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Early Tesla Motors Investors Raise $400 Million Impact VC Fund

The Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2015

By YULIYA CHERNOVA: Two early investors in Tesla Motors Inc.TSLA +1.86% teamed up and raised a $400 mil­lion ven­ture cap­i­tal fund to back star­tups that have a pos­i­tive social or envi­ron­men­tal impact, Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Dis­patch has learned. Nancy Pfund and Ira Ehren­preis are head­lin­ing the fund, which is part of San Fran­cisco ven­ture firm DBL Part­ners. “Who cares about sus­tain­abil­ity …
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Mayiet Releases Resort 2016 Collection

www.style.com
By Maya Singer
June 9, 2015

For the women who have cham­pi­oned Maiyet on prin­ci­ple, today was a ban­ner day. Declan Kear­ney, the label’s new cre­ative direc­tor, has made it pos­si­ble to endorse this eth­i­cal brand in prac­tice, i.e., by wear­ing it. Until his appoint­ment ear­lier this year, Kear­ney was the design direc­tor at Alexan­der Wang, and he brought that street­wise sen­si­bil­ity to bear on his …
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Governor Cuomo Congratulates Solar City Project on Receiving National Award

New York State Governor's Press Office
June 2, 2015

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June 2, 2015 — New York State Governor’s Press Office: Lead­ing National Trade Pub­li­ca­tion Declares Buf­falo Billion-​​​​Funded Project as 2014 Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Project of the Year Gov­er­nor Andrew M. Cuomo today …
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Press Releases

PowerGenix Nickel-​​Zinc Battery Passes Critical Testing for 12V Automotive Use

Market Wired
June 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired — Jun 2, 2015) - Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Tech­nolo­gies Dres­den (IAD) Val­i­dates Ben­e­fits of NiZn Bat­tery Tech­nol­ogy for Stop-​​​​Start and Aux­il­iary EV Appli­ca­tions — Pow­er­Genix, the lead­ing sup­plier of high per­for­mance, auto­mo­tive Nickel-​​​​Zinc (NiZn) bat­ter­ies, today announced it has com­pleted a com­pre­hen­sive prod­uct eval­u­a­tion test plan with Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Mecha­tron­ics GmbH (IAM), a part of the Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Tech­nolo­gies …
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OPX Bio Wins $2M DOE EERE Grant

February 20, 2015

Energy Depart­ment Announces $10 Mil­lion to Develop Inno­v­a­tive Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Feb­ru­ary 20, 2015 — 1:23pm The Energy Department’s Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Office (BETO) announces the selec­tion of seven projects across the coun­try to receive up to $10 mil­lion to sup­port inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions to help advance bioen­ergy devel­op­ment.  These projects will sup­port BETO’s work to develop renew­able and cost-​​​​competitive bio­fu­els …
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Business Conservation Coalition Hails Designation of Three New National Monuments

February 20, 2015

Busi­ness Con­ser­va­tion Coali­tion Hails Des­ig­na­tion of Three New National Mon­u­ments   Wash­ing­ton, D.C. – The Con­ser­va­tion for Eco­nomic Growth Coali­tion, a new advo­cacy group made up of high-​​​​profile CEOs and investors today con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent Obama on the upcom­ing des­ig­na­tion of three new national mon­u­ments at Browns Canyon in Col­orado, Hon­ouli­uli in Hawaii, and the Pull­man his­toric site in Illi­nois.   …
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