Posts tagged “Green Energy”

August 27, 2012

Premium Lock Sensus defends smartmeters, denies blame in fires

A series of fires in Philadelphia area has led to a suspension of Sensu smartmeter installations, but the Raleigh firm denies it is to blame and isn't issuing a recall.

Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter. Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter.

Updated August 23, 2012

Premium Lock RTP firm Noverant helps clients meet compliance requirements

Tech Venture 2012: The firm's CEO says his company "helps clients in regulated or training-intensive industries to: manage their critical information; train their employees and partners; and efficiently provide evidence of compliance to internal and external inspectors. "

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Updated August 22, 2012

Premium Lock $130M biofuel refinery to be built in Sampson County

Biofuels   The project, which is backed by a $99 million loan guarantee from the federal government, will create an estimated 300 jobs and produce ethanol from a variety of grasses.

August 22, 2012

Premium Lock Cary firm PowerChalk takes video coaching to new levels

Tech Venture 2012: Little League Baseball, the Amateur Softball Association, USA Diving and other large sports organizations already utilize the Cary firm's "ChalkTalk Telestrator."

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August 21, 2012

Premium Lock Triangle startup aims to be Facebook of healthcare

Tech Venture 2012: Closed Loop Healthcare Systems wants to utilize social media to improve people's health by managing, reversing and preventing obesity-related diseases.

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Updated August 20, 2012

Premium Lock Ethanol debate: Ethanol in gas tanks makes food cost more

Anti-ethanol: Record-high corn prices should be sending a clear message to policy makers in Washington: Requiring people to put corn-based fuel in their gas tanks is a bad idea.

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Updated August 20, 2012

Premium Lock Ethanol debate: N.C. firm defends use of biofuels

Pro ethanol: The head of operations for Novozymes in North America criticizes N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue for seeking a waiver of ethanol requirement from the EPA.

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August 17, 2012

Premium Lock Sustainable Industrial Solutions aims to turn manufacturers green

Tech Venture 2012: The startup provides technology and services to help manufacturers not only increase cash flow by reducing energy and waste costs while at the same time helping the environment.

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August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Solar power firm picks N.C. for 305 jobs, U.S. HQ

Solar energy      Schletter, a builder of solar power mounting systems, could receive some $3.5 million in tax incentives and rebates if 305 jobs are created at plant in Shelby.

Updated August 7, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure CEO: 'We are having a terrific 2012'

The Wake Forest-based power technology firm reports a 26-percent jump in revenues, a profitable quarter and a growing backlog of business.

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August 3, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh ranks 5th in greenest U.S. city survey

Going green Thumbtack, a website designed to help people find local services, ranked cities on per capita availability of eco-friendly services, as well as the premium charged by some green businesses.

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock New book from RTI explores pros, cons of 'fracking'

Dr. Vikram Rao, the executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, examines the debate about the benefits and risks of producing shale gas.

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock ABB lands $55M wind power project in Brazil

Wind power  The power technology company, which operates its U.S. headquarters in Cary, will provide substations and related infrastructure as part of a new contract.

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook: Almost one quarter of data center power is 'green'

Green energy Facebook's energy mix was 23 percent green, 27 percent coal, 17 percent natural gas, 13 percent nuclear, the company says. One of its largest data centers is located in western North Carolina.

July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Smart grid firm Sensus acquires 15% equity stake in Brazilian company

Sensus Raleigh-based Sensus makes its second quity deal of the year through investment in CAS Tecnologia.

Updated July 23, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh greentech accelerator selects 3 local firms

Cherokee Challenge Cherokee Investment Partners launches its Cherokee Challenge accelerator with a Carborro and two Raleigh companies that are foucsed on environmentally friendly business. The accelerator is the latest such effort being launched in the Triangle.

July 13, 2012

Premium Lock Why is N.C. such a draw for big data centers?

The technology website GigaOm cites 10 reasons why (including cheap power from coal) as part of an in-depth, four-part series of stories.

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Updated July 11, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, which has U.S. HQ in Cary, sees IBM as threat

ABB Ltd., the world's largest maker of power transformers, sees Hewlett-Packard Co. and International Business Machines Corp. as new competitors jostling for orders to protect factories from cyber attacks.

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July 2, 2012

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius secures $8M in loans

Semprius logo Horizon Technology Finance and Silicon Valley Bank team up to offer the Durham-based startup $8 million in a loan facility.

June 29, 2012

Premium Lock Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, is being sold

Elster A U.K. investment company will pay $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids.

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