December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The trademark HERO-LED (Reg. No. 4656023) was issued on Dec. 16 by the USPTO.

HERNON Manufacturing Announced as Manufacturer of the Year Finalist
December 19, 2014
Sanford, FL, December 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- HERNON Manufacturing, Inc., a global manufacturer of adhesives sealants and dispensing equipment was honored to be nominated as a finalist by the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) in their annual Manufacturers of the Year competition recently in Miramar Beach, Florida.

Energy Efficiency
December 19, 2014
Ministry of Power, The Government of India has issued following news release: Under Demand Side Management initiatives, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has engaged with several State Governments & Distribution Companies to implement Demand Side Efficient Lighting Programme. Under this programme, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps are distributed to household consumers by replacing incandescent bulbs. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. The following States have taken initiative in this regard with EESL:

East Hartford Teams with Ameresco for LED Street Lights and Exterior Lighting ESPC Project
December 19, 2014
Ameresco said that it is working with the Town of East Hartford to develop and implement an LED street light and exterior lighting upgrade project at select locations. According to a release, under a $2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) including more than $480,000 in incentives, new street lights are being installed throughout town, and the Public Safety Complex, Community Cultural Center, Town Hall Offices, Terry Pool Park, Town Green Alumni Park and Firehouse #5 will benefit from exterior lighting upgrades resulting in more than 1.6 million kWh in annual electric savings.

Use of E-Charkha and E-handloom in production of Khadi
December 19, 2014
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises, The Government of India has issued following news release: The number of spinners and weavers working to produce khadi clothes by hand in the country (As on 31.03.2014) are:

NanoMarkets Issues Latest Report on Quantum Dots, Says QDs Now a Major Competitive Threat to OLEDs
December 18, 2014
 Glen Allen:  According to "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots: 2015 to 2022," a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, quantum dots have now progressed far enough down the curve to pose a significant competitive threat to OLED technology.  NanoMarkets considers 2014 as the breakout year for QDs, which achieved significant penetrations in smaller mobile displays for the first time and have now been firmly established as a significant threat to the future of OLED technology.  In the firm's new report, the market for quantum dots (QDs) will grow to $5.5 billion in revenues in 2020.  More on this report can be found at:http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/market-opportunities-for-quantum-dots-2015-2022

Soraa Completes Its Line of Brilliantly Efficient PAR30 and AR111 LED Lamps; New LED Lamps are the Perfect Alternative to Halogen 50W to 120W Lamps
December 18, 2014
Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today that it has extended its line of PAR and AR111 lamps to offer a full range of halogen replacement lamps from 50W to 120W halogen equivalent. The newly launched 12.5W line features a lower wattage addition to its award winning, full visible spectrum PAR30 and AR111 LED lamps, while maintaining the high Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) characteristic of Soraa's lamps. Featuring the world's most efficient LED-Soraa's third generation GaN on GaN(TM) LED-the company's new 12.5W PAR30 lamps are the perfect lighting solution for 75W to 120W equivalent lighting applications in retail, hospitality and museum environments; while the 12.5W AR111 lamps offer an efficient choice for retail applications. Soraa's efficient PAR30 and AR111 LED lamps are the perfect alternative to halogen 50W to 120W lamps. (Photo: Business Wire)

Exar Promotes Daniel Wark to Vice President of Worldwide Operations
December 18, 2014
 Exar Corporation(NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the promotion of Daniel Wark to the position of Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Wark succeeds Robert Todd Smathers, who is retiring after three years of service with Exar and over 35 years of service in the semiconductor industry.

December 18, 2014
The following information was released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF): By: Greg Andeck, EDF senior clean energy manager, and Ivan Urlaub, executive director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association

EPA Applauds Work of Bennington College Students to Help Community Increase Energy Efficiency, Battle Climate Change
December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the following news release: EPA has released a short video that applauds the voluntary efforts of a professor and students at Bennington College to help their local community combat climate issues by analyzing energy use of municipal streetlights and working with the local power utility to dramatically increase efficiency, saving the town thousands of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, EPA’s New England office began an informal partnership with Bennington College to work with students in a class called “Solving the Impossible.” The class, taught by Professor Susan Sgorbati, charges students to study difficult policy problems and develop the skills to identify and implement solutions. EPA helped Professor Sgorbati by identifying environmental public policy problems for the students to address. One recent class tackled the issue of climate change.


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