Indeed, the Research Triangle Region is an epicenter for cleantech corporate locations and echoes the conference’s theme of technology convergence. And the market-shaping technologies announced at DistribuTECH mean dollars and jobs landing in our region.February 11, 2014 |
This has been an incredible week for the Research Triangle Region, Raleigh, and NC State University. Here are a couple more quick thoughts . . .January 17, 2014 |
President Obama announced yesterday the creation of the $140 million Next Generation Power Electronics Institute which will be headquartered at NC State’s Centennial Campus. The Institute will be a consortium of companies and universities that will develop the next generation of energy efficient electronic chips and devices.January 16, 2014 |
A lot is being said about various threats to the electric utility business model. At their root, many of those threats are really a fundamental misalignment between utilities’ revenue model and their customers’ own financial needs and service preferences. More often than not, solar PV figures centrally in these conversations. But a new and unexpected threat is emerging: street lights.December 18, 2013 |
Meeting of the Minds (MotM), an international gathering of companies and people working in urban sustainability, met for two days in Toronto in September and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) was there to take notes and look for opportunities to connect our members to their mission.November 12, 2013 |
When I tell people I work for an air quality education program that is housed within an economic development organization, I often get surprised looks. It’s an opportunity to explain the vital connection between the two topics: good air quality means strong economic development potential.October 28, 2013 |
The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina consistently sits at the top of “best place” lists – to live, grow a company or raise a family. Our reputation is an open secret, and the region is expected to add 40,000 new residents a year over the next twenty years.September 19, 2013 |
Part of ElectriCities’ core purpose is promoting a more successful future for our citizens. An important component of that purpose is sparking economic growth in the communities we serve.August 9, 2013 |
The promise of the July 2012 Duke Energy / Progress Energy Merger has begun to play out in Research Triangle Region economic development. Specifically, Duke Energy rolled out its Site Readiness Program and has selected several sites in the Region to participate.June 20, 2013 |
I’ll start with, our accolades:
- In 2009, Raleigh was one of the first three cities to join “Project Get Ready,” a Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative from the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Foreign Trade Zone. This may not be the first three-word phrase that comes to mind for most of us, but for Dudson China, Revlon, Merck, Southern Lithoplate and others who use the region’s Foreign Trade Zone #93, it may be synonymous with those three little words from movies and song - I love you.June 11, 2013 |
Research Triangle Region employment grew by 36,447 in 2012, more than double the 2011 figure, continuing a two-year recovery.May 23, 2013 |
Ten years ago, North Carolina’s inaugural Sustainable Energy Conference hosted a few hundred government, academic and nonprofit representatives discussing ways to improve environmental protection and energy efficiency in the state.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and more than 1,000 people – including executives from top energy companies around the globe – convened to vision and plan how to change the energy landscape for the Research Triangle Region, North Carolina and the world.May 16, 2013 |
Person County is located north of the City of Durham/Durham County and is an energy producing rich county. When Duke Power and Progress Energy recently merged to create the new Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility, the “new Duke” now has two of Progress Energy’s large steam electric generating plants in Person County.May 7, 2013 |