soap and hygiene kit distribution both domestically and globally as part of many of its comprehensive WASH programs. Clean the World Foundation engages volunteers, donors, and other outcome-focused organizations around the world to provide hygiene supplies and education curriculum to support its global health programs. Since 2009, Clean the World Foundation has served over 10 million individuals through its global WASH programs. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Clean the World Foundation may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by visiting https://www.fdacs.gov/ConsumerServices. For more information, visit us online: https://www.cleantheworldfoundation.org.

About Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS)
Las Vegas Sands is the world's pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. We created the meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE)-based Integrated Resort. Our industry-leading Integrated Resorts provide substantial contributions to our host communities including growth in leisure and business tourism, sustained job creation and ongoing financial opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses. Our properties include The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., we have developed the largest portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.


Sandie Beauchamp
Clean the World

Kristin Koca
Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Ideanomics Receives 300 Unit EV Order from Didi City

NEW YORK, Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) announced that its subsidiary Mobile Energy Global (MEG) has secured an order from Didi City CP, a licensed city operator of Didi Chuxing (DiDi). Didi is the world's leading mobile transportation/ride-share platform, similar to Uber, and serves over 550 million users across Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

The order is for a total of 300 electric vehicles (EVs) and valued at RMB 30 Million, or USD 4.2 Million. The order will be fulfilled with either Dongfeng E70 or Geely Emgrand EV 500 models and, subject to final negotiations with manufacturers, financing, government licensing, etc., delivery of EVs to Didi City CP is expected to commence later this month.

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics is a global company focused on facilitating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and developing next generation financial services and Fintech products. Its electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity as well as financing and charging solutions. Ideanomics Capital includes DBOT ATS and Intelligenta which provide innovative financial services solutions powered by AI and blockchain. MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with better efficiencies and technologies and greater access to global markets.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Beijing and Qingdao, China.


Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Personal Finance,Transportation & Logistics

Arise Collective Commits 1% of all sales to Environmental Causes

1st April 2020, Arise Collective joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

“In 2020, a new decade is upon us where as a global community, sustainability is our biggest priority” states Julia Ritchie, Arise Collective Brand Manager, “and this is part of our DNA here at the Arise Collective. By partnering with 1% for the planet we are able to actively donate and make a difference to our planet through every customer purchase of our eyewear. Enabling our customers to feel good about their purchases, whilst protecting their eyes.”

Arise Collective is a social brand that is fully committed to sustainability. It recently partnered with WWF Australia to upcycle plastic commercial gill nets pulled from the Great Barrier Reef, a huge threat to marine creatures, to create sustainable sunglasses. The ReefCycle collection aims to support a net-free North, with 50% of proceeds funding further WWF conservation work to protect Australia’s marine wildlife.

The CEO of 1% for the Planet, Kate Williams, who is thrilled about the new partnership says, "Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. We're excited to welcome Arise Collective to our global movement of over 2,700 businesses,"

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, over 2,700 members from 45 different countries, have raised more than 5 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through our business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of the network.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than 5 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 2,700 business members, an expanding core of individual members and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

About Arise Collective

Arise Collective was founded in 2017 and creates stylish, socially driven, quality eyewear at an affordable price. Developed by a global community, the Arise Collective team have a clear vision of offering the latest eyewear designs, whilst celebrating diversity and driving social impact. For more information about joining our collective visit Arise Collective- About Us to learn more.



Posted in: Energy & Environment,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs,Non Profit,Retail

Automated Marketing Services Support Businesses in Difficult Times

Atlanta – As more businesses across the country worry about maintaining customers and keeping the doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of digital marketing services and support can help companies reach more potential customers in  an effective manner. ThinkZILLA Consulting,  an innovative branding and digital transformation agency, is helping small to mid-size public and private businesses employ marketing automation, website updates and relevant marketing channels for digital transformation during challenging times.

Certified as a woman-owned small business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as a certified minority business enterprise through the National Minority Supplier Development Council, ThinkZILLA Consulting helps small businesses to Fortune 500 companies implement digital solutions to support business awareness and growth. From the technology to healthcare industries and from education to energy, ThinkZILLA simplifies the marketing process for businesses across industries, allowing them to focus on business management.

“To meet the needs of companies across the country, we have expanded our team so we can serve as your outsourced digital marketing and branding partner, helping with everything from expanded reach to crisis communications,” said Dr.Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZILLA. “We enjoy helping businesses reach their goals by becoming more visible online, crafting the perfect messaging and connecting with our network of more than a million media partners to share their mission and message.”

With innovative solutions to solidify strong customer perceptions, ThinkZILLA Consulting’s services include: cultural branding to prompt more customers to identify with company culture and message; digital marketing including email marketing, search engine marketing (SEO), social media outreach, videos and mobile applications; public relations to manage reputation and boost consumer confidence to enhance credibility; business partnerships to leverage strategic marketing and help companies achieve their objectives, among others.

