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UNDERSTANDING THE NEW SOLAR TARIFFS, SECTION 201 TRADE CASE, AND HOW WE GOT HERE

Understanding the New Solar Tariffs, Section 201, and How We Got Here

By now you have probably seen that President Trump has imposed a 30% tariff on solar imports to the U.S. Naturally you might be thinking: WHAT!? How is this possible? Well, if you find yourself in that boat, read on to learn everything you need to know about the section 201 solar trade case and how we got here...


RECAP: SUMMER OF SUSTAINABILITY 2017

Recap: Summer Of Sustainability 2017

In 2015, we began “Summer of Sustainability” to promote sustainable behaviors throughout the company and improve practices at each office. We continued with Summer of Sustainability in 2016 and have kept the tradition going...


WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR NET METERING?

What Does the Future Hold for Net Metering?

Although incentivizing homeowners to purchase solar doesn’t seem like a controversial topic, several counterarguments have emerged—including one against ...


SUSTAINABLE COFFEE HABITS FOR THE SUMMER

Sustainable Coffee Habits for the Summer

Drinking a cup or more of coffee each day is not only an expensive habit, but it can also have an impact on the environment. Single-serve machines, disposable cups, energy consumption, and water usage all factor into...


HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFICE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY

How to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

The old standby slogan for being environmentally conscious still applies when talking about reducing a company’s carbon footprint and making an office eco-friendly...


DAY 6 OF CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS CHALLENGE: UGE AND COMMUNITY SOLAR

See UGE talk solar in the Carbon A List 50 Day Climate Change Solutions Challenge


UGE INTERNATIONAL TESTS DUAL-AXIS TRACKERS

See us test new dual-axis trackers in cleaning, tracking and stow mode


UGE TO INSTALL CANADA’S LARGEST SOLAR CARPORT PROJECT AT SHERIDAN COLLEGE

PV Magazine

UGE International Ltd. announces it has been selected by The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning to design and build a solar carport at its Davis Campus.


UGE'S SOLAR INSTALLATION FOR NATURE'S SPRING

Check out the huge installation UGE completed for Nature's Spring in the Philippines. Another step on the path towards a cleaner and brighter future,


PSWRI TAPS UGE INTERNATIONAL TO INSTALL SOLAR ROOFTOPS

Business Mirror

PHILIPPINE Spring Water Resources Inc. (PSWRI), the local manufacturer and distributor of Nature’s Spring bottled water, has tapped UGE International Ltd. to install solar rooftops with a total rated capacity of 3.5 megawatts (MW).


UGE ACQUIRES CARMANAH'S ON-GRID SOLAR BUSINESS

UGE Acquires Carmanah's On-Grid Solar Business

Canada’s Two Most Experienced Solar Businesses Combined


TESLA’S SOLAR ROOF AND THE FUTURE OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

Tesla’s Solar Roof and the Future of Distributed Generation

Tesla’s Solar Roof and the Future of Distributed Generation With the Tesla “solar roof” announcement dominating headlines this week...


EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA BACKS UGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLAR PROJECTS

CanTech Letter

Export Development Canada backs UGE for international solar projects Financial Crown corporation Export Development Canada (EDC) has agreed to financially back a...


EDC PARTNERS WITH UGE AND ENDURA FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY PROJECTS

ReNew Canada

EDC partners with UGE and Endura for international energy projects UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial and industrial...


UGE ON CCTV: NICK BLITTERSWYK ON THE SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY

UGE's Founder and CEO Nick Blitterswyk talks with Phillip Yin of CCTV about the growth of the solar industry and the COP21 climate talks in Paris.


Solar’s Growth Brings New Interest to Clean Energy

Solar’s Growth Brings New Interest to Clean Energy

Renewables are booming, with even some of the most unexpected players making a transition to clean energy. This past year solar grew...


UGE and EDC form construction finance facility for international solar projects

pv Tech

UGE and EDC form construction finance facility for international solar projects UGE International, a renewable energy firm specialising in the C&I space, has...


Recap: Our Summer of Sustainability

Recap: Our Summer of Sustainability

As a renewable energy company, we believe it is hugely important that we dedicate ourselves to environmental and social...


Green Means Go When it Comes to Travel

Green Means Go When it Comes to Travel

In a report done by McKinsey regarding the impacts of integrating sustainability into company principles, 70% of sustainability leaders...


Untapped Potential in Commercial Solar

Untapped Potential in Commercial Solar

The global solar PV market is expected to grow 21% and add 66 GW of installed capacity by the end of 2016. In the US alone, the...


The Largest Church In Brooklyn Is Going Solar

CleanTechnica

The Largest Church In Brooklyn Is Going Solar Founded in 1979, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) is the largest church in Brooklyn. With over 37,000 members in its...


UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Inhabitat

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn churchLeading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process...


Nature’s Spring maker taps UGE for rooftop solar project in Cebu

BusinessWorld

Nature’s Spring maker taps UGE for rooftop solar project in Cebu   UGE PHILIPPINES, Inc., the local unit of a New York-based provider of renewable energy solutions...


UGE Intl to shed wind ops, focus on solar

SeeNews Renewables

UGE Intl to shed wind ops, focus on solar     Canadian renewables group UGE International Ltd (OTCQB:UGEIF) on Wednesday unveiled plans to dispose of its...


UGE INTL TO DEPLOY ROOFTOP PV FOR WATER DISTRIBUTOR IN PHILIPPINES

SeeNews Renewables

Canadian renewables group UGE International Ltd (OTCQB:UGEIF) said Tuesday it will be installing a 475-kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system for Philippine Spring Water Resources Inc.


UGE INTERNATIONAL LTD (TSXV:UGE) – SOLAR POWER IS GETTING UGE

Palisade Research

UGE International Ltd (TSXV:UGE) – Solar Power Is Getting UGE. In 1889, the Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution,...


UGE AND SOLARSHARE TO BUILD 300 KW KALADAR, ONTARIO SOLAR PROJECT

Cantech Letter

UGE and SolarShare to build 300 kW Kaladar, Ontario solar project     Global renewable energy companyUGE International Ltd. (TSXV:UGE) has secured...


UGE AND SOLARSHARE TO BUILD 300 KW KALADAR, ONTARIO SOLAR PROJECT

Cantech Letter

UGE and SolarShare to build 300 kW Kaladar, Ontario solar project     Global renewable energy companyUGE International Ltd. (TSXV:UGE) has secured...


UGE SECURES CONTRACT TO DESIGN, DEVELOP SOLAR PROJECT IN ONTARIO

Solar Industry Magazine

UGE Secures Contract To Design, Develop Solar Project In Ontario     UGE International Ltd., a global provider of distributed renewable energy solutions,...


UGE TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP 300 KW SOLAR PROJECT IN KALADAR, ONTARIO

Saur Energy International

UGE to Design and Develop 300 kW Solar Project in Kaladar, Ontario     UGE International has secured a contract to design and develop a 300 kilowatt solar...


KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR DEPLOYING MICROGRIDS WORLDWIDE

Energy Access

Key Consideration for Deploying Microgrids Worldwide UGE Project at Perry's Farm By: Arjun Gupta, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and Senior System...


