Posts tagged “Green Energy”
The Obama Administration's support for the projects that could be built in Georgia might also provide a boost for the nuclear power industry that has a growing presnece in N.C. Plus, Duke and Progress both want to build nuclear plants.
The enzyme technology company, which bases its U.S. headquarters in Franklinton, says its new product can turn plant waste into biofuels at prices that are competitive with gasoline. Thirty-three scientists based in N.C. participated in the project.
Opinion: Tech leaders and entrepreneurs at a cleantech conference agree that the U.S., by far, has the strongest innovation platform in the world. But other countries may well reap the benefits of its research efforts. China, in particular, is making massive investments and has a huge advantage from focused policy and large markets.
Celgard plans to invest $91 million to build a new plant in Concord and expand operations in Charlotte. The company will receive up to $4.6 million in state tax rebates, plus a $955,000 grant. It also received $46 million from the federal government last fall.
In his analysis of proposed legislation "blueprint" from Duke Energy-backed group, RTI economist says households would pay $57 more in annual energy costs in 2015. U.S. Climate Action Partnership is calling for passage of cap-and-trade legislation as global energy debate intensifies. Duke CEO wants quick passage of an energy bill.