Beyond efficiency and greater reach, the benefits of digital marketing include greater personalization, which significantly increases customer engagement, new leads and the ability to measure effectiveness of efforts. Social media is one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to reach more people across the globe, and 90 percent of consumers have communicated with a brand via social, according to a recent survey

With its growing team of experts across marketing platforms, ThinkZILLA is A Plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and recently partnered with Grady Health System as part of the prestigious George Mentor Protégé Association. The company is a member of the Atlanta Business League and the Atlanta Press Club as well as a premier Google partner.

“With a focus on value and solving complex problems, we are authentic and thoughtful when it comes to delivering solutions and helping our clients transform and innovate,” Trayham added. 

About ThinkZILLA Consulting Group 

ThinkZILLA specializes in multicultural branding, digital engagement, influencer marketing, experiential events and partnership creation. Making brands more relevant, ThinkZILLA builds meaningful connections between brands and consumers. For more information on ThinkZILLA or to schedule a consultation, please visit https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/ 

Posted in: Building & Construction,Education,Energy & Environment,Professional Services,Technology

HM White Announces Expanded Service Offerings for Energy Audits

Detroit, Michigan — HM White, a leading supplier of advanced paint finishing systems and metal fabrication, factory HVAC systems and energy conservation solutions, today announced a formal series of Energy Sustainability Services. HM White’s Energy Audits leverage over a decade of experience gained from energy conservation projects at multiple industrial plants nationwide.

“Our energy savings engagements have helped major automotive OEMs achieve ambitious energy and carbon intensity reduction goals”, said Dan Volz, Energy Programs Manager at HM White. “Our successful projects include major upgrades to powerhouses, lighting upgrades to LED, and building renovations to conserve energy. It is now time to make our expertise available to a broader range of industries”.

The Level 1 Energy Profiling Survey consists of an initial review of the facility’s utility bills and a visual inspection of the building, energy systems, and modes of operation. HM White will provide an Energy Savings Roadmap that identifies low-cost savings opportunities, identifies capital projects that merit further consideration, and provides an initial estimate of potential cost savings. Based on HM White’s confidence in identifying major savings opportunities, this service is offered at no charge.

The Level 2 Precision Energy Investment gives substance to targeted items on the Level 1 Roadmap. Deliverables of this phase include a rigorous analytical evaluation to quantify project cost and savings projections, detailed design of engineered solutions, followed up by on-site implementation and project management.  The Precision Energy Investment phase brings energy savings from the realm of the theoretical into the physical reality of your plant’s operations.

Energy audits, project designs, implementation and project management will be conducted by HM White energy specialists with over 20 years of engineering and project management experience in construction and manufacturing. Our specialists have designed and implemented energy conservation projects, ventilation systems and pollution controls for automotive and other industrial manufacturers. They are backed by a team of dedicated project managers and a large pool of fabrication and installation resources. HM White has two modern fabrication facilities with over 50,000 square feet of space and state of the art design and fabrication equipment.

About HM White

Founded in 1936, HM White provides automotive and industrial manufacturers with advanced paint finishing systems and metal fabrication, HVAC / air pollution control and energy saving services and solutions.

In just the last 10 years alone, HM White has completed $ 24 million in energy conservation projects, resulting in customers receiving $ 13 million in energy savings the first 1 to 2 years, and $ 3.6 million in utility incentives.

To learn more about HM White Energy Solutions, visit www.hmwhite.com/energyaudit.  Email us at Energy@HMWhite.com or call 248-567-6819.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Manufacturing & Industry,Professional Services,Services,Technology

Help Heal Veterans', Richard Bohls, Takes Home the Silver Medal at the 2019 VA National Veterans Create Arts Competition

Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), a nonprofit dedicated to serving military veterans by supplying them with therapeutic craft kits, is pleased to announce that HHV veteran crafter, Richard Bohls, has won the silver medal in the 2019 VA National Veterans Create Arts Competition in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

During a two-month stint in the Temple, TX Veterans Affairs hospital Richard was introduced to HHV craft kits where his journey for the VA National Veterans Create Arts Competition began. He won the prestigious award using two Help Heal Veterans combined craft kits; the Westy Clock and the Keepsake Box.

Richard said, “I’m in awe of taking home the silver medal in the national competition, he says he hopes fellow veterans are energized."

In efforts to make healing affordable for veterans, Help Heal Veterans has relied on monetary and material donations from partners such as Southwest Airlines, La-Z-Boy, and The Elks to provide free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to hospitalized and homebound veterans for generations. These craft kits help injured and recuperating veterans improve fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, manage stress and substance abuse, cope with symptoms of PTSD and TBI, while also improving their sense of self-esteem and overall physical and mental health.

Access to free kits gives him the avenue to be creative and test out different mediums of art. Throughout his creative process with the award-winning piece, he swapped out a multitude of pieces from the Westy Clock to make it one-of-a-kind.

Since inception, Help Heal Veterans has delivered nearly 31 million of these arts and crafts kits to veterans and veteran facilities nationwide, along with active duty military overseas.

CEO of Help Heal Veterans, Joe McClain, said, "Richard Bohls is an example of how veterans can drive their healing into a passion. We are very proud of this accomplishment and to have Mr.Bohls as a representation of Help Heal Veterans during his run at the VA National Craft Competition. A congratulations is in order."