SOLAR & SECURITY

Solar & Security

At UGE, our focus is providing renewable energy solutions that create immediate savings for our clients. However, our ultimate vision of...


CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE IN THE WORLD OF RENEWABLES

Celebrating Independence in the World of Renewables

This Fourth of July, we’re celebrating a little more than patriotism and fireworks. All around the US (and the world), cities, towns, and...


SPREADING SOLAR IN THE PHILIPPINES

Spreading Solar in the Philippines

Our 90kW solar installation for Perry's Farm in Majayjay, Philippines. As the price of solar continues its steady decline around the world...


SOLAR- THE HOTTEST TREND THIS (AND NEXT) SUMMER

Solar- The Hottest Trend This (and next) Summer

In honor of the summer solstice, we’re looking at a few reasons why solar has become a strong option, whether it’s the shortest day of the...


A BRIEF GUIDE TO GOING SOLAR WITH UGE

A Brief Guide to Going Solar with UGE

We’re helping businesses of all sizes go solar, while saving money on their electricity bill. We offer support every step of the way—from...


EXPLORING NEW ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADA

Exploring New Energy Opportunities in Canada

Earlier this Spring, TransCanada joined the trend of energy companies backing out of deals to purchase power from coal-fired plants in...


THE FUTURE OF SOLAR IS BRIGHT AS POLITICAL BARRIERS ARE BROKEN

The Future of Solar is Bright as Political Barriers Are Broken

This past Wednesday the New York Assembly voted on and approved the NY State Climate and Community Protection Act. This crucial and timely...


10 COMPANIES PAYING EMPLOYEES TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

Triple Pundit

10 Companies Paying Employees to Save the Environment There is an obvious movement within our culture to look for meaningful work: work that allows us to live according...


6.3 MEGAWATT ONTARIO SOLAR PROJECTS CONTRACTED BY ENDURA ENERGY AND SOLARSHARE

Cantech Letter

6.3 megawatt Ontario solar projects contracted by Endura Energy and SolarShare Endura Energy Project Corp. has executed contracts for developing and constructing 6.3...


MICROGRIDS: WHY ARE THEY GAINING IN POPULARITY, WHAT PART DOES STORAGE PLAY?

Solar Builder Magazine

Microgrids: Why are they gaining in popularity, what part does energy storage play?  A UGE microgrid project in the Bronx UGE is an organization focused on...


THE BIG QUESTION

Renewable Energy World Magazine

The Big Question: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016? Read original in Renewale Energy World magazine (Subscription Required)


UGE SPEAKS ON SOLAR + STORAGE AT INTERSOLAR SUMMIT USA EAST

UGE Speaks On Solar + Storage at Intersolar Summit USA East

Photo Credit: Intersolar Summit (intersolarglobal.com) New York-based companies, like UGE, did not have to travel far to attend last week’...


UGE INTERNATIONAL CLOSES ACQUISITION OF ENDURA ENERGY

Solar Industry Magazine

UGE International Closes Acquisition Of Endura Energy New York-based UGE International Ltd. has closed the previously announced acquisition of...


CANADIAN RENEWABLES FIRMS IN ACQUISITION DEAL

Environmental Finance

Canadian renewables firms in acquisiton deal Distributed renewable energy firm UGE International has acquired solar developer Endura. The two Canadian...


SOLAR POWER DEALS AND COMPANY NEWS

RECHARGE News

Solar Power Deals and Company News Read original article at RECHARGE News


UGE CLOSES ON ACQUISITON OF ENDURA

PV Tech

UGE closes on acquisiton of Endura Distributed renewable energy company UGE International has closed on its acquisition of Ontario-based solar energy firm Endura...


CHINA ISSUES SLIGHT FIT CUT FOR SOLAR IN 2016

pv Magazine

China issues slight FIT cut for solar in 2016  Reductions on the feed-in tariff for solar projects could be as much as 11%, according to statement issued by the...


CHINA TO CUT ON-GRID TARIFFS FOR SOLAR, WIND POWER: STATE PLANNER

Reuters

China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar, wind power: state planner BEIJING | BY ADAM ROSE AND CHEN AIZHU Workers install solar panels on the...


SOLAR CONTRACTORS AND MANUFACTURERS COMMENT ON ITC VOTE

Solar Power World

Solar contractors and manufacturers comment on ITC vote In light of the recent vote to pass the ITC extension, we spoke to contractors and manufacturers and shared some...


SOLAR POWER MAY EXPAND IN CHINA WITH THIRD-PARTY FINANCING

Sustainnovate

Solar Power May Expand In China With Third-Party Financing Photo by Agnieszka Bojczuk (some rights reserved) A new funding model in China may allow some...


NEW FUNDING MODEL MAY BOOST ROOFTOP SOLAR IN CHINA

CleanTechnica

New Funding Model May Boost Rooftop Solar In China Attractive kickstarters added for rooftop solar in China. China may currently be the world’s largest producer of solar...


WELCOME ENDURA TO THE UGE FAMILY

Welcome Endura to the UGE Family

UGE is pleased to officially announce that as of today, we have acquired Endura Energy, a solar energy firm based in Toronto. Coming...


HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION IN CLEANTECH

Horizontal Integration in CleanTech

  Photo Credit: CleanTech Business Model/shutterstock   Horizontal Integration in CleanTechBy Nick Blitterswyk, CEO...


CHINA LEADS IN SOLAR: THE BENEFITS TO BUSINESSES

China Leads in Solar: The Benefits to Businesses

Photo Credit: Climate Group China Leads in Solar: The Benefits to BusinessesAcross China, an increasing number...


SOLAR ROOFING: BEST PRACTICES

Solar Roofing: Best Practices

  Solar Roofing: Best Practices By Conor Trujillo, Assistant Director of System Design. Read original article at North American...


STORAGE AND INVERTERS: SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATING WITH SOLAR

Storage and inverters: seamlessly integrating with solar

Storage and inverters: seamlessly integrating with solar By Conor Trujillo, Assistant Director of System Design. Read original...


HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION IN CLEANTECH

The Energy Collective

Horizontal Integration in CleanTechPhoto Credit: CleanTech Business Model/shutterstock Over the last few years, an increasing amount of...


CHINA’S ROOFTOPS HOLD KEY TO PROPELLING SOLAR POWER INTO THE MASS MARKET

South China Morning Post

China’s rooftops hold key to propelling solar power into the mass market Two men walk on the roof of Hangzhou East Railway Station, which is covered by solar...


TAPPING LATAM'S DISTRIBUTED SOLAR POTENTIAL

BNamericas

Tapping LatAm's distributed solar potential Niche markets have become key for small and medium-sized renewable energy companies which look to cater to the specialized...


IS IT IMMORAL TO INVEST IN COAL?

Climate Home

Is it immoral to invest in coal? Cheap fuel for developing nations; disastrous for the climate. We asked three experts if it is morally defensible to bankroll new...


UGE INTERNATIONAL TO ACQUIRE ENDURA ENERGY

Solar Industry Magazine

UGE International To Acquire Endura Energy New York-based UGE International Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding...


