Monday
Apr192010

The Sustainable Business Network of Rhode Island (SBNRI) to host Electric Vehicle Demonstration in celebration of 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

http://www.pbn.com/detail/49284.html

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Sustainable Business Network of Rhode Island (SBNRI) in partnership with Project Get Ready Rhode Island, cordially invite you to a free demonstration of innovative, plug in electric vehicles.

The demonstration scheduled to take place Wednesday April 21, 2010 3:00 PM at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living, 17 Gordon Avenue Providence, RI 02905 is part of SBNRI efforts to promote sustainability in Rhode Island in alignment with the Apeiron’s Institute 2001 vision of a Sustainable Rhode Island. 

The demonstration will feature everything from low speed neighborhood electric vehicles manufactured by Miles Electric Vehicles, to a converted plug in Toyota Prius, to a high performance luxury all-electric Tesla Roadster sportscar. 

The Tesla Roadster is being brought courtesy of the Renew America Roadtrip™ (RAR), which pioneered the first cross-country drive across the U.S. last summer in an all-electric Tesla Roadster. RAR will be offering raffles for roadtrip memorabilia and rocket-sled-like rides in their Roadster. They will be joining us as part of their latest campaign to raise money for charities and awareness of renewable, sustainable, and eco-friendly (RSE) technologies. Learn more at www.RenewAmericaRoadtrip.com. 

The Toyota Prius was converted to a plug-in model with rechargeable lithium ion batteries to achieve superior mileage by ConVerdant Vehicles of New Hampshire. More information is available at www.converdant.biz. 

The Miles Electric Vehicles are AC powered cars and trucks can be registered and are street legal in most states on any road with a speed limit of 35 MPH or lower. The advanced design AC power train is extremely reliable, with few moving parts, and offers superior power and hill climbing ability, even with a passenger or freight load www.milesev.com. 

Imagine your city free from the strain of volatile gas prices, where quiet vehicles drive the street emitting zero air pollution. This is the promise of electrified vehicles, or “plug-ins”, one of the most important components of transitioning to a greener economy. These vehicles can be new or converted conventional vehicles, run wholly or partially on electricity and can reduce operating costs, air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on oil. Early models already have hit the road in Asia. In the U.S., conversion shops have been retrofitting existing vehicles to be plug-ins and building low-speed EVs for several years at small, but fast increasing, volumes. Tens of thousands of factory-made plug-ins are expected to be available in the U.S. starting in late 2010 and 2011. 

BUZZ Equipment Company is the exclusive authorized representative in the northeast for the exciting, innovative, electric low speed vehicles manufactured by Miles Electric Vehicles, as well as the leading supplier for other alternative fuel vehicles, including electric, bio-diesel, and flex-fuel utility trucks. Learn more at www.buzz-equipment.com 

The Sustainable Business Network of Rhode Island is a network of locally owned businesses, service providers and community organizations committed to building a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable Rhode Island for future generations. All businesses that are ready to take steps to become more sustainable are welcome to join the network, regardless of size, industry or current level of sustainability. 

For information and RSVP contact the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living at 401.228-7930 or tomas@apeiron.org

Friday
Apr092010

LittleFoot Energy adds Seaport RAR launch event to CXO Sustainability Network video series

For more details about the event, go to:

http://teslachallenge.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday
Mar312010

Alteris Sponsors Entrepreneur Driving Tesla Roadster in Green Charity Ride Across Northeast

Alteris Renewables Welcomes the Renew America Roadtrip Northeast edition at Yale Unviersity

By Alteris Renewables

March 30, 2010 - New Haven, CT

Alteris Renewables, the largest renewable energy installer in the Northeast, welcomes the Renew America Roadtrip's Northeast Edition charity drive to Yale University's Dunham Student Center on Tuesday from 6PM until 8PM. At 6pm there will be a press conference/tesla demonstration in Mason Garage located on Temple St. between Grove and Trumbull next to St. Mary's. At 7pm, the event will convene Dunham Student Center for in speakers, film trailer, tesla demo, and a Q&A with tour driver Michael Craner.

Event-goers can learn about their renewable energy options, learn more about the all-electric Tesla sportscar and green driving options, and have the opportunity to watch a trailer for the film “Oil in the Family.” The purpose of the roadtrip is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and raise awareness about how our energy and transportation choices are affecting our health and the health of our planet.