About Help Heal Veterans
A nonprofit organization founded during the Vietnam War supplies free therapeutic kits to injured servicemen and women and U.S. veterans. The therapy kits often become a part of the patient's treatment plan, providing a creative outlet for stress and boredom and a way to rebuild confidence and self-esteem. Help Heal Veterans has distributed more than 29 million kits since 1971 from hundreds of craft categories.

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Energy & Environment

Noodoe EV Activates All New Cloud based OS For 2020 at CES - New Functionality Includes OpenADR 2.0b Certification

Noodoe EV, a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, will highlight its all new EV OS and OpenADR 2.0b certification as part of the Taiwan Excellence Booth at the Consumer Electronics Show January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas. Noodoe EV’s booth is located at LVCC South Hall 4 - Booth 36021. Registration for demos of the new EV OS can be found at http://www.noodoe.com/ces-meeting-registration. In 2019 Noodoe saw a record number of orders for its charging stations in the US.

“CES is a great way to start 2020 and showing to the world next steps in the revolution of charging electric vehicles,” says Noodoe EV CEO Jennifer Chang. “Powered by Noodoe EV OS, our Noodoe EV charging stations allow drivers easy access to charge any electric car while empowering businesses to turn their parking lots and free spaces into autonomous revenue generators. With our new EV OS, we’ve just begun to scratch the surface of the possibilities, bringing advanced EV technology to the construction, retail, hospitality and public sectors.”

New EV OS For 2020
Noodoe EV OS for 2020 fully automates 24/7 service delivery and offers universal payment options to customers. Any driver, anywhere, can charge their vehicle using their preferred payment method with no arduous registration. For the charging station owner, the new Noodoe EV OS is fully autonomous, eliminating the need for additional staff or training, while creating an instant revenue generator for any property. One of the innovations of the new OS includes Load Balancing, the ability for Noodoe’s cloud-based software to double the capacity of charging stations through “smart” energy management, eliminating the need for costly electrical retrofits. New functionality also includes Open ADR 2.0b certificate, allowing Noodoe EV OS to have two-way information exchange with utility companies, creating energy efficient smart grids that accelerate the world’s transition to electric transportation.

Noodoe EV Charging Options
Noodoe EV provides a full range of charging solutions, from Level 2 and 3 commercial chargers, to residential and portable systems. From wall mounts and portables to free standing kiosks, Noodoe allows electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles through future-proof EV stations. In the next ten years, businesses in every city in the world will see a transition to electric vehicles. By 2025 there will be an estimated 350 new EV models on the road and 120 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Noodoe EV is here to help businesses profit from this transition, while making the world greener at the same time.

About Noodoe EV
Noodoe EV is on a mission to make the world greener by accelerating the world’s transition to electric transportation. In this quest, we produce well-designed EV charging infrastructure solutions that help construction, retail, hospitality industries and public sectors be part of the global zero-emission revolution.

Through innovation Noodoe empowers businesses to turn their parking lots into profitable charging stations. We enable hotels to become recharging sanctuaries that attract high value patrons. The company also provides charging infrastructure, enabling governments and energy companies to build eco-friendly “smart” cities. Beyond automobiles, Noodoe’s endeavors extend to motorcycles; through innovation we partner with global brands to bring the electric riding experience to consumers worldwide. Noodoe provides products and services. used in 110 countries.

Posted in: Automotive,Electronics & Semiconductors,Energy & Environment

Eliminating manual cleaning of manholes with robotic machines (Bandicoot)

In the age of automation where cars and aircrafts drive themselves, India still continues to grapple with manual cleaning of manholes and deaths incidental to it. Although employment in manual cleaning of manholes was outlawed more than 25 years ago, it is estimated that at least half a million manual cleaners across the country are cleaning, carrying and disposing of waste with bare hands and bearing the stench of sewage. This has also resulted in loss of life for many who get asphyxiated after being exposed to harmful gases. This job is not just demeaning, humiliating and fatal, but is the worst example of social injustice leading to social stigmatization, discrimination and exclusion of people employed in such activities from the mainstream of economic growth.

To eliminate manual cleaning of manholes and energize the dignity, health, safety and skills of safai karamcharis involved in such work, Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s Mumbai Refinery, under its umbrella of Corporate Social Responsibility, provided two Robotic Manhole Cleaning Machines (named Bandicoot) to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Ward M-west, Chembur, on 21st November, 2019.  Mr. C. J. Iyer, Executive Director Incharge, Mumbai Refinery,  Mr. R. R. Nair, Executive Director HR (MR & JVRs) and Mr. Kurian Parambi, CGM HR (Mumbai Refinery) handed over  two Bandicoot Robots to Dr. Prithviraj C. Chauhan, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, MCGM M-west Ward. The Bandicoot robots were developed by M/s. Genrobotics Innovations Pvt. Ltd, a leading robotic start-up and funded under BPCL’s start-up support initiative, Project Ankur.

Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, the Bandicoot which is equipped with a user interface, limbs, cameras and sensors, can be lowered into manholes to determine the amount of unclogging needed and scoop / collect the silt from different angles inside the manhole. The Bandicoot can work with efficiency, precision and save many man-hours. Work that would take four to five hours manually can be completed in about an hour.

