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Posts tagged “Duke Energy”

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Duke Energy to invest $500 million to expand solar power in N.C.

Solar energy  Duke Energy says it will invest $500 million in multiple projects to expand its solar power capacity in North Carolina. One solar farm in Duplin County will be the largest east of the Mississippi. The state's sustainable energy business association sees the deal as a big boost to N.C.'s solar industry.

April 29

Premium Lock Domestic violence costs tech CEO his job; setback for Pozen; Duke's solar shines; new name for Cornerstone; Nokia picks CEO

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog tech and life science roundup, check out headline news from Cornerstone Therapeutics, Nokia, Pozen, Duke Energy and a tech exec who says he was fired because of a conviction for domestic violence.

Updated January 24

Premium Lock Epic Games owed $9.2M; GSK diabetes drug update; Cree LED ups efficiency; ACC Clean Energy Challenge; Netflix stock record; eBay earnings

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's technology and life science update: Epic Games wins another $4.5 million in a law suit; GSK diabetes drug advances in EU; Cree breaks efficiency benchmark; ACC Clean Energy Challenge takes entries; Netflix soars to record; eBay earnings increase.

January 24

Premium Lock Duke Energy wants to pay less for NC rooftop solar power

Solar Cells The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president says. Environmentalists and solar related businesses see fallout from decision.

Updated October 10, 2013

Premium Lock IBM's Rometty tops 'Most Powerful Women' again; GSK's Connelly falls 4 spots

Ginny Rometty is No. 1 and GSK's Dierdre Connelly is No. 30 on the latest list of the "Most Powerful Women" in business from Fortune. Meanwhile, Duke's new CEO premiers at No. 16.

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Updated October 8, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable buying DukeNet for $600 million in cash

Broadband  DukeNet, a fiber optic network company based in Charlotte, provides data and bandwidth services to wireless carriers, data centers and other businesses and customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and five other states in the Southeast.

Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Energy technology developments drive American Tobacco district upgrades

As new energy developments such as LED lighting prove to be cost-cutters and true improvements in sustainability, more businesses are likely to embrace them to improve bottom lines as well as to help the environment. Need proof? Check out the renovation underway at the American Tobacco Historic District.

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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?

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.

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September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Duke Energy: New logo reflects 'green' commitment

Duke Energy is changing the name of recently acquired Progress Energy Carolinas to Duke Energy Progress and also has created a new logo.

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Updated December 15, 2011

Premium Lock Domino effect of a quashed Duke-Progress merger would be huge

Red Hat's flag at HQ. What happens to Red Hat if the merger is denied? What happens to hundreds of employees who are expecting to take buyouts? What happens to Raleigh's corporate real estate market?

November 15, 2011

Premium Lock Duke Energy acquires three solar farms in southwestern NC

Duke Energy Renewables The latest three, which are all located near Murphy, were acquired from ESA Renewables. Duke now owns seven such farms in the state.

Updated September 9, 2011

Premium Lock Google's search result is money for hog-farm methane project

Tatjana Vujic Capturing the methane and generating power creates carbon offset credits for the school and Google, renewable energy credits for Duke Energy and power for the farmer.

September 8, 2011

Premium Lock ABB, Duke to get federal wind-power funds

Energy Literacy The Department of Energy put the two companies' projects among 41 it is backing across 20 states.

September 2, 2011

Premium Lock Duke, Progress promise savings pass-through after merger

Progress Energy Duke Energy and Progress Energy said Friday that they had an agreement with the state Utilities Commission's Public Staff about the companies proposed merger and will maintain community support and pass savings on to customers.

Updated July 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts electric, hybrid vehicle conference through Thursday

Plug-In 2011 Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.

June 28, 2011

Premium Lock Cisco, big tax avoiders would win on US tax break

John Chambers Cisco, which employs some 5,000 people in RTP, and Duke Energy are among the companies lobbying for a tax holiday in order to "repatriate" profits.

June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Duke CEO: 'Let's bring corporate overseas profits home to create jobs in America'

A Duke wind power tower   Opinion: Duke Energy alone has $1.2 billion held hostage overseas by a tax system that penalizes U.S. businesses that want to bring their foreign earnings to America to create jobs. With the right changes to our tax laws, we can bring that money home to support and accelerate our capital program investments in smart grid technology, retire and replace older coal plants, and build natural gas and renewable generation.

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.

March 14, 2011

Premium Lock UNC-CH to host Obama council on innovation forum

New jobs  US Commerce Secretary, Governor Perdue to participate in the forum along with council members, which include UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp and Geomagic software CEO Ping Fu.

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