The ego has left the building

Jigar Shah has stepped down from his role as CEO at greentech think tank Carbon War Room. José María Figueres Olsen, the former president of Costa Rica, is now the President of Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, which looks to accelerate profitable climate-change solutions.


The other ego has left the building

Kevin Surace, the man who since 2008 has led Serious on an ever-changing set of business strategies -- green building materials, energy efficiency software, project financing -- is no longer CEO. He lost the job in February, and is now listed as chairman and co-founder, while Marc Porat, co-founder of Serious and a handful of other Silicon Valley green startups, has taken the helm.


From today's Term Sheet by Dan Primack

Brian Walsh has stepped down as a principal with energy-focused VC firm Nth Power, in order to join Nth Power portfolio company Tempronics as a vice president. He’s the second Nth Power principal to leave in recent months (Matt Price departed last October).


Babcock & Wilcox

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) has appointed E. James (Jim) Ferland as President and CEO of the 150-year-old energy engineering firm with conventional, nuclear, and renewable energy divisions. Ferland was most recently the President of the Americas division at Westinghouse Electric Company. 

Liquid-filled LED bulbs replace incandescents

Switch Lighting, funded by VantagePoint Capital, builds LED bulbs and just added five people to its executive ranks, including new CFO Daniel Macsherry and new EVP of Business Development Bill Lenihan. 


Electric Vehicles for Police Forces

T3 Motion (NYSE AMEX:TTTM), a very small-cap builder of specialty electric vehicles for police and law enforcement fleets, appointed Rod Keller, Jr. as CEO.