Before the robotic manhole cleaning machines were handed over to the Municipal Corporation, they were pilot tested at the BPCL's Mumbai Refinery. Furthermore, to ensure that there is no job loss caused due to robotic manhole cleaning,  BPCL will up skill the safai karamcharis of MCGM M-west Ward, to use the robots through a training with rehabilitation session. This is a profound initiative to reintegrate safai karamcharis into a healthier and more dignified worklife.

By leveraging technology to eradicate manual cleaning of manholes, BPCL aims to address the longstanding challenges posed by social and health hazards and serve as a catalyst to change manholes to roboholes. Participating in the developmental journey of the country, BPCL is focused and proactive in its commitment to energize the dignity of marginalized communities and enable sustained social change or transformation across the nation.

Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Government & Politics,India,News & Current Affairs

China Chang Ming Mining Signs with Star Global Group to Expand Global Business

(Ankang, China) On August 26, 2019, Chang Ming Mining hosted the signing ceremony between Ankang hanbin district Chang Ming mineral products Co., Ltd. and Star Global Group.  Around 300 representatives attended the ceremony including Shaofeng Wang, Chief Engineer of the Ankang Development and Reform Commission, Huachu Tang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biying Ecological Holding Group, Jing, Li CEO of Starr Global Group (SGG), Jeff Zhou, MD of investment banking, Jinjun Lu,President of Ankang Henan Chamber of Commerce. Tianzhi Huang, Hanbin District President of the Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce. Zhongming Ding

Chairman of Chang Ming Mineral Products Co., Ltd., Zhuobin Ren, Chairman of Chang Ming Industrial Management Holding Group of the United States, Haiyang Zhang, president of the company’s US listing operation in charge of Chang Ming’s US listing.

Zhongming Ding, Chairman of Chang Ming Mineral Products Co.Ltd.delivered a welcome speech and introduced the market prospects and business philosophy of Chang Ming Mining to guests at the ceremony. He also explained his outlook on the direction and goals of Chang Ming Mining after entering the US capital market.

Jinjun Lu, President of Ankang Henan Chamber of Commerce, congratulated the successful partnership of the two global companies.

Haiyang Zhang, President of Shaanxi Chang Ming Mining’s US listing service gave a speech on Ankang District Chang Ming Mining Products Co., Ltd.’s US OTC market listing and future development plans.

Jing, Li, CEO of Star Global Group, shared her good experience on Chang Ming Mining's field trip and vision on their cooperation. She also expressed her confidence in their partnership.

Mr. Zhongming Ding, Chairman of Ankang Chang Ming Mining and Ms. Li Jing of SGG signed the strategic partnership agreement. The audience gave a lot of applause to the signing parties.

Mr. Huachu Tang, chairman of the board of directors of Biying Ecological Holding Group, congratulated Chang Ming Mining on its successful signing and shared his vision and analysis on the prospects of mineral resources.

Chang Ming Mineral Products Co., Ltd. was established in Ankang hanbin district, Shannxi Province in October 2010.  It is a privately-owned company with shareholder structures. It is a key commercial investment enterprise assigned by Ankang city government to allow private owners to buy and operate local mines. The company mainly operates mineral processing, sales and vanadium mining businesses, with a registered capital of 390 million RMB.  Chang Ming Mining obtained the mining right through a public bidding and registration process.

It legally completed registration, photographing, water and successfully completed the government registration by the Development and Reform

Commission. The environmental assessment, water protection, forestry, and safety supervision departments all gave Chang Ming construction approvals.  Chang Ming is now in the mining construction and exploring period. The mining area is about 2.06 square kilometers and the average amount of vanadium can reach 0.815 %. The company's total reservation report shows the ore reserves are 60.94 million tons with a value of approximately 9.14 billion RMB, and the value of vanadium pentoxide is about 84.43 billion RMB.

On March 3, 2019, Chang Ming Mining successfully listed on the Nasdaq OTC market in the US.  The stock trading symbol is CMIM and the opening stock price was 1.08 US dollars.

The second-largest shareholder of Ankang Chang Ming Mining is Biying Ecological Holding Group, a US-listed company. Its core business is ecologically efficient agriculture, and its star products are "four treasures" walnuts, rich in "calcium iron zinc selenium". Biying Ecological Holding Group focuses on the technical aspect of the walnut planting and production field, development of walnut processing industry, walnut industry's culture and industrial chain. Their pioneer "small walnut" project is being promoted in China.

In addition to Chang Ming Mining, which is a mining integration platform, Biying Ecological Holding Group also owns LOONG new energy vehicles. LOONG vehicles rely on the core technology of super-capacitors and extenders which LOONG developed independently. After three years, it successfully built a matrix horizontal augmentation engine and negotiated with major operators and local governments to cooperate in the construction of a new energy automotive industrial park. LOONG strives consistently to achieve greater breakthroughs and development.

Another major innovative business of Biying is HSDK Entrepreneurship Hospital, which helps businesses solve problems. The hospital carries out diagnosis and treatment for companies. Wastak also creates practical solutions, support systems, and works to resolve business difficulties to help more companies succeed. Their aim is to build and expand more global business.

