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Posts tagged “Wind power”

Updated February 9, 2012

Premium Lock Report touts potential of coastal wind power for N.C.

A science panel advising Gov. Beverly Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.

Green areas are possible offshore wind power lease sites Green areas are possible offshore wind power lease sites

January 12, 2012

Premium Lock Clean energy investment hits record $260B in 2011

Solar energy U.S. leads the way with solar power investments surging 36 percent. Spending in the U.S. rose by a third to $55.9 billion, surpassing the 1 percent gain in China to $47.4 billion.

December 15, 2011

Premium Lock $600M wind power project in northeastern NC put on hold

Wind power Iberdrola Renewables says construction won't begin because there are no agreements to buy electricity from its Desert Wind Energy project near Elizabeth City. The company no longer expects to meet its earlier completion target next year.

September 8, 2011

Premium Lock ABB, Duke to get federal wind-power funds

Energy Literacy The Department of Energy put the two companies' projects among 41 it is backing across 20 states.

Updated June 22, 2011

Premium Lock NC 'clean energy' firms jump by 700 to 1,800 in less than year

According to a new report from the NC Sustainable Energy Association, the state also is the site of more than 1,800 renewable energy system projects with nearly 3 megawatts of generating capacity. That's enough for more than 561,000 homes.

Clean energy Clean energy

June 15, 2011

Premium Lock Wind farm secures approval in northeastern NC

Energy Literacy The 20,000-acre project will provide power for 75,000 homes,

Updated May 20, 2011

Premium Lock Pending bills could boost NC's clean energy sector

Opinion: If you're looking for answers to some our state's daunting problems, just look up. Solar power has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in North Carolina while delivering safe and affordable electricity.

solar power solar power

May 4, 2011

Premium Lock State commission approves giant wind farm in eastern NC

The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Atlantic Wind's (AW) application to build a commercial-scale wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties on Tuesday.

Energy Literacy Energy Literacy

April 5, 2011

Premium Lock Regulators to host hearing for NC wind farm

Wind-power turbine towers A company wants to construct as many as 150 turbine towers near Elizabeth City.

January 27, 2011

Premium Lock Cree, NCSU, ABB land $5.15M federal 'smart grid' grant

Smart grid NCSU researchers will focus on development of a substation that doesn't have a transformer and links renewable energy sources directly to power grid.

Updated December 1, 2010

Premium Lock Study calls for faster offshore wind power development

National Wildlife Federation report says initial proposals for projects off Atlantic Coast, including North Carolina, could provide enough power for 1.5 million homes.

NWF wants more wind power. NWF wants more wind power.

Updated December 1, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. offshore wind projects could produce 20,000 jobs, report says

A Duke wind power tower   A report from the National Wildlife Federation says North Carolina has "great potential" as a source for offshore wind power.

December 1, 2010

Premium Lock Analysts: Cleantech is 'growing up' but few exits will be IPOs

Cleantech Analysis firm R.W. Baird says most startups will exit through acquisitions, not stock offerings.

October 19, 2010

Premium Lock High-tech composites manufacturer to add 178 jobs in N.C.

Saertex Saertex receives $110,000 state grant to expand its plant in Mecklenburg County.

Updated October 12, 2010

Premium Lock Google backs offshore wind farm project from New Jersey to Virginia

Wind power "We believe in investing in projects that make good business sense and further the development of renewable energy," Google exec says.

Updated August 19, 2010

Premium Lock Duke Energy, UNC-CH call a halt to Pamlico Sound wind turbine project

Windmill power Instead, the focus shifts to a potential “large-scale” offshore development project

July 2, 2010

Premium Lock Cleantech investments surge 43% in second quarter with solar leading way

Cleantech deals grow New report says investments in first six months of the year set a record at $4.04 billion.

June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Progress Energy to invest $300,000 in UNC-CH offshore wind study

Wind power The Raleigh-based utility is matching a $300,000 federal energy grant to help fund the $1 million project. Duke Energy is already working with UNC on a pilot project in Pamlico Sound.

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