Andrew Liveris en Dow's solar shingles to hit U.S. to markets <p>Dow Chemical <a href="">first unveiled</a> its solar shingle two years ago, with plans for a limited release in mid-2010.</p><p>Now the company announced that the shingles will be available to some customers starting this month. The company says they&#39;re starting in the strongest markets for solar this month. The shingles will first be available in Colorado, and a &quot;rolling launch&quot; will occur in markets from California to the &quot;East Coast.&quot;</p><p>In a <a href="">press release</a>, Dow said the shingle &quot;protects the home like a standard roofing shingle while providing energy that saves the homeowner money&quot;:</p><blockquote><p>Dow can now serve the need of homeowners who want to go solar, but aren&rsquo;t willing to accept the complexity and sub-optimal aesthetics currently offered by bulky, rack-mounted systems.</p></blockquote><p><a href="">Booth Mid-Michigan</a> reports that Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris called Dow&#39;s solar shingle &quot;a game changer that will address an estimated $5 billion market by 2015.&quot;</p><p>From Booth Mid-Michigan:</p><blockquote><p>Dow hasn&#39;t reported a price for the shingles, but said the cost to homeowners will be set by the channel to market, and will depend on the size and configuration of the home and desired power generation. Dow officials said the cost of solar shingles can be thousands of dollars less than solar panels installed on top of a roof. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 20:18:14 +0000 Mark Brush 4439 at Dow's solar shingles to hit U.S. to markets Dow Chemical accidently pays CEO's personal bills <p><a href="">Dow Chemical </a>admitted this week that the company accidently paid more than $700,000&nbsp; worth of the company&rsquo;s CEO&rsquo;s personal expenses.&nbsp;</p><p>Midland-based Dow Chemical explained in a filing with federal regulators that &lsquo;shortcomings&rsquo; in the company&rsquo;s record keeping led to the company paying $719,000 in bills that CEO <a href="">Andrew Liveris</a> should have paid himself. The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission does not detail the expenses inadvertently charged to the company.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Liveris took home more than $21 million&nbsp;in compensation last year. A spokesman says he wrote a personal check to reimburse the company.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Liveris has been Dow&rsquo;s CEO since 2004. He&rsquo;s been the chairman of the board since 2006. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:08:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 1834 at Dow Chemical accidently pays CEO's personal bills Dow's partnership with the Nature Conservancy <p>Let's play word association. When I say "Dow Chemical," what's the first word that comes to mind?</p><p>It's probably not bunnies or birds, but with it's new partnership with the Nature Conservancy, officials at Dow say they'll begin to take bunnies and birds into consideration when they make business decisions.</p><p>Dow called the partnership a "breakthrough collaboration."</p><p>The company and its foundation will put up $10 million to fund the five-year project which will "provide strategic, science-based counsel and technical support to help answer questions about the value and benefits of natural areas on or near where Dow works – such as the benefits of a forest to ensuring clean water for towns and factories, and the role natural wetlands and reefs play in preventing damage from storms." Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:15:18 +0000 Mark Brush 994 at Dow's partnership with the Nature Conservancy Dow chief meets with President Obama and China's President Hu Jintao <p>The CEO of <a href="">Dow Chemical</a>, Andrew Liveris, met with President Obama and China's President Hu this afternoon along with leaders from 17 other businesses in the U.S. and China.</p><p>President Obama says he's stressing the importance of&nbsp; increasing exports to China and increasing investment in the United States, "both critical to supporting millions of American jobs."&nbsp;</p><p>President Obama and President Hu made statements to the press before their meeting. From the press pool report:</p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:58:32 +0000 Mark Brush 935 at Dow chief meets with President Obama and China's President Hu Jintao