Posted in: Energy & Environment,Finance,Finance Market,India

MOU signing - Joint Venture FinTeix and ENIND form a New Partnership

“Electricity and hot water should never be seen as an amenity only a few privileged people can enjoy, but rather as a basic human necessity. This why we are committed to installing our new Solar Energy System into every Brazilian household, including those in the most remote areas of the Country” says Dr. Michael Lee - Founder & Chairman at Finteix Pte. Ltd.

“Climate Change is a daunting menace to our existence. Energy decarbonization is the only escape route and solar generation is a compass which every individual or enterprise should deploy to demonstrate our commitment to future generations” says Evandro Idalgo, CEO at Enind Energia Ltd.

The benefits of the MOU and new JV partnership will be the cornerstone introduction of ground-breaking Solar Energy technology into the Brazilian market - a solar cell system that combines thermal and electrical production of energy. (CHP – combined heat and power).

The innovative technology envisages greatly improving efficiency and greatly reducing costs into all segments of the Solar Energy Industry in Brazil, utilizing cells that address both thermal and electrical generation.

This MOU and JV, offers FinTeix the opportunity to enter into one of the largest world markets, along with acting socially responsible by providing our Solar Energy technology to all communities regardless of their social status or wealth.

About Finteix Pte: FinTeix is founded on the vision of pioneering positive change and disruptive innovation to the essential industries of telecom, energy, finance and healthcare, We pursue collaboration with like-minded companies seeking to help restore equality and integrity to these industries.

About ENIND: Enind Engineering is a 27-year, Brazilian construction and engineering company, which undertook the challenge to transmit electricity under BOT concessions with the government and build solar generation assets.

Our founder Dr. Lee, along with top Executives Tony Tsau VP R&D and Osvaldo Coelho Regional CEO LATAM/Africa will be in Singapore from 8/1-12/2019. All press interest enquires wishing to meet with FinTeix executives in Singapore, please make arrangements through our PR team. Media contact: pr@finteix.co

Posted in: Computers & Software,Energy & Environment,Technology,Telecom,World

Kivanç Tekstil ties up with Reliance to make eco-friendly fabrics

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India’s largest private sector company and the world’s biggest integrated polyester producer, has joined hands with Turkey’s textile behemoth, Kivanç Tekstil, to manufacture and market R|Elan™ GreenGold, a sustainable and innovative fabric 2.0, to leading apparel brands and consumers across the world. Apart from manufacturing and marketing R|Elan™ GreenGold fabrics, Kivanç will be the exclusive distributor of Recron® GreenGold fibres to spinners, yarn manufactures and knitters across Turkey and it will offer the best quality eco-friendly textile solutions to brands and retailers to meet the ever growing demand of environment friendly apparels.


Kivanç Tekstil is renowned worldwide to cater for major European and American fashion brands and retailers. Vertically integrated across spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing and finishing, Kivanç produces 18 million meters of blended fabrics per annum. Its yield comprises a wide range of blends straddling polyester, cotton, viscose, linen, tencel, modal and wool, and is lapped up by leading global brands engaged in making formal and casual wear apparels.


Speaking about the partnership, Mr Ziya Kivanc, CEO, Kivanç Textil opined: “The partnership with Reliance Industries is a significant initiative in accomplishing our mission. The exclusive distributorship of Recron® GreenGold fibres and yarns and being a manufacturer of R|Elan™ GreenGold fabrics will provide us immense growth opportunities. We are really thankful to Reliance, which has taken a stride forward in actualising our mission. Henceforth, most of the polyester blended fabrics will be made out of sustainable fibres at Kivanç!”


Innovative fabrics by recycling PET bottles!

RIL, the owner of brand R|Elan, is one of the largest recycler of PET bottles in India, recycling 2.2 billion PET bottles a year. R|Elan GreenGold, made from recycled PET, substantially reduces emission of greenhouse gases. The fabric being made from pre-dyed fibres and whatever little water is used, 90% of it is recycled. It uses bio-fuels and is one of the few recycled brands that provides end-to-end traceability throughout the supply chain, right from PET bottles to fibres.


Speaking on the newest member of the rapidly growing HEP, Mr Gunjan Sharma, CMO – Polyester Division, RIL, said: “It gives us immense pleasure to partner with the globally renowned Kivanç Tekstil. With RIL’s technological edge in sustainable offerings merging with Kivanç’s manufacturing prowess, we are certain to come up with stunning innovative fabrics to meet the growing demand for high-quality eco-friendly apparels”.


Further information:



About Kivanç Tekstil
Kivanç is one of the main woven fabric supplier to European and American apparel markets, and it caters to renowned local and global fashion brands. Kivanç has capacity to manufacture 18 million meters per annum of a wide mix of fabric blends weighing in the range of 100gr/m2 to 500gr/m2. The Company’s innovative approach and know-how in the industry has strengthened it’s long-term collaborations with leading fashion retail brands by producing best quality fabrics with professional work ethics. Kivanç Tekstil ranked 335th among the Turkish exporters, and 13th within the textile sector companies in 2018.