WHILE SOME LARGER SOLAR COMPANIES TAKE A POUNDING, A SMALLER ONE FORGES AHEAD WITH AN ACQUISITION

Forbes

While Some Larger Solar Companies Take A Pounding, A Smaller One Forges Ahead With An Acquisition The last few weeks have not been kind to some share prices...


CELEBRATING THE 2015 DAYLIGHT HOUR!

Celebrating the 2015 Daylight Hour!

  The hours when natural light is most abundant also happen to be the hours that office buildings consume the most artificial light....


SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES FOR THE OFFICE - ON EARTH DAY & EVERY DAY

Sustainability Initiatives for the Office - On Earth Day & Every Day

  Top 10 Earth Day Initiatives For Your Company   1) Combat air pollution and climate change by working with your local...


INTRO TO EARTH WEEK AT UGE

Intro to Earth Week at UGE

  Earth Day is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in safeguarding the Earth and its natural resources, as well as a...


PARTNER FORUM INTERVIEW WITH ITAI BIEDERMAN

Partner Forum Interview with Itai Biederman

UGE's Partner Forum 2015 is coming up on April 28-30 at the Centre for Social Innovation in NYC. PR & Communications Intern Ryan Madden...


HOTEL, MEET SOLAR: 4 REASONS TO GO RENEWABLE ON YOUR HOTEL PROPERTY

Hotel, Meet Solar: 4 Reasons to Go Renewable On Your Hotel Property

SAVE ON ENERGY, AROUND THE CLOCK Hotel properties operate 24/7, with energy costs averaging 4-10% of total revenue.That means there’s a lot...


“ISLANDING” ON ISLANDS: MICROGRIDS SET TO BRING AFFORDABLE POWER TO REMOTE LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

“Islanding” On Islands: Microgrids Set To Bring Affordable Power To Remote Locations Worldwide

With over 1.3 billion people still without electricity and many more lacking access to reliable power, expanding access to energy remains...


UGE INTERNATIONAL TO ACQUIRE ENDURA ENERGY

PV Tech

UGE International to acquire Endura Energy   Distributed renewable energy company UGE International is to acquire Toronto-based solar energy firm Endura...


HUUUUUGE SOLAR ENERGY BUY FOR UGE

CleanTechnica

Huuuuuge Solar Energy Buy For UGE The renewable energy company UGE has been making some interesting moves lately, and the latest one dovetails with the emerging market...


SOLAR ROOFING: BEST PRACTICES

North American Clean Energy

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A CHANCE FOR CHANGE: THE TIPPING POINT FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

MSLGroup

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To discuss what goes into alternative energy projects in cities all over the world, BizAsiaAmerica anchor Michelle Makori is joined by Joshua Rogol, Vice President of Business Development at Urban Green Energy. 


UGE INTERNATIONAL EMBARKS ON PANAMA EXPANSION WITH LOCAL TALENT AND OPPORTUNITY

Solar Industry Magazine

UGE International Embarks On Panama Expansion With Local Talent And Opportunity New York-based-UGE International - formerly Urban Green Energy (UGE) - and its Panama-...


HOW ISLAND NATIONS CAN LEAD THE RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION

How island nations can lead the renewable energy revolution

On Thursday, the third international UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, held on Samoa in the Central South Pacific, came to a...


UGE ADDS 1.2MW SOLAR IN PANAMA

reNEWS

UGE adds 1.2MW solar in Panama  05/11/2015 - UGE International and Panamanian partner Otepi Renewables have installed solar energy systems for six plants...


UGE, OTEPI INSTALL 1.2 MW OF SOLAR SYSTEMS IN PANAMA

SeeNews Renewables

UGE, OTEPI install 1.2 MW of solar systems in Panama Solar array. Author: Som Energia Cooperativa. License: Attribution 2.0 Generic. November 5 (SeeNews) - US-based...


UGE INTERNATIONAL AND OTEPI INSTALL 1.2MW OF SOLAR IN PANAMA

Solar Novus Today

UGE International and OTEPI Install 1.2MW of Solar in Panama UGE International Ltd., a specialist in renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers...


UGE, OTEPI ANNOUNCE LARGEST COMMERCIAL SOLAR INSTALLATION IN PANAMA

Greentech Lead

UGE, OTEPI announce largest commercial solar installation in Panama UGE International, a provider of renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers,...


REDWOOD COMMENCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR ROOFTOP ENERGY PROGRAMS IN JAPAN ALONG WITH CHINA EXPANSION

pv Magazine

Redwood commences one of the largest solar rooftop energy programs in Japan along with China Expansion In-line with its commitment to environmentally sustainable...


TECH THAT MATTERS: COULD A RENEWABLE ENERGY SHARING PLATFORM TAKE OFF?

Geektime.com

Tech that Matters: Could a renewable energy sharing platform take off? UK-based startup Open Utility has partnered with Good Energy to launch Piclo, an online peer-to-...


WILL CANADA’S NEW PRIME MINISTER TURN HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES INTO CLIMATE ACTION?

Think Progress

Will Canada’s New Prime Minister Turn His Campaign Promises Into Climate Action? BY KATIE VALENTINE  OCT 20, 2015 2:22PM CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK Liberal...


THE SHOPS AT MERCHANTS WALK BRING INNOVATIVE AND SLEEK ENERGY SAVING DESIGN TO MEMORIAL PARKWAY

WHNT19 News

The Shops at Merchants Walk bring innovative and sleek energy saving design to Memorial Parkway UGE turbines spin at the center of a $50 million project at the...


INVESTING IN DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

Green Chip Stocks

Investing in Distributed Generation I was going to send this to you tomorrow, but I like where the stock is trading right now.  So here you go ... Investing in...


THE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY REVOLUTION

Green Is Good Radio

UGE on Green Is Good Radio Listen to UGE's Ryan Gilchrist talk about The Distributed Energy Revolution on the Green Is Good Radio Show.  Listen here. ...


UGE, BLUE SKY COLLABORATE ON CHINA ROOFTOP PPA PACKAGE

pv Magazine

UGE, Blue Sky collaborate on China rooftop PPA package Renewable energy firm UGE teams with energy financer Blue Sky Energy Efficiency and real estate service firm JLL...


TORONTO’S UGE TEAMS UP WITH SAMSUNG TO CHALLENGE TESLA IN ENERGY STORAGE

CanTech Letter

Toronto’s UGE teams up with Samsung to challenge Tesla in energy storage     A Toronto-based energy storage company is partnering with Samsung to take on the...


UGE ONDEMAND

North American Clean Energy

UGE onDEMAND UGE is excited to launch UGE onDEMAND, their complete energy storage solution powered by Samsung’s leading battery technology. By combining their...


THE BENEFITS OF ON-SITE ENERGY GENERATION

Energy Manager Today

The Benefits of On-Site Energy Generation - September 8, 2015 - By Carl Weinschenk Gab Barbaro, the Managing Director of British Gas Business, makes the...


