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  • 02/11/2015 - 18:55


    Hotel properties operate 24/7, with energy costs averaging 4-10% of total revenue.
    That means there’s a lot to gain when a hotel produces on-site wind and solar energy, which can drastically knock down bills and reduce use of expensive carbon-emitting fuels.


  • 12/03/2014 - 15:05

    With over 1.3 billion people still without electricity and many more lacking access to reliable power, expanding access to energy remains crucial. Overwhelmingly, remote islands have relied on expensive and “dirty” fossil fuels for their energy. While this technology has helped in bringing electricity to millions, it is failing to meet the demands of consumers who require cheaper, cleaner energy, in more remote locations.

  • 09/05/2014 - 16:51

    On Thursday, the third international UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, held on Samoa in the Central South Pacific, came to a close. The overarching theme for this year’s conference was “the sustainable development of small island developing states (SIDS) through genuine and durable partnerships“.

  • 07/29/2014 - 15:06

               Potential customers in urban Chinese markets have given resistance to purchasing solar panels due to the perceived negative effect of excessive PM 2.5 and PM 10.0 dust particles in the air and accumulation of these particles on the solar panel. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the negative effects of small dust particles, such as PM 2.5, on solar panels.

  • 07/17/2014 - 17:57

    Exciting news: UGE is a finalist in RISE: NYC, a competition created by the  NYC Economic Development Corporation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to identify and deploy creative new technologies and solutions for New York City. UGE and other finalists are eligible for up to $30 Million in funds to help NYC businesses become more resilient to the impacts of future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change.

  • 07/07/2014 - 15:24

    For enterprises like banks, restaurants, supermarkets, resorts, and athletic arenas that rely on a continuous and reliable stream of energy, blackouts prove extremely problematic. When the source of electricity is not sound due to lack of sufficient infrastructure, natural disaster, or high demand, companies face substantial loss in revenue. Not only is inadequate lighting dangerous, it also prevents any business transactions from occurring.

  • 07/01/2014 - 14:31

    Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. At a time when 1.2 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, when 2.8 billion people do not have clean and safe cooking facilities, and when a shift to sustainable energy use is imperative to protect the Earth’s climate, no less than a worldwide effort is required to achieve sustainable energy for all.

  • 06/20/2014 - 14:56

    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 and groups in reducing New York City’s electricity usage by switching off lights in our offices and homes from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT) on Friday, June 20, 2014! 

  • 06/18/2014 - 16:32

     Situated right off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles has become a hugely popular tourist destination. The location and superb climate conditions are ideal for vacationing, but also for wind and solar energy. 

  • 03/19/2014 - 15:22

    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 Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue SW.

    Washington DC 20585


    Mr. Higgins,