Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated April 2, 2010

Premium Lock Israeli biofuels tech firm picks N.C. for HQ, pilot plant

Biofuels   HCL CleanTech, which is funded by Burrill & Company and Khosla Ventures, places headquarters in Oxford. Its plant is being constructed in Durham.

Updated February 16, 2010

Premium Lock Obama: $8.3B in nuclear power guarantees 'only the beginning'

More nuclear power plants coming? 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.

Updated February 16, 2010

Premium Lock Novozymes reports enzyme breakthrough for biofuel production

Novozymes reports ethanol breakthrough 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.

February 1, 2010

Premium Lock Will China eat America’s lunch in cleantech?

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.

Who will lead in cleantech? Who will lead in cleantech?

January 28, 2010

Premium Lock RTP startup Semprius to partner with Siemens on solar power project

Semprius logo Companies agree to joint development of a “plug-and-play” demonstration project that mixes Semprius’ arrays with Siemens’ control components.

Updated January 21, 2010

Premium Lock Startup Semprius lands $3M in federal funding for solar energy technology

Solar panel A Durham-based firm wins a contract for the development of a microcell-based receiver for use in photovoltaic panels.

Updated January 20, 2010

Premium Lock Lithium battery technology firm to add 289 jobs in Charlotte area

Celgard's technology 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.

January 18, 2010

Premium Lock Georgia Tech researchers receive $3 million for project to cut wind power costs

Windmill power UniversityTech: Grant aims to reduce the cost of manufacturing, maintaining wind turbines for generating electricity.

Updated January 15, 2010

Premium Lock Duke Energy hires U.K. exec to lead wind power efforts

Tony Dorazio  Energy veteran brings 28 years of experience to post where he will be charged with expanding Duke’s already growing wind farm commitment.

January 15, 2010

Premium Lock Durham-based energy firm to share in $44M federal grant

Biofuels Palmer Labs is part of a consortium that lands Department of Energy funding for technology to turn algae into a renewable fuel source.

Updated January 11, 2010

Premium Lock Novozymes receives $28.4M tax credit, to invest in Neb. enzyme plant

Novozymes' facility in Franklinton  Cree, four firms with operations in South Carolina also receive credits for programs designed to produce “green” sector jobs.

January 4, 2010

Premium Lock Nevada utility picks Raleigh-based Sensus for smart grid

 NV Energy selects wireless FlexNet system to link 2.4 million customers as part of plan to improve energy distribution.

Updated December 11, 2009

Premium Lock Cap-and-trade won't cause 'appreciable negative effects' on economy, RTI finds

Cap and trade debate 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.

December 1, 2009

Premium Lock Duke Energy brings another wind turbine ‘farm’ online

Charlotte-based utility adds enough power for 30,000 homes with 66-turbine project in Wyoming. Farms are already online elsewhere at second Wyoming site, in Texas and Pennsylvania.

Duke's new wind power farm in Wyoming Duke's new wind power farm in Wyoming

Updated December 1, 2009

Premium Lock Progress goes more 'green,' to shut down more coal-fired power plants

Bill Johnson Raleigh-based utility to close coal plants that don’t have ‘scrubbers’ for emission controls by 2017. Progress also says it plans to build more natural-gas fired facilities.

November 24, 2009

Premium Lock Duke Energy wins $22 million federal grant for wind energy storage project

Duke commits $22 million to storage project Charlotte-based utility plans to match Department of Energy funds to design, build a battery storage facility in Texas.

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