While the federal government shutdown is not having a direct impact on Charlotte businesses, it is creating uncertainty in the business community, according to panelists at The Mecklenburg Times Women’s Business Breakfast Forum. “With the shutdown and debate about the debt ceiling, people are waiting to make decisions,” said Natalie Haskins English, senior vice president of public policy for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.Read More »
Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide. The company started selling solar panels made by China's Hanergy in its store in Southampton on Monday. It will sell them in the rest of Britain in coming months, it said.
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House Bill 201, a bill that would reinstate 2009 energy efficiency standards in commercial construction, appeared to be sailing through the North Carolina General Assembly in mid-June.Then, on June 24, it again was removed from the calendar and referred to a committe, casting doubt on whether the bill would receive a vote during this legislative session. But Sen. Andrew Brock said he thinks the bill will come out of committee and be back in front of the Senate within the next couple of weeks.Read More »
When the lights went out in northern Mecklenburg County for nearly 24 hours starting early Monday, business owners and residents felt the inconvenience. That included The Knox Group, a family-operated real estate company in Huntersville. Although the outage caused by ...Read More »
Trane completed a yearlong, $3.6 million Central Piedmont Community College construction project in late September to make improvements that will reduce energy usage by 20 percent. That’s according to Jeff Lowrance, CPCC’s spokesman. Trane is presenting CPCC with a Trane Energy Efficiency ...Read More »
Construction could begin in October on a $500,000 solar panel installation at the Cabarrus Avenue West parking deck if the Concord City Council gives approval. That’s according to Erik Lensch, president of Charlotte-based Argand Energy Solutions. Lensch said private investor ...
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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — When the U.S. Department of Energy provided incentives for businesses installing solar panels in September, local solar contractors were sure it was going to lead to a substantial number of installation projects. But with the federal ...Read More »