About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

RIL is India’s largest private sector company with a consolidated turnover of INR 622,809 crore ($ 90.1 billion), cash profit of INR 64,478 crore ($ 9.3 billion), and net profit of INR 39,588 crore ($ 5.7 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2019. RIL is the first private sector company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’ – currently ranking 148th in terms of revenues and 99th in terms of profits. The company stands 71st in the ‘Forbes Global 2000’ rankings for 2019 – top-most among Indian companies. It ranks 10th among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work for in India’ (2019). RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail, and digital services.


Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs

ProspectSV Welcomes New Sponsor, EDF Share Article

Prospect Silicon Valley is pleased to welcome EDF as its newest sponsor. EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With over 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and most of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, they operate EDF Renewables, EDF Trading and Energy Services, Dalkia, Citelum, and EDF R&D. EDF frequently partners with startups, corporations, and universities to develop solutions in support of sustainable growth and climate protection. EDF’s sponsorship of ProspectSV will allow the two organizations to collaborate in the deployment of breakthrough technology in advanced mobility and electrification projects.

Committed to becoming Europe’s leading e-mobility and energy company by the year 2022, EDF is exploring opportunities to further deploy EV smart charging infrastructure and services, automated first / last mile services, and many other topics. “Decarbonizing the economy is a core-objective for EDF, and electrification of the transportation sector is the most impactful next step towards this goal,” said Jan van der Lee, Head of EDF Innovation Lab. “Teaming up with ProspectSV gives EDF the opportunity to access an advanced mobility and energy ecosystem, and accelerate innovative business development in Silicon Valley.”

ProspectSV is deeply involved in the development and delivery of advanced mobility solutions in the Bay Area. By connecting emerging clean technology suppliers with ProspectSV’s corporate sponsors and public sector partners, facilitating public-private partnerships, and securing grant funding for the demonstration of clean tech solutions, ProspectSV plays a critical role in accelerating the commercial adoption of clean technology in the mobility and energy markets. “We are delighted to have a sponsor like EDF with tremendous experience in clean power generation and the electrification of the transportation sector,” said Ruth Cox, CEO of ProspectSV. “The collaboration will expand our capacity to address some of the Bay Area’s critical challenges in transitioning to Zero Emission Vehicles and providing alternative options for first / last mile services to the public transit backbone.”

ProspectSV is a nonprofit cleantech innovation hub that focuses on advanced mobility and energy solutions for urban communities. By collaborating with key partners and providing resources for entrepreneurs in the field, ProspectSV is working to improve urban sustainability. ProspectSV provides technical insight, connections to partners / investors, pilot opportunities, and access to their Technology Demonstration Center and test beds. The organization has shown their commitment to innovative technologies and the business models that support them. ProspectSV has provided support to over 25 startups that have raised close to 0M in follow-on funding and helped raise more than M in grant funding for demonstration projects. For more information visit http://www.prospectsv.org or follow on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and most of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. For more information visit https://americas.edf.com

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Energy & Environment,Services

Energy Marketing Conferences announced the winners of the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”

Energy Marketing Conferences announced the winners of the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”.

The three awards were presented at its eleventh semi-annual Retail Energy Marketing Conference held at the Houston Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas on April 2nd 2019.  

The Energy Marketing Conference featured a sell-out crowd of more than 600 attendees, 45 sponsors, a sold-out exhibit hall packed with 50 of the best exhibitors, more than 50 well-known industry professionals speaking on six interactive panels, ten executive workshops, a networking breakfast, luncheon and reception with live music.

The conference was the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America ever.

The panels included: “Successful Channel Partnerships”; “Show me the Money: How Distributed Resources make everyone more profitable”, New Competitive Markets: Foreign and Domestic”, Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies in Retail Energy”, and the CEO Round Table focused on growth, expansion and overcoming obstacles that are in the way.

Sponsored by LED Plus USA and TrustedTPV, the nominees for the 2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award were: Agway, Direct Energy, Eligo Energy, Engie, Griddy, Just Energy, and NRG.  And the winner was Griddy. Emily Cipes accepted the award on behalf of the company.

 “The nominees for the Most Innovative Marketer Award were all extremely creative, but the industry selected Griddy for its overall value proposition for customers. They clearly broke the mold,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC and CEO of TrustedTPV.

Sponsored by Arise Digital Marketing, the nominees for the 2018 REP of the Year Award were: Constellation, Eligo Energy, Engie, Just Energy, NRG, Shell and Tomorrow Energy.  The winner was NRG and all its brands.  Kelly Fay accepted the award.

“The seven nominees for the REP of the Year Award are all leaders in the field, but NRG has proven again that their portfolio of brands led the retail energy industry across the board in so many categories,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LED Plus and Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC.  

Sponsored by Crius Energy, the nominees for the 2018 Vendor of the Year Award were: EC Infosystems, energy Services Group, Feller Law Group, Powwr, the Retail Energy Supply Association, Shell Energy, TrustedTPV, and Znalytics.  The winner was RESA – the Retail Energy Supply Association.

