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Power to the People at Smart Cities NYC ’17

Look for BlocPower at the Smart Cities NYC’17 conference this week. Don’t miss our CEO, Donnel Baird, on the “Power to the People” panel in Duggal I at 3:30pm on Thursday, May 4. And make sure to stop by and say hi to us at the Urbantech NYC booth inside the Duggal Greenhouse (10-11am on Thursday, May 4 and 12-1pm on Friday, May 5).

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BlocPower Has a Solution for Heating Oil Fraud

Heating oil fraud has cost taxpayers millions of dollars in New York City over the years. Instead of delivering full orders, heating oil businesses have repeatedly been found to steal oil from their customers. On Thursday, April 27 at the New Lab Urban Tech Hub Launch, BlocPower will debut our solution to protect building owners from losing money on heating oil they never receive.

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Save Money, Save Water

For something so vital to our survival, most of us spend very little time thinking about our water –where it comes from, how it gets to us, what happens along the way, and how much we use are all important questions that we rarely ask. Did you know that if you live in New York City, your tap water travels more than 125 miles from upstate New York.

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Celebrating Earth Day at BlocPower

Here at BlocPower we celebrate the values and ideals embodied in the Earth Day movement. This week as we reflected on the importance of Earth Day, we spoke to NBC to share how we create more sustainable cities using technology and engineering innovations. Learn about you can get involved through our crowdfunding platform to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, building off of increasing awareness of air and water pollution in the United ...

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Philadelphia Energy Authority looks to BlocPower’s business model while leveraging $1 billion in energy efficiency investments

The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is leveraging $1 billion in public and private investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects over the next 10 years. The Philadelphia Energy Authority is looking to BlocPower’s business model and success in New York City to inform their strategy as they develop the Philadelphia Energy Campaign and aim to create 10,000 jobs and return $200 million in cost savings to the local economy. Hear BlocPower CEO, Donnel Baird, speak with Katie Colaneri on WHYY (Philadelphia Public Radio) about how ...

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Honored to have Donnel Baird on Crain’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017!

At BlocPower we are laser focused on developing tangible and accessible solutions to some of the most pressing clean energy and air quality challenges. And for most of us, this work is very personal.  Our co-founder and CEO, Donnel Baird, is honored to have our work recognized through Crain’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. Read about how growing up in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood helped give Donnel the inspiration to start BlocPower. “I’ve been thinking about these ideas for 15 years,” he said. ...

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