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Social Media for Startups

One of the biggest challenges for a new or evolving company is developing a strong social media brand. What platforms should you use? What should you say? How do you make strong connections and build an audience? Honestly, tackling social media is a lot like your first day of college—you might feel lost at first, but the sooner you jump …

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Industry Spotlight
Jeff Eckel

Hannon Armstrong: Paving the Way for a Low-Carbon Economy?

Maryland-based Hannon Armstrong may be clearing the way toward a transition to a low-carbon economy through its equity raisings, REIT structure and asset-backed securitisations. The firm has been making waves with its Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI) REIT, launched April 2013. Michael Eckhart, global head of environmental finance at Citi, touts HASI’s IPO and other green offerings as “landmark deals.” While enjoying …

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Ocean Vodka

When Life Hands You Salt Water, Make Vodka

Any business that incorporates sustainable practices gets a gold star in our book. But a solar powered vodka distillery using organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water? Bring out the gold medal, because that sounds like a winning combination to us. Hawaii-based Ocean Vodka is the mastermind behind this dazzling business, and given its innate intrigue, we caught up …

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Recent Industry News

Is the Time Nigh for Energy Stocks?

With the continual plummet of oil prices, many energy companies have been along for the downward ride. This leaves many investors wondering if it’s time to jump ship or try to hold out for a rebound. While consumers have been gleefully filling up their cars with gas prices below $2/gallon, the S&P Energy Index has not been rejoicing after losing …

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Green Investing Tree

8 Energy Stocks You Should Consider

With tumbling oil prices, many investors are fleeing energy stocks all together. And while oil’s downward spiral may take down many other energy related stocks with it, especially oil and gas producers, this carnage also creates opportunity if you know where to look. Occidental Petroleum (OXY)-this oil and gas producer has one of the lowest cost structures in the industry, …

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Renewable Energy Becomes Scotland’s Top Power Source

Scotland officials are happy to announce that renewable energy claimed the top spot in the country’s energy production for the first six months of 2014, beating out coal, nuclear and gas. In total, wind, hydro and other renewables provided 10.4 terawatt hours of power. This analysis was compiled by comparing data from Energy Trends from the Department of Energy and …

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Green Consumer Tips
Conserve Socket

Vampire Devices, Meet Your Wooden Stake

OK, let’s be honest here–how many of you actually run around and unplug all the devices you aren’t using? You can wipe off that sheepish grin, because we’ve got some good news. We all know that many devices still suck up power, thus driving up your electric bill, even when you aren’t using them. We lovingly call these “vampire devices.” …

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SunStar Strategic: PR for Renewable Energy