The nominees and winners of all three awards were voted on by the industry itself as EMC teamed up ERCG to produce a first-ever industry vote on the awards,” said Doueck. “This was a democratic process and Larry and I wish congratulations to all the nominees on a great 2018”.

The next Energy Marketing Conference takes place on September 12th at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City.

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in New York click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQTi2lhXek

About Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.

Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Real Estate,Retail

Watch Innovations Television Series on Monday, April 1, 2019

Tune in to History Channel on Monday, April 1, 2019 @6:30 am ET for an all-new episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. Check your local listings for more information.

Coming up on Innovations, learn about Maryland Environmental Service (MES). Operating approximately 1,000 environmental projects and services across the Mid-Atlantic Region, MES employs over 800 teammates. The show will educate audiences on how MES benefits Maryland’s environment through innovative solutions to the region’s most complex environmental challenges.

With a look at Warfighter Hemp products, which are organic and made from cannabidiol (CBD), viewers will discover how Warfighter Hemp is helping Veterans find relief from symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety, sleep deprivation, pain, and more.

Focusing on Rivion’s dedicated team of professionals –and its holistic approach to sustainable design, planning, and building– this segment will discover how Rivion employs the latest technologies and methods to uncover issues and challenges. In addition, spectators will see how Rivion uses data driven metrics to make sure it delivers the right solution and drives value for its clients.

Innovations will also educate about Superior Tray Systems, leaders in the design and manufacturing of top-quality engineered cable bus and cable tray systems. Concentrating on its Cable Bus Solutions, a power distribution system that uses multiple parallel conductors braced in a rigid enclosure, viewers will see how each conductor is insulated and fully continuous from source to load.

“Sustainability is a major focus on our show. As such, we remain dedicated to enlightening audiences about recent advances in sustainable practices,” said Chad Densen, production manager for DMG Productions and the Innovations series. “We are thrilled to be able to share this with audiences around the country.”

About Innovations & DMG Productions: 
Innovations, hosted by award winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.

Backed by experts in various fields, and a team dedicated to education and advancement, DMG Productions consistently produces commercial-free, educational programming on which both viewers and networks depend.

For more information visit: http://www.InnovationsTelevision.com or contact (866) 496-4065.

Posted in: Education,Energy & Environment

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced today the nominees for the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced today the nominees for the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”.

The three awards will be presented at its tenth semi-annual Retail Energy Marketing Conference being held at the Houston Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas on April 2nd 2019.  

The theme of the Energy Marketing Conference will be ‘Relationships vs. Transactions’ and it will feature 45 sponsors, a sold-out exhibit hall packed with 50 of the best exhibitors, more than 50 well-known industry professionals speaking on six interactive panels, 10 executive workshops, a networking breakfast, luncheon and reception with live music.

More than 600 attendees from all over the country are looking forward to hearing over 50 panelists and speakers.  The conference will be the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America.

The panels include: “Successful Channel Partnerships”; “Show me the Money: How Distributed Resources make everyone more profitable”, New Competitive Markets: Foreign and Domestic”, Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies in Retail Energy”, and the CEO Round Table focusing on growth, expansion and overcoming obstacles that are in the way.

The breakfast, luncheon, breaks and cocktail reception have all been designed to allow participants to maximize their learning and networking opportunities.

Sponsored by LED Plus USA and TrustedTPV, the nominees for the 2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award are: Agway, Direct Energy, Eligo Energy, Engie, Griddy, Just Energy, and NRG.

 “The nominees for the Most Innovative Marketer Award have all created new programs, differentiated products offerings, bundled services, and overall improved customer experience,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC and CEO of TrustedTPV.

Sponsored by Arise Digital Marketing, the nominees for the 2018 REP of the Year Award are: Constellation, Eligo Energy, Engie, Just Energy, NRG, Shell and Tomorrow Energy.  

“The nominees for the REP of the Year Award are seven companies who have exemplified real leadership in the retail energy industry,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LED Plus and Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC.  

Sponsored by Crius Energy, the nominees for the 2018 Vendor of the Year Award are: EC Infosystems, energy Services Group, Feller Law Group, Powwr, the Retail Energy Supply Association, Shell Energy, TrustedTPV, and Znalytics.  

The nominees and winners of all three awards were voted on by the industry itself as EMC teamed up ERCG to produce a first-ever industry vote on the awards,” said Doueck. “This was a democratic process and Larry and I wish congratulations to all the nominees on a great 2018”.

This promises to be an event that can’t be missed for professionals in the retail energy space.

To view the agenda - click here: https://energymarketingconferences.com/houston-2019/

To register for the Energy Marketing Conference visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-marketing-conference-houston-tx-tickets-50833090141?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in New York click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQTi2lhXek

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in Houston, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaPRmzrpM3o

About Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.


Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Real Estate,Technology

Longxing Platform Gets listed on Exshell, Kicks Off A New Era of Mineral Digital Trading

Singapore 2019. Mar.1- Longxing Global Mining Assets Digital Trading Platform attended The Block Challenge Event held by Dubai World Trade Centre(DWTC) in Singapore. During the event, Longxing announced that Longxing is officially listed on ExShell (token: LXS). The Longxing platform is the first digitized trading platform for mining assets based on blockchain in the world. Relying on blockchain technology, the Longxing platform recognized the upgrade from the traditional local offline trading mode to global online trading mode.

