Posts tagged “Cleantech”
Even MSNBC's Jim Cramer has kind words for Cree after trashing it last June after Cree unveils its new $10 LED bulb earlier this week. The Skinny and WRAL's Monica Laliberte test it out - and we think its a bright idea, too. So does Wall Street. Now the big test consumers - will consumers buy?
Inside PowerSecure earnings report: PowerSecure CEO Sidney Hinton isn't talking about price increases but decreases for distributed power generation systems in 2013 as he seeks to expand market share. He's "praying" for downward pressure on pricing and upward pressure on margin.
Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda is in New York City today briefing analysts on what could be the breakthrough event for the Durham company in the consumer lighting market: A long-lasting LED bulb that costs $10. The news excites investors as Cree shares jump 7% in pre-market trading and finished up 14.4 percent for the day in heavy trading.
PowerSecure is growing its business offerings by acquiring a unit of Lime Energy for $1.9 million in cash. The Wake Forest-based company also is assuming $3.7 million in liabilities for projects in progress.
Durham-based Organic Transit continues to generate global headlines about its pedal-electric hybrid ELF car. The latest publicity comes from CODE_E, which touts itself as the "leading startup event" in Europe. The ELF car made its top 50.
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, am organization created to promote and help grow the region's renewable, "smart" energy and other cleantech industries, has hired RTI to continue a study of the area's "smart" assets.
Opinion: Dr. Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation casts a skeptical eye at the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association-paid for study of the economic impact gained from subsidies granted for renewable energy projects.
William McDonough, an author and award-winning leading proponent of environmental sustainability, is teaming up with investment company Cherokee to provide advice and support for companies selected to receive funding and support in the Cherokee Challenge program.
A report from RTI International and a consulting firm concludes that North Carolina saved energy and money while creating an average of more than 4,000 jobs a year through clean energy and efficiency programs from 2007 through 2012. Looking ahead, the report says these programs will save consumers an average of more than $1 per month.
Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have uncovered a new threat in the warming arctic tundra - melting of the permafrost and the subsequent release of previously frozen carbon into the atmosphere. The resulting carbon dioxide could double greenhouse gas emissions and thus have a big impact on climate change, the study finds.
The invention of a better light bulb - with LEDs at the core - means long-term energy savings for users. But with bulbs lasting years longer, what are the long-term implications for companies like Cree?
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom apologizes on Twitter for "poor service" and says a massive launch party - which featured a reenactment of last year's police raid on his mansion - led to huge publicity and huge demand.
Kim Dotcom, marking one year since his Megaupload.com website was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice and his home raided by New Zealand tactical squad officers in helicopters, unveils a successor file-storage and sharing site, saying innovation won't be stopped.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Southern Research Institute to test means of producing liquid fuels from coal and biomass mixtures in an economically feasible way.