UNDERSTANDING THE REVOLUTION IN ENERGY STORAGE

Building Operating Management

Understanding the Revolution in Energy Storage  By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor September 2015Facility managers are no strangers to the concept of energy...


STORAGE AND INVERTERS: SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATING WITH SOLAR

Solar Power World

Storage and inverters: seamlessly integrating with solar   The way we produce and consume energy is changing rapidly. With the price of solar panels declining by...


CHINA'S SOLAR POWER BOOM

EMIA

China's Solar Power Boom Solar power, once perceived as a luxury that only developed nations could afford, is becoming a viable energy source for a broader set of...


IS THIS THE GREENEST SUPERMARKET IN THE WORLD?

CNBC

Is this the greenest supermarket in the world? While detractors see them as eyesores, supporters of wind turbines see them as a clean, sustainable and crucial part of...


SOLAR SUCCESS

The Next Million

Solar success Nick Blitterswyk made a big bet on wind power, but soon noticed that his industry was shrinking. That’s when he started selling solar. Successful...


Could the First Major Solar PPA Offering in China Drive Even Faster Market Growth?

Green Tech Media

Could the First Major Solar PPA Offering in China Drive Even Faster Market Growth? Adoption of UGE International’s PPA model could provide an extra boost to China’s...


CENTRAL AMERICAN RETAIL CHAIN INVESTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Engerati

Central America’s commercial and industrial sector gets a US$4 million boost in its renewable energy development. A leading retail chain in Central America has chosen...


TO SAVE OUR CITIES, WE MAY NEED TO TURN THEM INTO POWER PLANTS

Motherboard

To Save Our Cities, We May Need to Turn them Into Power Plants Solar could run the entire Golden State, and it wouldn't take tearing up any wild lands to do it: We...


UGE TO PROVIDE SOLAR SOLUTIONS FOR MAJOR RETAIL FIRM IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Greentech Lead

UGE to Provide Solar Solutions for Major Retail Firm in Central AmericaUrban Green Energy (UGE) International is partnering with OTEPI Renewables to design and...


HOW ISLAND NATIONS CAN LEAD THE RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION

How island nations can lead the renewable energy revolution

On Thursday, the third international UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, held on Samoa in the Central South Pacific, came to a...


THE EIFFEL TOWER JUST BECAME A LITTLE MORE GREEN. HERE ARE 8 OTHER LANDMARKS THAT DID IT FIRST

Huffington Post

The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower...


THE EIFFEL TOWER GETS A GREEN UPGRADE

The Smithsonian

The Eiffel Tower Gets a Green Upgrade Since it first opened in March 1889, the Eiffel Tower has been an icon of innovation, from its creation as part of the ...


EIFFEL TOWER GETS A TRANSPARENT FLOOR UPGRADE

PSFK

Eiffel Tower Gets a Transparent Floor Upgrade. The Eiffel Tower is arguably one of the most recognized monuments in the world and now, after receiving its 250...


SMALL PARTICULATE DUST CLEANING

Small Particulate Dust Cleaning

Potential customers in urban Chinese markets have given resistance to purchasing solar panels...


UGE: RISE NYC FINALIST

UGE: RISE NYC Finalist

Exciting news: UGE is a finalist in RISE: NYC, a competition created by the  NYC Economic Development Corporation in the wake of...


3 VALUES IN COMMERCIAL ENERGY SECURITY

3 Values in Commercial Energy Security

For enterprises like banks, restaurants, supermarkets, resorts, and athletic arenas that rely on a continuous and reliable stream of energy...


WORK GLOBALLY, PARTNER LOCALLY: SCALING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE PHILIPPINES AND BEYOND

Eco-Business

Work globally, partner locally: Scaling renewable energy in the Philippines and beyond What do the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have in common when it...


PHILIPPINES HOSPITAL REDUCES ENERGY BILL BY 20%

Engerati

Philippines Hospital Reduces Energy Bill By 20% A Philippines hospital is receiving cheaper energy from its new hybrid renewable energy system. Escalating energy prices...


US ENERGY: OFF THE GRID

The Financial Times

US Energy: Off the grid. At 255-257 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan, there is only a discreet bronze plaque to honour one of the world’s most historic sites: the...


RENEWABLES ON THE RISE

Renewables on the Rise

Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. At...


DIMMING DOWN FOR DAYLIGHT HOUR

Dimming Down for Daylight Hour

Want to help make a positive impact on the city you live in? Then join Green Light NY, Urban Green Energy, and several other organizations...


4 REASONS WHY SEYCHELLES RESORTS SHOULD GO RENEWABLE

4 Reasons Why Seychelles Resorts Should Go Renewable

Situated right off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles has become a hugely popular tourist destination. The location and superb climate...


OPEN LETTER TO THE US DOE

Open Letter to the US DOE

Scott Van Pelt Urban Green Energy 330 W. 38th Street, Suite 1103 New York, NY 10018 USA March 18, 2014 Mark Higgins U.S. Department of...


CLEANTECH TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2015

Yahoo News

Cleantech trends to watch in 2015 Ready or not, renewable energy is about to hit the mainstream. 2014 was a comeback year for cleantech, and 2015 is poised to be much...


DISTRIBUTED GENERATION: THREE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2015

Energy Digital

Distributed Generation: Three Trends to Watch in 2015 Distributed renewable energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, and working in such a nimble...


10 REASONS WHY RENEWABLES WILL BE (H)UGE IN SOUTH FLORIDA

10 Reasons Why Renewables will be (H)UGE in South Florida

10. It's the Sunshine State Orange groves, beautiful Miami beaches, and a bevy of sun. Optimal solar conditions. 9. FORE! Florida is home...


BENEFITS OF SOLAR PPAS FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

Benefits of Solar PPAs for Commercial Customers

For many business owners, installing a solar powered energy solution is a very attractive idea, but a challenging feat due to the cost of...


TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE!

Tis the season to give!

Did you know that 22% of NY children, and about 1.4 million people living in NYC are food insecure, meaning they don't have consistent...


SNEAK PEAK: TOP 7 PICTURES (AND A VIDEO!) FROM UGE ENTERPRISE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS AT WHOLE FOODS GOWANUS BROOKLYN

Sneak Peak: Top 7 pictures (and a video!) from UGE Enterprise Renewable Energy Solutions at Whole Foods Gowanus Brooklyn

The UGE team had a sneak peak at the opening of the new Whole Foods Market in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  The official opening is tomorrow, so...


RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET IN SINGAPORE

Renewable Energy Market in Singapore

According to a white paper released by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), Singapore’s renewable energy market can make...


DATA CENTER GO GREEN

Data Center Go Green

Data centers came about from the need of Internet companies to gain fast Internet connectivity and nonstop operation. It is a facility...


A SETBACK FOR SOLARWORLD AND A TRADE CASE WIN FOR CHINESE SOLAR MANUFACTURERS

Greentech Media

A Setback for SolarWorld and a Trade Case Win for Chinese Solar Manufacturers On Saturday morning, in a preliminary review of Chinese solar panel imports from May 2012...


