Posts tagged “Green Energy”

September 21, 2012

Premium Lock Going truly 'green' requires more than just recycling and solar panels

Opinion: When a business says it is going green, many changes occur with little follow-up planned. Leaders may set up recycling bins, install some sustainable materials or eliminate wasteful practices - but it takes more than small changes to be truly environmentally friendly.

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Updated September 21, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh's 'greentech' accelerator: Capitalizing on environment

Cherokee Investment Partners has raised more than $2 billion to invest in a variety of environmental projects around the world. Now it's backing startups with a new-business accelerator in Raleigh. The founder of the Cherokee Challenge talks about its efforts to help new businesses capitalize on growth opportunities in "greentech."

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Updated September 20, 2012

Premium Lock Greentech accelerator Cherokee to showcase 5 'graduates'

The Cherokee Challenge, which invests in and helps new greentech focused businesses, will introduce its first five firms to potential investors at an event in Raleigh on Thursday.

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Updated September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh-based RegEd buys social media tech company

RegEd RegEd, a provider of compliance services for financial services firm, is acquiring Arkovi, a provider of archiving and surveillance solutions through social media.

September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Cisco, Elster team up for smart grid solution

Elster Two companies with a major presence in the Triangle are partnering to offer a solution for smart grid services and communication.

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 September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Broadband can cut energy use by 2% in U.S., Europe

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative has published new research that reveals how broadband use may help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the United States and five other European countries.

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Updated September 13, 2012

Premium Lock Solar firm Semprius opens Henderson plant Sept. 26

The venture capital-backed startup plans to hire more than 250 employees to work at the production facility over the next several years.

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September 12, 2012

Premium Lock Solar cell manufacturer hires IBM exec as new president

Solar energy      Nanosolar's CEO departs; Karl Steigele takes over as president and COO, a new position.

Tags: Solar, IBM
Updated September 5, 2012

Premium Lock Joulebug turns going green into cost-saving game

In this the latest of a series of stories profiling presenting companies at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference, Joulebug founder Grant Williard talks about the company's mobile app that aims to build your "eco-credibility" among friends.

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Updated September 5, 2012

Premium Lock Startup Greensky is banking on the winds of change

In this the latest of a series of stories profiling presenting companies at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's annual Tech Venture conference, Quentin Ankri at Greensky Wind Systems talks about the need for silent wind turbines.

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September 4, 2012

Premium Lock RTI International showcases affordable solar technology

Solar energy      Researchers at RTI International have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable.

Tags: RTI, Solar
August 29, 2012

Premium Lock $2.3B deal for Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, closes

Elster A U.K. investment company paid $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids. Elster's CEO and CFO resign as deal closes.

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.

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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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