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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

May 2, 2013

Premium Lock Hasty vote advances Senate bill on renewables rollback

Cleantech is still "in." Senate Bill 365 would eliminate subsidies and set-asides for renewable energy producers by 2023.

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April 30, 2013

Premium Lock Sponsor seeks to revive bid to end NC renewable energy subsidies

Green energy Days after his party leadership shot down his proposal to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards, Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, is making a second run at moving the bill to the House floor.

April 29, 2013

Premium Lock Greenpeace goofs on IBM, moves Big Blue up 'Cool IT' list

Gooing green The folks at Greenpeace were a little red in the face - i.e. a bit embarrassed - Friday, issuing a correction about IBM and moving Big Blue up its annual "Cool IT Leaderboard." What happened?

April 25, 2013

Premium Lock Defeat of renewable energy subsidy bill shows 'green' power

The global fight over the wisdom of "green energy" may very well have hit a pivotal point right here in North Carolina. If a state under conservative Republican control can't repeal legislation that requires utilities to provide sustainable energy and also provides subsidies to the emerging industry then the march to a greener future is likely to continue.

Inside Google's big data center in Lenoir Inside Google's big data center in Lenoir

Updated April 24, 2013

Premium Lock Natural pesticides firm TyraTech raising $4.6M for market push

Using natural ingredients, TyraTech has developed a natural pesticide targets insects and pests but is safe for people.

TyraTech's technology process TyraTech's technology process

Updated April 24, 2013

Premium Lock Google, Cisco share top spot in Greenpeace 'Cool IT Leaderboard'

The global environmental group gives high marks to Google and Cisco for their efforts to adopt sustainable energy. Greenpeace especially likes Google's deal with Duke Energy in providing power to its soon-to-be-expanded data center in Lenoir.

The "Cool IT Leaderboard" from Greenpeace The "Cool IT Leaderboard" from Greenpeace

Updated April 24, 2013

Premium Lock Cree shines as fiscal 3Q revenue reaches a record $349M

Cree's $10 LED bulb     LED lighting company Cree reports record revenue amid strong demand for its products, including its new consumer-focused $10 LED light bulb that was unveiled last month.

Updated April 23, 2013

Premium Lock Ahead of earnings and Earth Day, Cree lights up TV with LED bulb commercials

Cree announces its latest quarterly earnings today and perhaps will offer insight into just how well its new LED Bulbs are faring in the consumer market. To boost sales, Cree unleashed a barrage of "nostalgia is dumb" commercials over the weekend. Yes, that was Durham-based Cree advertising during NBA playoff games.

Cree touts new bulb vs. traditional lightbulb Cree touts new bulb vs. traditional lightbulb

April 23, 2013

Premium Lock Power technology firm ABB, with U.S. HQ in Cary, is buying solar firm for $1B

ABB's NCSU offices ABB, the international power technology firm that operates its U.S. headquarters in Cary, is getting even bigger. The company has agreed to acquire Power-One for some $1 billion.

April 22, 2013

Premium Lock Will we capitalize on opportunities stemming from sustainable energy?

Opinion: At the packed Sustainable Energy Conference in Raleigh, the potential of smart grid, transportation and water projects dazzles attendees. We have the elements in place and the determination to reach this goal, including the economic incentive for companies to capitalize on the issue. Through effective collaborations on projects, I am confident the Triangle will be a leader for the creation and installation of energy efficient and renewable devices and processes in our daily lives at work and at home.

Smart grid projects growing worldwide. Smart grid projects growing worldwide.

Updated April 22, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech device from NCSSM students wins national prize

AirCOM AirCOM, a team of students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathemtics, developed a mobile device that tracks air pollution levels.

Updated April 19, 2013

Premium Lock Google plans $600M expansion to double NC investment

The search engine giant also embraces an evolving plan from Duke Energy that would provide more renewable energy offerings. Greenpeace embraces the idea. No word yet on how many new jobs would be created in Lenoir, which Google chose for a data center in 2007.

Google's Android mascot inside Lenior center Google's Android mascot inside Lenior center

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Sustainable energy investments total $785M in NC, group says

Sustainable energy projects across 45 of North Carolina's 100 counties totaled more than $785 million between 2007-2012, says the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association which is lobbying to stop changes in state tax incentives for sustainable energy.

Sustainable energy investments across N.C. Sustainable energy investments across N.C.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech accelerator launches in RTP; applications due by May 1

Cleantech Open The Cleantech Open, an eight-year program launched in Silicon Valley, is expanding to the Triangle. An introductory program is set for Thursday evening. Applications from startups for $10,000 in seed capital are due by May 1.

Updated April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Sustainable Energy Conference focuses on 'Intelligent Energy Future'

Green energy Speakers from across the country and companies representing the spectrum of green energy and cleantech will gather at N.C. State today through Wednesday for the 10th annual Sustainable Energy conference.

April 10, 2013

Premium Lock N.C. A&T wins cleantech competition

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster The N.C. A&T cleantech project that won $100,000 in the business plan competition aims to turn hog waste into a useful building material.

April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Renewable energy rollback moves forward in NC House

Gooing green State House lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards.

April 3, 2013

Premium Lock Debating N.C.'s 'green' future: Which way do we go?

Gooing green As the N.C. House begins debate over whether to overturn the state's Renewable Energy and Energy Portfolio Standard, WRALTechWire reaches out to both sides of the issue to make their case for keeping or dumping the law. The stakes are high - and expensive.

Updated April 3, 2013

Premium Lock Point: N.C. should keep its renewable energy bill

The N.C. General Assembly is scheduled to begin debate on House Bill 298, which would repeal the state's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The law should not be changed, says the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association.

Clean energy efforts to help drive down electricty costs Clean energy efforts to help drive down electricty costs

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