A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS IS PUSHING FOR DISTRIBUTED WIND - HERE'S WHY IT MATTERS

JBS News

A Bipartisan Group Of Senators Is Pushing For Distributed Wind - Here's Why It Matters. A group of Senators recently urged the US Department of Energy to continue...


SOLAR TARIFFS ARE THROTTLING AMERICA'S BIGGEST JOB CREATION MACHINE

Clean Techies

Solar Tariffs are Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation MachineThe U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules...


UGE'S CEO: PREPARE FOR POST-INCENTIVE 'CLEANTECH 2.0'

Forbes

UGE's CEO: Prepare For Post-Incentive 'Cleantech 2.0' If you drive Route 95 south of Philadelphia, you will pass by Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles Stadium. If you...


NEW TARIFFS ON CHINESE SOLAR PANEL MAKERS SPLIT THE US SOLAR INDUSTRY

Greentech Media

New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panel Makers Split the US Solar Industry. The Department of Commerce slapped high tariffs on solar products from China and Taiwan...


THE RAPID RISE OF GREEN BONDS

Global Issues

The Rapid Rise of Green Bonds LIMA, Dic 10 (IPS)  - Most countries joining the growing list of nations pursuing clean geothermal power have been confronted with a...


TAKING THE LEAD ON GREEN ENERGY

World Press

Taking the Lead on Green Energy In order to achieve its ambitions aims for renewable energy, China arguably needs private individuals to take the lead, as they’ve done...


THE SOLARCITY APP IS FULL OF POTENTIAL, BUT WILL THEIR STRATEGY WORK?

Energy Digital

The SolarCity App is Full of Potential, But Will Their Strategy Work? Big news came from the SolarCity camp today as it announced the launch of its app, MySolarCity....


“ISLANDING” ON ISLANDS: MICROGRIDS SET TO BRING AFFORDABLE POWER TO REMOTE LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

CleanTechnica

“Islanding” On Islands: Microgrids Set To Bring Affordable Power To Remote Locations Worldwide With over 1.3 billion people still without electricity and many more...


WINTER IS COMING! FIVE WAYS THE CHANGING SEASONS IMPACT RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable Energy World

Winter Is Coming! Five Ways the Changing Seasons Impact Renewable Energy. In many parts of the northern hemisphere, the leaves are falling, temperatures are...


WELLNESS - DECIDE HOY POR UN MEJOR MAÑANA

Everde

Wellness - Decide Hoy por un Mejor MañanaLa empresa Chilena “Decide Hoy por un Mejor Mañana” esta introduciendo en nuestro país novedosas turbinas eólicas a...


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Earth Institute Blog

Lessons from Germany: How Can the U.S. Succeed at its Own Energiewende?  Germany has put itself on the world map in the past decade as an early adopter of energy...


TAKING THE RISK OUT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

Developing Telecoms

Taking the risk out of renewable energyRenewable energy solutions are often considered a white elephant by telecoms companies, but this perception has been...


PHILIPPINES AIM TO SAVE US$20 BILLION ANNUALLY USING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY

Engerati

Philippines Aim To Save US$20 billion Annually Using Distributed Energy The Philippines is struggling to cope with insufficient power supplies, as well as...


MICROGRIDS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Tech Republic

Microgrids: 5 things to knowThe United States has more electrical grid blackouts than any other developed nation. According to the Department of Energy,...


SOLAR EMERGING AS ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT FOR RETIREMENT

Eco-Business

Solar emerging as attractive investment for retirement Private investors looking for sources of retirement income may now find investing in solar panels more lucrative...


TAKING THE RISK OUT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

Developing Telecoms

Taking the risk out of renewable energyRenewable energy solutions are often considered a white elephant by telecoms companies, but this perception has been...


MOBILE PHONES WILL SEE MICROGRIDS GROW

Engerati

Mobile Phones Will See Microgrids Grow New York firm Urban Green Energy (UGE) sees great potential in the combination of small wind turbines with solar, storage and...


UGE, ORION FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO RAMP UP SOLAR ENERGY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Solar Server

UGE, Orion form strategic partnership to ramp up solar energy in the PhilippinesDemonstrating momentum in the Philippines renewable energy market, UGE and Orion...


RAMPING UP SOLAR IN THE PHILLIPINES

Solar Novus Today

Ramping Up Solar in the Phillipines Urban Green Energy (UGE) and Orion Group International Inc. have formed a strategic partnership to ramp up solar...


URBAN GREEN ENERGY AND OTEPI PARTNER TO GROW PANAMA’S SOLAR MARKET

Solar News

Urban Green Energy and OTEPI Partner To Grow Panama’s Solar MarketUrban Green Energy (UGE) says it has formed a strategic partnership with OTEPI Renewables in an...


BOOST COMMERCIAL PV IN PANAMA WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP

PV Tech

Boost Commercial PV in Panama with New PartnershipRenewable energy solutions company, Urban Green Energy (UGE), and energy infrastructure investment and...


URBAN GREEN ENERGY AND OTEPI PARTNER TO GROW PANAMA'S SOLAR MARKET

Solar Industry Magazine

Urban Green Energy and OTEPI Partner to Grow Panama's Solar MarketUrban Green Energy (UGE) says it has formed a strategic partnership with OTEPI ...


HOW CELL PHONES ARE DRIVING REMOTE MICROGRID GROWTH: UGE'S STORY

Microgrid Knowledge

How Cell Phones are Driving Remote Microgrid Growth: UGE's Story A funny thing happened to Urban Green Energy (UGE) on the way to becoming a small wind turbine...


WORLD TOURISM DAY - TAKING THE LONG TERM VIEW

Hotel Owner

World Tourism Day - Taking the Long Term View With resorts and hotels all over the world going green, there is a mass desire to protect local environments, while also...


FINANCING IS CRUCIAL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPANSION IN THE PHILIPPINES

Eco-Business

Financing is Crucial for Renewable Energy Expansion in the Philippines Businesses in the Philippines face some of the highest grid-tied energy costs in Asia, yet these...


DROPBOX GOES SOLAR AT NEW SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE

PV Solar Report

Dropbox Goes Solar at New San Francisco OfficeKilroy Realty, which leases the building to Dropbox, has selected renewable energy provider UGE (TSX...


SOLAR SYSTEM WILL POWER NEW DROPBOX OFFICE

Triple Pundit

Solar System Will Power New Dropbox Office “On-site renewable energy will power a sustainable future for Dropbox — a visible step forward for an innovative company...


MIDDLE EAST TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATORS TURN TO MICROGRIDS FOR RELIABLE POWER

Engerati

Middle East Telecommunication Operators Turn to Microgrids for Reliable Power The telecoms site operators will utilize UGE's expertise and equipment to enhance the...


HOW ISLAND NATIONS CAN LEAD THE RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION

Blue & Green Tomorrow

How Island Nations Can Lead the Renewable Energy Revolution  In New Caledonia, UGE designed a microgrid solution for a telecom tower in a very remote location that...


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Solar Industry Mag

UGE To Build Rooftop System For Dropbox In San Francisco Urban Green Energy (UGE) has been selected by Kilroy Realty to design and supply a 25.2 kW solar energy...