The Northeast leg of the Renew America Roadtrip set out on March 29th from the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA and will stop along a dozen locations between Boston and the grande finale in Philadelphia, PA on April 2nd.  Stops planned include locations such as the Cambridge Innovation Center, Alteris Renewables' Wolcott St Eco-Office, Yale University, the Tesla Roadster store in Manhattan, and many more. Find out up-to-date information about stops being planned.

About Alteris Renewables

Alteris Renewables is the largest design-build renewable energy company in the Northeast, with more than 15 MW installed for over 3,000 customers over the past thirty years and more than a dozen offices across six states. Ranked as one of the top ten fastest growing energy companies in the Inc. 500, Alteris provides turn-key solar electric (photovoltaic or PV), solar thermal, and wind energy solutions for commercial, residential, education, government and institutional clients.  The company has industry-leading expertise in engineering, design, project management, performance analysis, project financing and renewable energy credit programs.  More information about the company can be found on the website, www.AlterisInc.com or call 800.339.7804.

About Renew America Roadtrip
The Renew America Roadtrip™ (RAR) made history last summer when it completed America’s first volunteer, green, charity drive coast-to-coast in a production all-electric sports car, a Tesla Motor’s Roadster.  This month, they are at it again. On March 29, 2010, the RAR organization is embarking on a smaller but no less important Driving the Northeast Green campaign from Boston to Philadelphia.  The campaign will launch from the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center ("one of America's greenest hotels”) and complete at a special TBA finale location in Philadelphia.   Along the way they will be highlighting renewable-energy leadership and raising money for cooperative charities through a drive-a-thon and fun and unique events that include a Race the Roadster drag-race challenge, electric vehicle exhibitions, and raffles for prizes and rocket-sled-like rides in their Tesla Roadster.

For Further Information

Wednesday
Mar242010

SKYNJA launches at Babson Energy Conference

(BOSTON—May 25, 2010)  SKYNJA — the Social Energy Network start-up recently heralded by Governor Deval Patrick on Entrepreneurship Day at the Cambridge Innovation Center — launches its website, company platform and action-plan at the Babson College Energy & Environmental Conference:  Sustainability in Action on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

At the Babson conference, smart-energy focused attendees will learn the latest news about sustainability efforts and related private sector endeavors to advance sustainable lifestyle choices.  Academics, sustainability professionals, venture capitalists, and students alike will converge upon the Babson campus to share ideas and promote sustainability and efficient energy use.

“We recognize that electricity is good, but we can make it better!,”  exclaimed Edison Almeida, founder and CEO of SKYNJA.  “The environmental impact of electricity consumption is usually out of the sight and minds of most people.  On average, 90% of our electricity comes from non-renewable energy sources, which harm the environment. That’s why SKYNJA is committed to bringing awareness and solving the problem.”

A further testament to SKYNJA’s recent success and growth is its new partnership with the Renew America Roadtrip and LittleFoot Energy programs, which have brought an all-electric Tesla Roadster, zero-emission luxury sports car to the Babson conference, promoting energy-efficient lifestyle.

“When I learned about Michael Craner’s initiative, I was amazed!  Green Heroes like Michael show how much we can do today. We need to tell their stories. Sustainability is everybody’s responsibility,” Edison added.  SKYNJA invites everybody to share their stories and become a Green Hero on www.skynja.com by Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010.

About Skynja
SKYNJA—an Icelandic word meaning “to feel, to perceive, or to make oneself aware of”—is the hallmark of a burgeoning company headquartered at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), a technology start-up incubator building adjacent to MIT.  The Social Energy Network highlights the most popular ‘Green Heroes’ on a regular basis, as members of a global smart-energy community that compares ideas, forms groups, and solves the world’s energy challenges. SKYNJA integrates with Facebook connect and promotes the ‘Green Movement,’ as it rallies like-minded individuals committed to efficient energy use.  SKYNJA will soon introduce its smart-meter program to the public, which will enable its members’ to monitor and control electricity consumption on the Internet.  

About Renew America Roadtrip
The Renew America Roadtrip™ (RAR) made history last summer when it completed America’s first volunteer, green, charity drive coast-to-coast in a production all-electric sports car, a Tesla Motor’s Roadster.  This month, they are at it again. On March 29, 2010, the RAR organization is embarking on a smaller but no less important Driving the Northeast Green campaign from Boston to Philadelphia.  The campaign will launch from the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center ("one of America's greenest hotels”) and complete at a special TBA finale location in Philadelphia.   Along the way they will be highlighting renewable-energy leadership and raising money for cooperative charities through a drive-a-thon and fun and unique events that include a Race the Roadster drag-race challenge, electric vehicle exhibitions, and raffles for prizes and rocket-sled-like rides in their Tesla Roadster.

