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Member Spotlight

WeSpire Celebrates Growth & Boston’s Entrepreneurial Network

In commemoration of Earth Week I was honored to attend a private party hosted by NECEC member company, WeSpire (formerly known as Practically Green) to celebrate its recent re-brand and progress over the past few years with team members, their families and close friends, as well as investors, advisers, and community supporters. WeSpire CEO Susan...

OPOWER Completes Initial Public Offering

In a sign that saving energy is a good investment opportunity, we are excited to congratulate one of our new members Opower, on its initial public offering. On Friday April 4, Opower, which provides Software as a Service platform for utilities and their customers, completed its IPO with a strong debut on the New York...

NECEC Members Named Most Innovative in the World

We always say that our member companies are among the most innovative companies in the world. And now FastCompany, the business and innovation magazine, confirms it. FastCompany released its annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies this week and two NECEC Members made the cut. Boston-based XLHybrids, which makes a hybrid conversion technology designed...

Member Spotlight: Nuvera Fuel Cells

The California Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) regulation, established by the California Air Resources Board in 1990, aims ultimately to reduce the carbon emissions of on-road vehicles to near-zero. Following a waiver granted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2012, all the New England states (with the exception of New Hampshire) elected to adopt California’s stricter emissions...
Member Spotlight: eNow

Member Spotlight: eNow

Volatile fuel prices have plagued North America since the early 1990s. As costs continue to rise and federal regulation of vehicle emissions becomes more strict, automakers, fleet owners, trucking companies and others must adapt. Rhode Island-based NECEC member company eNow helps the transportation industry meet this challenge. Using innovative, solar powered systems, eNow’s technology addresses...
Member Spotlight - Metabolix

Member Spotlight – Metabolix

The global demand for plastics is increasing 3-5% annually, with exponentially higher demand in developing countries. But what happens to plastic products after they are used? Even recycling results in waste that needs to end up somewhere. Metabolix addresses these challenges with the manufacturing and production of innovative, biobased, compostable and biodegradable plastic products. Founded...

Member Spotlight – 1366 Technologies

The opening of 1366 Technologies’ new manufacturing facility in Bedford, Massachusetts last week represents a major milestone for the silicon solar cell manufacturer. The 42,000 square foot, $6 million manufacturing and research complex was financed entirely by private investors. 1366 Technologies has plans to employ 100 workers at the plant, adding to its current staff of...
Member Spotlight: GreenerU

Member Spotlight: GreenerU

GreenerU is the second company to be featured in our new Member Spotlight. GreenerU works with colleges and universities in achieving their sustainability and energy goals. The company was founded in 2009 by CEO Rob Pratt, one of the founders of the New England Clean Energy Council. He was joined by David Adamian, VP for...
New Member Spotlight: Resolute Marine Energy

New Member Spotlight: Resolute Marine Energy

New England Clean Energy Council has just begun a new Member Spotlight project, where we will regularly feature a Member company and its experiences on our blog. We are kicking things off with Resolute Marine Energy, a startup developing the world’s first wave-driven desalination system. Resolute uses wave-powered technology to desalinate seawater, providing potable fresh...