DROPBOX GOES SOLAR

Solar Power World

Dropbox Goes Solar “On-site renewable energy will power a sustainable future forDropbox, a visible step forward for an innovative company located in the heart of the...


URBAN GREEN ENERGY CHOSEN AS SOLAR DEVELOPER FOR DROPBOX

Solar Novus Today

Urban Green Energy Chosen as Solar Developer for DropboxUrban Green Energy (UGE), a leader in renewable energy solutions for global enterprise customers, has...


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Renewable Energy World

Big Companies, Big Renewable Investments The world’s largest enterprises are realizing the benefits of renewable energy, motivating many top-tier companies to set up...


HELPING THE WORLD KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

The Manila Times

Helping the world keep the lights on They are part of a committed team of individuals working together towards one goal: To make the world a better place by providing...


YOUR HOTEL IS ENERGY EFFICIENT. NOW WHAT?

Green Lodging News

Your Hotel is Energy Efficient. Now What? Operating around the clock, whether there are only two guests or 200, hotels consume tremendous amounts of energy. For a full...


MAKING NEW YORK CITY MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

FOX 5 NY

Making New York City More Energy Efficient NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other...


SHUTDOWN HITS HARD ON EPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Shutdown hits hard on EPA and the environment

It’s the second week since the federal government has been shut down, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) takes one of the...


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Solar Industry Magazine

Grid-Tied Solar Project In Turks & Caicos A Testbed For Caribbean Renewables Turks and Caicos-based Fortis TCI Ltd., owner of the islands' electric utility,...


TALKING POINT: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ISLAND HOTELS

Green Hotelier

Talking Point: Renewable Energy for Island Hotels Welcome to our Talking Point theme for June which is tied to UN World Environment Day on June 5th, and considers...


URBAN GREEN ENERGY: DAVID DROZ'S 2014 TRENDS

Developing Telecoms

Urban Green Energy: David Droz's 2014 Trends Scale. It’s the eternal new years resolution, and I’m not talking about losing weight. To scale is to take the best of what...


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Clean Technica

Whole Foods In Brooklyn Is *Jacked Up* On Cleantech A new Whole Foods Market store in Brooklyn is totally jacked up on cleantech, as well as other cool stuff. It...


BROOKLYN WHOLE FOODS WOWS WITH SOLAR, WIND, EV CHARGERS, GREENHOUSE AND MORE

Ecowatch

Brooklyn Whole Foods Wows With Solar, Wind, EV Chargers, Greenhouse and More The outside of the newly opened Whole Foods on Brooklyn, NY’s Gowanus Canal contains more...


WHOLE FOODS DOES BROOKLYN IN ULTRA-GREEN STYLE

Earth Techling

Whole Foods Does Brooklyn In Ultra-Green Style Whole Foods has come to Brooklyn in triumphant, sustainable style. Depending on how you view things, this represents...


GOWANUS WHOLE FOODS OPENS WITH SUPER-GREEN PARKING LOT POWERED BY URBAN GREEN ENERGY

Inhabitat

Gowanus Whole Foods Opens with Super-Green Parking Lot Powered by Urban Green Energy Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Gowanus Whole Foods finally opened its doors...


GOWANUS WHOLE FOODS OPENS ON THIRD AND 3RD

Park Slope Stoop

Gowanus Whole Foods Opens On Third And 3rd “I still dream of Gowanus one day becoming the mini Venice of Brooklyn, but with Whole Foods, we can well become a mini mecca...


NEW BROOKLYN WHOLE FOODS IS ECO-FRIENDLY HEAVEN

New York Post

New Brooklyn Whole Foods is eco-friendly heaven It won’t have the coolest — or cleanest — of next-door neighbors, but the trendy Whole Foods Market opening Tuesday in...


HUNGRY, HUNGRY HIPSTERS: BROOKLYN'S FIRST EVER WHOLE FOODS OPENS IN GOWANUS

The New York Observer

Hungry, Hungry Hipsters: Brooklyn's First Ever Whole Foods Opens in Gowanus Early this morning, The Observer braved the snow and the hordes of hungry hipsters to attend...


5 REASONS TO CHECK OUT WHOLE FOODS GOWANUS

Zagat

5 Reasons to Check Out Whole Foods Gowanus Almost a decade after it was first announced, Whole Foods Gowanus is finally here. It has been a long saga, filled with...


TELECOMS AWARDS 2013: BEST PROJECT FINANCE

World Finance

Telecoms Awards 2013: Best Project Finance UGE Telecoms won the award for Best Project Finance- North America at World Finance's 2013 Telecom Awards. See the full list...


NFL'S EAGLES LEAD DIVISION FROM GRIDIRON TO POWER GRID

Bloomberg

NFL's Eagles Lead Division From Gridiron to Power Grid If the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, who wear green, added any more wind or solar power to their stadium, the...


ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTS INSTALLED IN CHINOOK WINDS

Airdrieecho

Energy efficient lights installed in Chinook Winds Chinook Winds Park got a little brighter on Oct. 6, as the remaining solar and wind-powered lights were installed. “...


A GROWING DEMAND FOR LEED

A Growing Demand for LEED

By the year 2013, China will become the third largest market for LEED in the world with United States and Europe being the first and second...


WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

World Environment Day

This Wednesday, June 5, is World Environment Day (WED). This year's WED theme is Think, Eat, Save, which aims to...


THE GREEN MISSION

The Green Mission

The current trend for energy is that renewable energy prices are going down and fossil fuel is going up and it’s looking like the cleaner...


HYBRID RENEWABLES MANUFACTURER MAKES ROADS IN LATIN AMERICA

BN Americas

Hybrid renewables manufacturer makes roads in Latin AmericaDistributed renewable energy solutions offer cost savings given that they do not need to be connected...


FORT LAUDERDALE'S NEW CAR CHARGING STATIONS MAY BLOW YOU AWAY

Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale's new car charging stations may blow you away The city is hoping you'll get a charge out of its latest effort to go green. By the end of the year,...


SIX GREEN PRODUCTS TO BRING YOUR PROJECT POSITIVE ENERGY

Architects' Newspaper

Six Green Products to Bring Your Project Positive Energy At just six feet in height, the Eddy wind turbine features a dual axis design that evenly distributes...


LOOKING AWAY FROM THE GRID TO POWER FUTURE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

PSKF

Looking Away from the Grid to Power Future Lighting Solutions A drawback to traditional grid-based lighting is that it’s expensive, requires extensive infrastructure,...


URBAN GREEN ENERGY TARGETS TELECOMS ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH $20 MILLION FUND

Renewable Energy World

Urban Green Energy targets telecoms energy infrastructure with $20 million fundUrban Green Energy (UGE), based out of New York City, has raised a $20 million...


UGE CEO NICK BLITTERSWYK: TOP 10 YOUNG NEW YORK ENERGY LEADERS

Breaking Energy

UGE CEO Nick Blitterswyk: Top 10 Young New York Energy Leaders Many younger professionals working today have had a hard time in jumpstarting their careers. For all the...


CHANGING IDEAS THROUGH DIALOGUE

Changing ideas through dialogue

I recently surpassed three years of employment at UGE, which means I have had the pleasure of watching a lean, mean start-up turn into New...


