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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

January 28

NC's top environmental officer pushes restrictions on solar farms

Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.

Solar energy Solar energy

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

January 22

Premium Lock Cree a shining light in market plunge - Top exec explains why

Unlike many shares, stock in Cree has shown an improvement so far in 2016. Cree shares are up nearly 4 percent, a better-than-expected earnings report earlier this week contributing to the surge. In talking about the earnings and Cree's commitment to new lighting technology, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda gave what has proved to be a successful pep talk to investors.

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Updated January 4

Premium Lock Hamner Institutes shuts down; Durham firm buys some assets

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, which sold its RTP property to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $20 million, has shut down. A Durham firm has purchased some of its assets and hired personnel that were part of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences.

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January 4

Premium Lock Red-hot Charlotte venture firm raises $20M for clean energy projects

Solar power Two former U.S. Marines and Iraqi war veterans have unraveled the Gordian knot for venture capital fund raising in North Carolina. A task that many firms find impossible or exceedingly difficult has proved to be wonderfully successful since launching in 2013. It's just raised a seventh fund.

Updated December 16, 2015

Premium Lock Ex-Cisco exec Warrior joins electric car startup; Chuck Robbins says he's 'proud'

Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology leader at Cisco who lost out to Chuck Robbins in the battle to replace John Chambers as CEO, is now taking on Tesla. Warrior is taking over as the CEO of U.S. operations for Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV.

December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Novozymes CEO: Paris climate deal 'historic turning point'

Biofuels   Analysis: Peder Holk Nielsen, chief executive officer of Novozymes, which maintains a huge operation in Franklinton, N.C. and produces enzymes used in the creation of biofuels, says the international climate change deal struck in Paris "sends a very strong signal" that low-carbon technologies will advance. He sees a "low-carbon future."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock GSK's $440M antibody deal; INC shareholders sell; Bioventus, PowerSecure make buys; Dara BioSciences merger advances

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK strikes investment deal for antibodies; INC's big shareholders sell; Bioventus and PowerSecure make acquisitions; and Dara Biosciences moves ahead with merger.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Google nearly doubles purchasing of renewable energy for data centers

Google goes more green for energy    Just two weeks after disclosing plans to purchase more renewable power from Duke Energy in North Carolina, technology giant Google on Thursday said it has signed six contracts with power providers that will nearly double its green power efforts to run data centers.

Updated November 24, 2015

Premium Lock Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

November 6, 2015

Premium Lock Can efficiency save our natural resources?

Mike Walden In this editorial, Dr. Mike Walden explores whether efficiency gains could reduce natural resource depletion. In the end, suggests Walden, you decide.

Updated October 16, 2015

Premium Lock NCTA names top 10 startups to watch

NCTA names ten top startups to watch The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's statewide program recognizing and honoring the best innovators and innovations. NCTA has announced this year's Top 10 Startups to Watch.

Updated October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Semprius lands nearly $1M of debt offering for advanced solar tech

Semprius Inc., a Durham-based solar-module manufacturer, raised $995,238 of a $2 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company's technology lets it create the world's smallest solar cells to deliver a uniquely high concentration of the cells, which are about the size of a pencil point, to achieve cost and performance advantages.

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October 8, 2015

Premium Lock NC-based Innovative Solar Systems in merger talks

ISS Logo Innovative Solar Systems, (ISS) one of the biggest developers of solar farms in the U.S., with three of the largest under construction in eastern North Carolina, is in talks with many U.S. investment groups, energy funds, capital partners, and foreign entities about a possible merger.

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Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock NC Idea selects 22 semifinalists in fall grant cycle

NC IDEA NC IDEA has selected 22 semi-finalists from across the state in its 20th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from the 130 applications received from NC-based startups focused on software, IP-based technologies, consumer products and medical device and diagnostics.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock MMA Energy Capital closes on 55M to build its NC solar projects

solar power MMA Energy Capital has closed a $55 million financing facility with Coenergy through its joint venture with Fundamental Advisors to be used for the construction of its 36 megawatt North Carolina solar portfolio.

October 2, 2015

Premium Lock Residents sue to stop Amazon wind farm

Residents want to block Amazon wind farm Construction crews are ready to pour concrete foundations for wind turbines for the Amazon wind farm in Eastern North Carolina, but a group of local residents are attempting to block the project.

September 25, 2015

Premium Lock NC is 4th state to hit solar milestone

Solar energy      As North Carolina cuts back on supporting solar energy in its latest budget, the state becomes the fourth to pass 1 gigawatt of power generated by solar energy, according to a report from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

Updated September 16, 2015

Premium Lock State budget compromise continues Biotech Center funding

NC Biotech Center The 429-page North Carolina budget compromise bill, scheduled for an NC Senate vote at 2 p.m. today (9/15), reduces personal income tax rates, fails to renew the 35 percent renewable energy tax break, and continues funding the NC Biotechnology Center. The NC Senate tentatively approved the deal yesterday.

Updated September 15, 2015

Premium Lock Takeaways from CED Tech Venture: Life science uptick, tech deal downturn

Exit Event 2015 might be a blockbuster year for investments in North Carolina startups. At least it will be if the second two quarters follow trends set during the first half of 2015, when nearly $427 million was invested in North Carolina companies through 90 deals, according to Council for Entrepreneurial Development's (CED) just-released Innovators Report. The report was released today to kick off the CED's annual Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.

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