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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

October 2

Residents sue to stop Amazon wind farm

Residents want to block Amazon wind farm Construction crews are ready to pour concrete foundations for wind turbines for the Amazon wind farm in Eastern North Carolina, but a group of local residents are attempting to block the project.

September 25

NC is 4th state to hit solar milestone

Solar energy     As North Carolina cuts back on supporting solar energy in its latest budget, the state becomes the fourth to pass 1 gigawatt of power generated by solar energy, according to a report from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

Updated September 18

Atlantic Coast Pipeline could lower energy costs, create jobs

New Duke Energy logo Atlantic Coast Pipeline has formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas are among the four companies that will build and own the pipeline research says would save energy costs and create jobs.

September 18

Gov. McCrory to sign state budget today

NC Biotech Center The North Carolina legislature has passed a $21.74 billion budget Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign it today (Friday). The 429-page billl reduces personal income tax rates, fails to renew the 35 percent renewable energy tax break, and continues funding the NC Biotechnology Center at $13.6 million, despite being targeted for a cut earlier, and creates a "venture capital multiplier fund."

September 15

Turkey droppings into energy; Personify moves to Raleigh; Teamworks nabs big deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: turning turkey droppings into energy; Personify moving to Raleigh; Durham startup Teamworks lands big deal; UNC at Chapel HIll gets plant immunity study grant.

September 10

Renewable energy critics sound off - and defenders push back

Windmills produce renewable energy ​Opponents of renewable energy programs held an hour-long roundtable at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Wednesday about their concerns. Defenders push back.

September 9

Triangle Cleantech Cluster at 3: Capturing market share, driving new wave of economic growth

It's hard to believe that it's been less than three years since we created the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. Five years ago, virtually no one knew cleantech existed in the region. Today, the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina is recognized as a global cleantech hot spot, writes Ed White, CEO and chair of Field2Base as well as chairman of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

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August 25

Premium Lock Exclusive Q&A: Why Jennifer Bosser took Triangle Cleantech Cluster job

Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?

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Updated August 24

Premium Lock Research Triangle partnership names COO, director for Cleantech Cluster

RTRP Lee Anne Nance is promoted to chief operating officer at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Jennifer Bosser is named the executive director of the partnership's high-profile Cleantech Cluster program.

August 17

Premium Lock Consulting, energy firms need 'other' skills beyond software, engineers

Cleantech Consulting and energy industry firms are looking for people with skills beyond what you might expect for tech-related firms. Their "other" needed skills rank higher than software and programming as well as engineers, a new survey from RTI International finds. So what do these firms need?

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Tech execs' wish list for Triangle education: STEM and more

STEM education news High-tech and energy sector employers have a "wish list" for educators and policy makers to follow if Triangle firms are going to find workers in the future that meet skill set demand. What's on it?

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Survey: RTP tech, energy firms look to hire 3,300 - with right skill sets

Help wanted sign       One company is expecting to add 200 jobs and 84 percent of companies participating in a new survey say they will be looking to hire people over the next one to five years. But the survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster so finding people with certain high-tech skills remains difficult.

August 17

Premium Lock Triangle tech, energy execs offer A-to-Z wish list for how to boost economic growth

Economic development In a new survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, 123 executives from tech and energy firms were asked what "kind of support" they wanted in order to boost economic growth. From lower taxes to more marketing, education, mass transit and training, here is the full list.

August 12

Premium Lock Cree's top exec delivers a pep talk, projects '10% growth'

Cree's Chuck Swoboda Cree's latest financials on Tuesday drove share prices down nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading and close to 52-week lows. But the bad news, including $84 million in costs for restructuring its LED business, didn't keep Cree's top executive from delivering a pep talk to Wall Street analysts.

August 10

Premium Lock Led by Apple, NC lands $43M of $56M in federal solar loan guarantees

Solar energy     North Carolina solar energy projects have landed the vast majority of new solar project loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Leading the way is a project at Apple's big data center in western N.C.

August 4

Premium Lock Cree signs patent licensing deal with large Asian LED manufacturer

LEDs light up Super Bowl field Cree strikes a patent cross-license agreement with Epistar Corp., a large LED manufacturer in Taiwan. As part of the deal, Cree will receive a licensing fee and royalty payments.

July 30

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius turns to investors for $1.25M cash infusion

Durham-based Semprius is looking to raise cash from investors with a target of $1.25 million. How much has it raised so far? WTW Insiders find out.

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July 29

Premium Lock Twitter growth sputters; Yelp shares plunge; CommScope sales drop; CleanTech cluster grows

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.

July 17

Premium Lock The trolls are winning; NephroGenex reduces offering; SAS warns NC against changing renewable energy policy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Former Reddit CEO says the trolls are winning on the Internet; NephroGenex slashes offering amount; SAS warns NC not to change renewable energy policy.

July 7

Premium Lock Tetris owner goes solar

Henk Rogers, who manages the worldwie rights to the video game Tetris, opens his solar-powered battery unit that he uses to remain off the electrical grid. High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

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