WHAT EARTH DAY MEANS TO UGE

What Earth Day means to UGE

One of the first anti-pollution laws ever enacted was in 1272 in England, when Edward I, at the urging of several wealthy and powerful...


OLYMPIANS ENCOURAGE WHITE HOUSE TO GO GREEN

Olympians Encourage White House to Go Green

On April 9, 2013, 75 Winter Olympic medalists and other athletes sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to take steps toward...


FORGING INTO NEW MARKETS

Forging into New Markets

As an urban planner coming to UGE for an internship I was purely focused on learning how to incorporate VAWTs into existing built...


VIEWUGE, UGE'S ENERGY MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM, WINS PRESTIGIOUS M2M AWARD FROM CONNECTED WORLD

AltEnergyMag

ViewUGE, UGE's energy monitoring and control system, wins prestigious M2M award from Connected World UGE's monitoring and control platform for renewable energy systems...


BUILDING THE CAPACITY TO INCREASE NET ZERO CONSTRUCTION

Forbes

Building The Capacity To Increase Net Zero Construction The net zero building movement (where buildings produce as much or more energy than they consume) remains a...


CONNECTED WORLD MAGAZINE HONORS AWARD WINNERS AT ANNUAL GALA

Connected World Magazine

Connected World Magazine Honors Award Winners at Annual Gala Success and innovation often go hand in hand. On Wednesday evening, Connected World magazine...


MAKING GREEN ENERGY PROFITABLE: THE BOOM IN DISTRIBUTED RENEWABLE ENERGY

Forbes

Making Green Energy Profitable: The Boom In Distributed Renewable Energy The distributed renewable energy (DRE) industry has gone through significant changes in the last...


PERSONALITY PROFILES

New York Real Estate Journal

Personality Profiles See the Green Buildings Personality Profile on our CEO here. 


OFF-GRID STREET LIGHTING

Engineering

Off-Grid Street Lighting It costs a lot of money to build a road … even more if you want to add wires to power the streetlights from the grid. Urban Green Energy (UGE)...


NEW YORK STATE’S $1 BILLION GREEN BANK

New York State’s $1 Billion Green Bank

In his 2013 State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $1 billion Green Bank to spur a clean economy and improve...


CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR A RENEWABLE FUTURE

Clean Energy Solutions for a Renewable Future

As I watched President Obama brilliantly deliver his State of the Union address last night, I was proud to be in a country which has a...


DOES YOUR CELL PHONE RUN ON FOSSIL FUELS?

Does Your Cell Phone Run On Fossil Fuels?

How can an iPhone that fits in your pocket run on coal, or oil? The truth is, the energy that powers the telecoms network comes mostly from...


GOING GREEN IN THE NEW YEAR

Going Green in the New Year

Howdy! It has been a while since we last posted on our blog. UGE had a successful year last year in both terms of green product...


GREEN ENERGY NEEDS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

Green Energy Needs after Hurricane Sandy

It has been over a month now since Hurricane Sandy has struck our home of New York City (and the surrounding area) but the crisis is still...


STORMY WEATHER

Stormy Weather

On June 29th, a string of powerful thunderstorms rolled through the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.  To date, the death...


SUMMER OF SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 3 CHALLENGE - BRING LUNCH TO WORK USING ONLY REUSABLE COMPONENTS

Summer of Sustainability Week 3 Challenge - Bring Lunch to Work Using Only Reusable Components

Remember in grade school, when you left the house each day with a mom-packed lunch.  Remember the feeling, when the bell rang, of...


SUMMER OF SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2 CHALLENGE - AVOID ANY NEW PURCHASES (OTHER THAN FOOD)

Summer of Sustainability Week 2 Challenge - Avoid Any New Purchases (Other Than Food)

 Ours is truly a world of things.  One need only step into a Wal-Mart or other so-called big box store to see it.  Not so...


ENTERPRISE ARRIVES AT ITS NEW HUDSON HOME ABOARD THE USS INTREPID

Enterprise Arrives At Its New Hudson Home Aboard The USS Intrepid

Some UGE team members took a lunch break field trip to watch as the space shuttle Enterprise was loaded onto the USS Intrepid’s...


NEED A BAG? NO THANKS.

Need A Bag? No Thanks.

“Paper or plastic?”  The ubiquitous question rings out in grocery and retail lines across America...


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Our CEO and founder, Nick Blitterswyk, speaks at the University of Calgary after receiving the Graduate of the Last Decade award from the University’...


MONDAY, JUNE 4 IS THE START OF UGE'S SUMMER OF SUSTAINABILITY!

Monday, June 4 is the start of UGE's Summer of Sustainability!

Inspired by the No Impact Project, UGE is going sustainable this summer from today, June 4, through Labor Day weekend. Here is our...


UGE EARTH WEEK 2012 - DAY 5 (CONSERVE ENERGY)

UGE Earth Week 2012 - Day 5 (Conserve Energy)

Today's Fact The United States is responsible for almost 26% of the world's energy consumption, but makes up less than 5% of the world's...


UGE EARTH WEEK 2012 - DAY 4 (ONLY ONE BAG OF TRASH THE ENTIRE DAY)

UGE Earth Week 2012 - Day 4 (Only One Bag of Trash the Entire Day)

Today's fact The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's...


FUTURE ENERGY CONFERENCE NYC ON APRIL 11, 2012

Future Energy Conference NYC on April 11, 2012

Last Wednesday, David and I attended the Future Energy Conference at the NYU Stern School of Business. The event was attended by energy...


UGE EARTH WEEK 2012 - DAY 3 (NO PLASTIC BAG DAY)

UGE Earth Week 2012 - Day 3 (No Plastic Bag Day)

It's great to hear how easily the office is abiding by Earth Week plans! Yesterday, when employees went out for coffee, they took their...


UGE EARTH WEEK 2012 - DAY 2 (NO DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUP DAY)

UGE Earth Week 2012 - Day 2 (No Disposable Coffee Cup Day)

The first day of UGE Earth Week was quite successful with over 1/2 the office signing the Sustainability Pledge. Today, we take on the...


UGE EARTH WEEK 2012 - DAY 1 (UGE PLEDGE TO SUSTAINABILITY)

UGE Earth Week 2012 - Day 1 (UGE Pledge to Sustainability)

Today is the start of the first inaugural UGE Earth Week!   We're kicking off the start of our Earth Week festivities by encouraging...


GETTING READY FOR EARTH DAY WITH UGE EARTH WEEK 2012!

Getting ready for Earth Day with UGE Earth Week 2012!

In 9 days, it will be the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day!   Starting one week prior, UGE's Green Team is launching UGE Earth Week 2012...


UGE CEO NICK BLITTERSWYK ON FOX BUSINESS NEWS

Nick Blitterswyk, UGE’s founder and CEO, on Fox Business News to discuss our new fueling station for electric vehicles, developed with General...


EDDY DEBUTS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Good Morning America

Nick Blitterswyk, founder and CEO of UGE on Good Morning America, discussing the cost saving potential of the Eddy and EddyGT vertical axis wind...


