Posts tagged “Cleantech”

June 9, 2011

Premium Lock Obama to visit Cree on Monday

Cree President Obama plans to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council during the trip. He also will tour Cree's manufacturing site, officials said.

June 8, 2011

Premium Lock RTI, Cree land $1.6 million federal grants for lighting research

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement The Energy Department picks the two Triangle firms for development of energy-saving light solutions, such as LEDs. In all, the new round of grants totals nearly $15 million.

Updated May 31, 2011

Premium Lock Mitsubishi Nuclear picks Charlotte for 135 $100,000-a-year jobs

Nuclear power The company picks the Queen City to serve as its engineering hub and a $4.1 million capital investment. North Carolina offers up to $2.8 million in tax rebates as incentive.

May 31, 2011

Premium Lock SC nuclear power plant is going digital

Duke nuclear plant goes digital. The Oconee Nuclear Station reactor will be the first of the 104 reactors in the United States not controlled with the same analog technology that brought the world cassette tapes.

Updated May 28, 2011

Premium Lock RTP development exec: Region's 'emerging cluster' is cleantech

Charles Hayes, chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Economic Partnership, puts emphasis on growth in the clean energy sector in his annual state-of-the-region report.

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Updated May 24, 2011

Premium Lock Cree shares sag after GE, Cree deny lightbulb deal

A Wall Street Analyst says the Durham-based LED manufacturer has won a contract to provide 60-watt equivalent LED-based bulbs for GE. However, Canaccord Genuity's Jed Dorsheimer warns Cree's troubles aren't over.

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May 23, 2011

Premium Lock Sensus launches remote, wireless service cutoff device for gas utilities

Sensus The Remote Gas Shutoff device enables utility firms to turn off gas service either from an office or from a wireless transmission through a walk-by or drive-by system.

May 23, 2011

Premium Lock Toyota goes social with 'Toyota Friend' network

Salesforce.com is helping the Japanese automaker link its vehicle owners through a private network that includes Twitter feed and Facebook.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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