About LittleFoot Energy
LittleFoot Energy Corporation is a Massachusetts based company founded with the mission of helping companies and building owners prioritize, monetize, fund, and implement a broad range of energy projects that reduce dependency on fossil fuels, increase the bottom line, and position for a strengthened competitive future.  LittleFoot Energy specializes in heating, cooling and electricity projects that combine energy efficiency measures with renewable energy sources - creating hybrid systems that save energy and reduce carbon footprint.


Tesla and Tesla Motors are registered trademarks of Tesla Motors, Inc. and are not affiliated with LittleFoot Energy Corporation in any way.

Monday
Mar082010

Zero-to-Sixty in a Heartbeat: Accelerate Energy Projects and Get a Ride in the Lightning-Quick, Electric Tesla Roadster!

 

Contact

Andrew Becker

877-658-3758 x 713

andrew.becker@littlefootinc.com

 

Zero-to-Sixty in a Heartbeat: Accelerate Energy Projects and Get a Ride in the Lightning-Quick, Electric Tesla Roadster!

 

BOSTON (Mar. 08. 2010) – LittleFoot Energy™, the Boston based commercial renewable and energy efficiency services company is offering a ride in Renew America Roadtrip’s Tesla Roadster, an all-electric sportscar, for those participating in their OnTrack Challenge™ during the NESEA BuildingEnergy10 show at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center on March 10th and 11th. To learn more about the OnTrack Challenge and to experience the excitement of the Roadster, please join Kevin Poulsen at 12 noon on Wednesday March 10th at Booth #903 for a discussion about LittleFoot Energy's approach to transitioning to next generation energy and to enter for a chance to win a ride in the Roadster.

 

“Little Foot Energy is excited to partner with the Renew America Roadtrip initiative to take advantage of the new synergies of entrepreneurship, performance and innovation created between our two companies,” said Kevin Poulsen, founder and CEO of LittleFoot Energy. “This is symbolic of the value proposition we offer our customers – better performance, accelerated results, with reduced dependence on fossil fuels.” The OnTrack Challenge represents a money-back guarantee by LittleFoot Energy for evaluating and accelerating delivery of energy improvement projects that meet or exceed the commercial building owner’s investment performance targets. To learn more about the OnTrack Challenge please visit www.littlefootinc.com/TeslaOnTrack.

 

The owner of the Tesla Motors Roadster, Michael L. Craner, Co-founder of the Renew America Roadtrip: Driving America Green, recently completed America's first green, charity drive coast-to-coast, providing compelling evidence that alternative energy doesn’t have to mean compromise. “We see strong alignment between the core principles of LittleFoot Energy and the Renew America Roadtrip. The zero-emission, pure-electric, high-performance luxury sports car with an uncompromising 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 244 mile range per charge, 125 mpg equivalent efficiency has been a valuable tool for raising awareness about energy efficiency and innovation.” To learn more about the Renew America Roadtrip and the charities it supports, please join Michael Craner during a reception being held at NESEA show floor on Wednesday, March 10th at 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

About LittleFoot Energy

LittleFoot Energy Corporation, the leader in renewable energy efficiency services is accelerating the deployment of low-carbon, alternative energies by helping clients to prioritize, monetize, fund, and implement a broad range of energy projects that reduce dependency on fossil fuels, increase the bottom line, and strengthen competitive advantage. LittleFoot Energy specializes in heating, cooling and electricity projects that combine energy efficiency measures with renewable energy sources - creating hybrid systems that save energy, company resources and reduce its carbon footprint. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.littlefootinc.com.

 

About the Renew America Roadtrip

The Renew America Roadtrip™ was America’s first green charity drive coast-to-coast in an all-electric sports car. The RAR team made history when it completed the drive from NYC to Seal Beach California last June, 2009. It is also a project to help raise awareness of renewable, sustainable, and eco-friendly initiatives and charities. The Renew America Roadster (known by some as the “RAR’dster”) has become iconic as America’s Greenest sports car following its cross-country trip providing a valuable tool for educating and motivating individuals to make a difference with regard to transportation and energy. For more information about the Renew America Roadtrip please visit the Company website at http://www.renewamericaroadtrip.com/

 

 

 

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