INGREDIENT TO A SUCCESSFUL STARTUP

Ingredient to a Successful Startup

In late 2009, Google Wave was supposed to change the way people communicate. Although more people use public pay phones by now, it was a...


NYC EPICNESS

NYC Epicness

Growing up and living on Long Island my whole life, one would think that I know my way around the city. Nowadays, I am always asked where...


NEW ADVENTURES AT UGE

New Adventures at UGE

It has been a whirlwind few weeks, moving to New York and starting work here at Urban Green Energy. Beginning with a housing fiasco that...


CLIMATE CHANGE AND AN END TO CLIMATE SKEPTICISM

Climate Change and an End to Climate Skepticism

From time to time you read an article that reminds you of why we are doing what we are doing.  I felt the following article from The...


LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS DINNER

League of Conservation Voters Dinner

Last Thursday, the League of Conservation Voters held a successful fundraiser here in Manhattan, bringing together champions of sustainable...


LIFE OF A START-UP JUNKIE: DAY ONE

Life of a Start-up Junkie: Day One

abiogenesis - the primordial soup, the beginning, the point of conception, the study of how biological life arises from the inorganic...


CHINESE OVER LUNCH

Chinese Over Lunch

As you may or may not know, UGE is an amazingly multicultural organization. From our office locations in Beijing and New York City to our...


GO GREEN! SPORTS STADIUMS SAVE ENERGY

USA Today

Go Green! Sports stadiums save energy You could view a National Football League stadium as a hulk of concrete and steel, where video boards and bright lights eat up...


GREENBUILD 2011, TORONTO - A FIRST TIMER'S PERSPECTIVE

GREENBUILD 2011, Toronto - A First Timer's Perspective

Greenbuild was definitely one of the most impressive sustainable development events that I have ever attended. It was really exciting to...


INSTANT ICED COFFEE - UGE-STYLE (OR, ER, TAKA-STYLE)

Instant Iced Coffee - UGE-style (or, er, Taka-style)

This summer, jonesing for iced coffees, but too feeble to leave the office in the NYC summer heat, we invented the instant iced coffee....


UGE: LIVE ON SET!

UGE: Live on set!

Last week, a camera crew from Hawkes Media Group dropped by to do some filming at the UGE headquarters.  It was...


GYEONGSANG, KOREA AND URBAN GREEN ENERGY, NEW YORK (USA)

Gyeongsang, Korea and Urban Green Energy, New York (USA)

Koreans from Gyeongsang seem to love Urban Green Energy!  In early June, a government delegation of 17 from the Green Environment...


A TRIP TO VISIT THE EDDY AT THE DELTA IN BROOKLYN

A Trip to Visit the eddy at The Delta in Brooklyn

We left the cool air-conditioned building and travelled to Brooklyn to visit Urban Green Energy's eddy...


RENEWABLE ENERGY: TOP 5 TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2013

ASME

Renewable Energy: Top 5 Trends to Watch in 2013 The move toward newer forms of renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, has been one of fits and starts. First it...


THE CAR OF MY DREAMS: GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING PRIUS

The car of my dreams: Google's self-driving Prius

Google's new self-driving Prius is a new innovation in technology that would help me in my daily life considerably. Still recovering from...


WHAT A YEAR!

What a Year!

Wow, what a year! As 2010 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to think back on some of our amazing accomplishments in 2010. First,...


INTRODUCING THE TEAM

Introducing The Team

As an Engineering Intern, a lot of the working day revolves around working closely with the senior engineers in the UGE team. As a team...

07/15/2010 - 14:07


STODGINESS BE GONE

Stodginess Be Gone

One of the great things about working at UGE is the newness of the company. There are no legacy systems to contend with, and SOPs and...


INTRODUCTION TO UGE

Introduction to UGE

It is only halfway into my second week at UGE, and I already feel quite accomplished. In my pre-MBA life working in the corporate world...


INTRODUCTION TO THE USA

Introduction to the USA

After a long trip from Paris, I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Urban Green Energy’s New York headquarters on May 3, 2010. I...


UGE DREAMING

UGE Dreaming

Ever since the New Jersey, Brick turbine installation I've begun to have dreams about wind turbines every few nights. Nothing too...


SEAMLESSGRID: THE NEW LINE OF INTEGRATED HYBRID ELECTRONICS

North American Clean Energy

SeamlessGrid: The New Line of Integrated Hybrid Electronics Urban Green Energy (UGE), the leading global provider of distributed energy solutions, announced the launch...


2012 GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE AND GREEN ENTREPRENEUR NICK BLITTERSWYK REFLECTS ON A BIG YEAR

UCalgary

2012 Graduate of the Last Decade and green entrepreneur Nick Blitterswyk reflects on a big year Newly installed wind turbines turning atop the Philadelphia Eagles’...


NICK BLITTERSWYK – CEO OF UGE

Idea Mensch

Nick Blitterswyk – CEO of UGE Nick Blitterswyk grew up on Vancouver Island in western Canada where his parents were the caretakers of a nature reserve....


GREEN ELECTRIC ENERGY PARK OPENS AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY

PACE

Green electric energy park opens at Curtin University Curtin University has launched the Green Electric Energy Park (GEEP), a new laboratory showcasing $1.2 million of...


MAJOR CHANGE UNDERWAY AT THE LINC

Philadelphia Eagles

Major Change Underway At The Linc When fans enter Lincoln Financial Field for Sunday’s game against the Falcons, they may notice that the stadium will have a slightly...


FOOTPRINT PRODUCT PROFILE: UGE'S OFF-GRID STREET LAMPS

Architect's Journal

Footprint Product Profile: UGE's off-grid street lamps Urban Green Energy (UGE) this week announced the release of their Sanya Streetlamp series, a...


UGE EXPANDS ITS LEAD IN DISTRIBUTED ENERGY BY ANNOUNCING NEW, INNOVATIVE LINE OF OFF-GRID OUTDOOR LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

AllVoices

UGE Expands its Lead in Distributed Energy by Announcing New, Innovative Line of Off-Grid Outdoor Lighting Solutions...


FUELING STATIONS OF THE FUTURE HERE NOW

Clean Technica

Fueling Stations of the Future Here Now The 21st century’s just about sure to see the end of what, in terms of human evolution, has been aptly dubbed “The Fossil Fuel...


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Forbes

Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels Are Killing American Jobs This is a guest post written by Nick Blitterswyck, founder and CEO of Urban Green Energy, and Micah Steiger and...


WHY THE TARIFFS ON CHINESE SOLAR PANELS ARE BAD FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS

Renewable Energy World

Why the Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels are Bad for American Business Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Commerce sent a clear message to the American renewable...


GOING GREEN MAKES BUSINESS SENSE

LiveMint

Going green makes business sense The telecom industry has a huge potential to contribute to the reduction in greenhouse gases. Although the telecom tower market is...


CULTURE SPOTLIGHT: EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY AT UGE

CareerBliss

Culture Spotlight: Earth Day is Every Day at UGE Happy Earth Day (well, almost)! What better way to celebrate our precious Earth than to check out what it...