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Harry Zvi Tabor – Israeli Solar Pioneer dies at 98

Harry Zvi Tabor died in Jerusalem two weeks ago at the age of 98. was an Israeli physicist. He was known as the father of Israeli Solar Energy. Harry Zvi Tabor was born at London in 1917, married Vivenne Landau in 1947, who survives him, and emigrated to Israel in 1949. He had arranged to […]

Paul Alivisatos Wins the National Medal of Science

The White House has announced that Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), award-winning chemist and internationally recognized authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications, has won the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Alivisatos, […]

Applied Materials appoints Adrianna Ma to Board of Directors

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced the appointment of Adrianna Ma to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Ma has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. “Along with a wealth of financial expertise and a strong technical background, Adrianna brings valuable experience in global […]

Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Joins U.S. Department of Energy and MIT Energy Initiative Program to Advance Women’s Leadership in Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy. Women represent substantially less than […]

NextEnergy announces Steven Kurmas as new Board Vice Chair, promotes Amanda Roraff

NextEnergy announces Steven Kurmas as new Board Vice Chair, promotes Amanda Roraff NextEnergy, a Detroit nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate advanced energy technologies, businesses and industries, has announced Steven Kurmas as Vice Chair of NextEnergy’s Board of Directors and promoted Amanda Roraff to vice president of marketing and communications. Kurmas is president and chief […]

Gregory Wetstone to be New President and CEO at the American Council On Renewable Energy

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Gregory Wetstone to become the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. “Greg’s experience, vision and history of leadership promoting renewable energy equip him well to take ACORE to new levels,” commented Dan Reicher, chairman […]

Petrosonic Energy, Inc. Adds New President and Chief Operating Officer to Its Leadership Team

Petrosonic Energy (OTC:PSON) reported today that Keith R. McGee will become the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. Mr. McGee, who is a principal at RockReef Advisors, LLC., has recently been advising the company regarding business planning and funding the commercialization of Petrosonic’s Sonoprocess(TM) for advanced separation applications in the oil and […]

David Crane Steps Down as CEO of NRG; Mauricio Gutierrez Becomes CEO

NRG (NYSE:NRG) announced today that David Crane is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of NRG, effective immediately. Mr. Crane has served in this position since 2003. “During more than 12 years at the helm of NRG, Mr. Crane led the company from emergence from bankruptcy to its current position as leader in […]

First Solar CEO Joins TPI Composites Board of Directors

TPI Composites, Inc. announced that James A. Hughes has joined its board of directors. Hughes has spent more than 25 years in the global energy industry and has served since 2012 as the CEO and Director of First Solar, Inc., a leading global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions Hughes brings to TPI vast […]

In Memory of Maurice Strong (1929-2015)

Maurice F. Strong, a tireless advocate of sustainable development, passed away at age 86. Scott Vaughan, IISD President-CEO, and David Runnalls, IISD’s former president, issued the following statements. “The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference begins in Paris this Monday. The hope and momentum it is inspiring would not be possible without the extraordinary vision […]