Depending on the technical advantage of the Longxing platform, cross-border transactions can be realized, purchasing qualifications can not be relied on, transaction thresholds can be lowered, liquidity and transaction efficiency can be improved, and transaction cycles can be shortened. As digital money payment has formed a good ecological environment, online iron ore, digital assets trading and linking to global mining assets intermediaries can not rely on traditional currency. In the future, with the help of the Longxing trading platform, online trading of iron ore, coal mine, non-ferrous metals, rare technology and other resources, will all launch on the blockchain and trading can be completed only with digital money.

Combining the latest technologies such as blockchain, Internet of things and AI, Longxing has cooperated with taoken bitcoin company to develop the global blockchain mining digital trading platform system. Based on the characteristics of mining, generating sales business process and mining assets, two blockchain systems are developed respectively: the system of business chain and the system of assets chain. Among them, the business chain system mainly needs to display company information, financial data, business and technology, production data, etc., and at the same time, give senior investors a real-time view of production and operation data; Assets on the chain system mainly include the creation of equity, audit and issuance functions, as well as information bulletin functions. Distributed nodes are located in issuers, law firms, accounting firms and all private investors, etc., providing investors with a transparent and untamable platform for operating data and assets.

“ExShell is a global leading digital financial exchange founded by two ex-senior executives of Huobi. The listing on Exshell is a new milestone for Longxing, it marks that  the company is entering into the capital market and a new stage of development. We will make persistent efforts to constantly climb the peak.” Said by Oliver Ran, Chairman of TokenBit & Secretary General Director of Longxing.

For more information, you can follow us on Telegram at?https://t.me/lxtoken, or visit our business system? http://www.dysysep.com and our assets system?http://www.dysysgp.com .

Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance,Science,Technology

Synagro to Highlight Services at 2019 New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference

Synagro Technologies, Inc., the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2019 New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Annual Conference, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 27 to 30, 2019, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Join us inside Copley Place at Booth 180 to learn about the many ways Synagro can assist you with biosolids and organic feedstocks management. From thermal drying and energy generation to digester cleaning, when it comes to biosolids, our mission is to be the most trusted provider of resource recovery solutions. We help our customers identify their needs and the solutions that are best tailored to most economically address those needs.

“We are pleased to be exhibiting at the 2019 NEWEA Conference in Boston, and to be showcasing our incineration and pelletization services,” announced Pam Racey, vice president, Business Development, Synagro. “We’re equally excited to be a continued Silver Sponsor for the event this year – our 27th as exhibitors. As has become our tradition, we will also be partnering with Woodward & Curran for our highly anticipated customer-appreciation luncheon at Lucca Back Bay.”

About Synagro 
Founded in 1986, Synagro Technologies, Inc. provides environmentally sustainable solutions for commercial and municipal organizations that generate organic by-products. Synagro consistently transforms industrial and municipal waste into environmentally friendly resources that benefit our communities. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in North America, Synagro uses best-in-class processes, from beneficial reuse to renewable energy, that adhere to the strictest of environmental regulations to provide compelling solutions for communities across the continent. Serving more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities in the United States and Canada, Synagro’s leading systems of organic by-product management services support municipalities of all sizes in saving money and meeting environmental regulations. Visit synagro.com to learn more.

Posted in: Energy & Environment

Fyoosion Startup Launches Direct To Consumer (DTC) Business Model

Almost every company now has a presence on social media. If your company doesn’t have one, you are clearly in an ever decreasing minority.

At the same time, the power and reach of social media must be leveraged properly to get the best out of such engagements. It is a fact that while many companies use social technologies, just a few actually achieve the full potential benefit.

Engage With Your Audience More Effectively

To know about the full advantage of social technologies, you must know how to engage with the right audience in the right place. Social media engagement can be used to create more relevant and profitable relationships with customers. The reach of these services are immense and not having a presence on social media is akin to giving the race to your competitors on a platter.

Social media integration can easily increase productivity according to online marketing experts. You can increase staff efficiency by as much as 25 per cent through social media integration.

Social networks for staff members can make the workforce more dynamic and productive. It can also train them to work in an online social environment. Communicating through a social network with colleagues can provide the necessary experience for effective social media engagement and also helps you communicate better with customers.

Establish a Better Communication Platform with Business Partners

One of the least explored areas of social media integration is connecting with the network of suppliers, dealers and clients. Just a handful of companies have the technology to be entirely self-sufficient in communication systems. Social media can provide the ideal platform to communicate with other companies. It can help achieve high efficiency in business-to-business which goes way beyond with emails and calls. Social media integration such as Fyoosion can help establish cross-company private social networks.

Social media integration can be brought to any site with built-in comments feature. It can be used to initiate product reviews or add comment streams, post blogs and lots more.

Posted in: Building & Construction,Celebrity,Commodity Market,Electronics & Semiconductors,Energy & Environment

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