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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

March 21

Premium Lock Duke Energy to power 10,000 homes with recycled poop

New Duke Energy logo Duke has agreed to buy the energy produced from a planned Carbon Cycle Energy plant in eastern North Carolina that will take methane from pig and chicken waste and send it to four Duke plants.

Updated March 3

Premium Lock Cree aims to please street light critics with 'warmer' LEDs

Reacting to complaints about the brightness, harshness and appearance of its LED streetlights, Durham-based Cree is rolling out new devices that it says will provide a "warm color." They can even be dimmed.

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Updated February 25

Premium Lock Cree ups LED power; 'no demons,' says FBI; Cook defends Apple stance; Uber faces troubles in France

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cree ups power in LED bulbs; head of the FBI says there are "no demons" in the iPhone showdown with Apple; CEO Tim Cook defends Apple's stance; and Uber faces trouble in France.

Updated February 25

Premium Lock So how does a CEO tell employees the company has been sold?

Wednesday came to a powerful close for employees at PowerSecure in Wake Forest with the news that the power distribution and technology firm had been sold to Southern Company for $31 million. That's double the company's market cap. How did workers find out? A letter from their boss, CEO Sidney Hinton. Read what he had to say.

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Updated February 25

Premium Lock Wake Forest-based PowerSecure sells for $431M - double its market value

Power grid Southern Company has agreed to buy Wake Forest-based PowerSecure, a provider of power management technology, in a deal worth $431 million. The price is nearly double the smaller company's stock value.

February 24

Premium Lock Accent lighting, recessed fixtures are focus for Cree's latest LED bulb

Cree's PAR 30  Cree is bolstering its LED lighting lineup with a just-under-$20 bulb that is geared for use in recessed fixtures and to provide accent lighting.

Updated February 17

Premium Lock Cree's SmartCast tech is part of Cisco's new IoT 'Digital Ceiling'

A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."

Updated February 17

Premium Lock What is Cisco's 'Digital Ceiling'? Here's a primer

On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.

A "Digital Ceiling" IP network A "Digital Ceiling" IP network

February 11

Premium Lock Solar backers try to allay NC lawmakers' fears about panel removal

Solar energy      Solar industry members and advocates told a legislative panel Wednesday there's little need to worry about the safe removal of solar panels in the state's future.

February 9

Premium Lock Novozymes reorganizes; changes may create some new jobs

Novozymes Novozymes, a global company focusing on enzyme development and production, is reorganizing. Its North America leader explains what's happening and says there will be some new jobs as a result.

January 28

Premium Lock 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.

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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.

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