Posts tagged “Cleantech”

May 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts nation's largest solar energy conference

Solar energy      An estimated crowd of 2,000 is expected each day with 2,500 or more expected for "Public Day" on Saturday when citizens can learn more how to utilize alternative energy themselves. Some 170 companies are participating.

May 11, 2011

Premium Lock Bill Gates to 'keep the pressure up' for clean energy

However, he says the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will focus on other initiatives.

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May 9, 2011

Premium Lock US ranks 17th in clean tech, report says

Clean tech Denmark is No. 1 in share of national GDP produced by clean tech, but China paces the world in growth.

Tags: Cleantech
Updated April 27, 2011

Premium Lock RTI International opens 127,000 square foot energy efficient building

The new four-story structure at RTI's Triangle campus is designed to meet LEED standards.

RTI's new building RTI's new building

April 19, 2011

Premium Lock Lenovo hosts Earth Day recycling event - Bring your electronics

Gooing green The world's No. 4 PC maker recycled more than 6.5 tons of material at its 2010 Earth Day event. Only a small portion went to a landfill.

April 14, 2011

Premium Lock Fowl power: Progress Energy to produce power from poultry waste

Green energy The state's first poultry-to-biogas facility will be built in Biscoe. Progress will work with a Florida firm on the project.

Updated March 8, 2011

Premium Lock Power company ABB gives $1.2M to NCSU for engineering research

ABB's NCSU offices   Last fall, ABB said it would launch a Smart Grid Center of Excellence and expand its NCSU presence.

March 3, 2011

Premium Lock March Madness online; best in 'clean tech'; Apple apps pay $$$; check out Placekitten; DailyWorth cashes in; Parkinson's preventative?

Bulldog 'March Madness' still free online; Georgia firm cracks WSJ's top 10 'clean tech' firms; Apple pays developers $2B; Placekitten launches - meow; finance site for women raises $850K; Ibuprofen may reduce Parkinson's risk.

Updated November 4, 2010

Premium Lock Smart grid, solar panels could drive up energy bills, VC investor warns

Gooing green Speaking at VentureBeat ‘GreenBeat’ conference, a Claremont Creek Ventures investor says more homes going off the power grid means higher costs for those left behind.

Updated September 8, 2010

Premium Lock RTI lands $168.8M federal grant for carbon capture project

The Department of Energy awards nearly one-third of its $565 million for energy projects to Triangle research group. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming.

RTI project to target power plant emissions RTI project to target power plant emissions

Updated September 2, 2010

Premium Lock Cisco to acquire smart-grid applications developer

Arch Rock On Wednesday, Cisco sealed a partnership for smart grid development with a smart meter manufacturer.

April 5, 2010

Premium Lock Pine tree power? Duke Energy’s plan worries some environmentalists

The Charlotte-based utility eyes the Carolinas’ pine forests as a source for biomass-based power plant fuel. Legislation requires more power based on renewable sources. Southern Environmental Law Center opposes use of trees rather than wood waste. The group also opposes offshore drilling.

Pine tree power? Pine tree power?

March 28, 2010

Premium Lock How smart is new smart grid? Researchers find flaws

Vulnerabilities in new “smart” meters open the door for attackers to jack up strangers' power bills. These flaws also could get hackers a key step closer to exploiting one of the most dangerous capabilities of the new technology, which is the ability to remotely turn someone else's power on and off.

How safe are "smart" meters? How safe are "smart" meters?

Tags: Cleantech, IBM
Updated October 24, 2009

Premium Lock ‘We are running pretty flat out right now,’ says Cree CEO

Chuck Swoboda In his own words: During conference call to discuss Cree’s quarterly earnings and market demand for its chips as well as LEDs, Chuck Swoboda talks about expanding capacity and adding employees to meet growing demand.

Updated October 9, 2009

Premium Lock Having raised $400M, Cree to announce more 'green jobs'

Cree LED Capitalizing on growing global demand for LED lighting, the Durham firm schedules press conference after markets close Thursday. Cree shares have tripled in value over last year despite the recession, and the company recently raised more than $400 million, $150 million of which is set aside for expansion.

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock Power surge for cleantech? Nope, says London research firm

Sun not shining on cleantech deals Total investment in clean technology worldwide declines 9 percent in third quarter. Firm’s CEO warns that investments are threatened by ‘undue reliance on stimulus funds, development banks and state-backed capital providers of various sorts.’

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