In Newton, Kan., resident Vern Koch has noticed the smoke curling up from a test plant that uses a process called gasification to destroy trash while turning it into energy. “I haven’t had any problems with odors, but at times ...Read More »
Kevin Holdridge and Michael McMillan have known each other for nearly a decade, but they only started working together recently. After running into each other repeatedly at green-building seminars and continuing-education presentations, they decided to stop fighting Charlotte’s old guard, ...Read More »
Charlotte-based Piedmont Natural Gas said today that it has filed requests to reduce its residential natural gas rates by 3 percent in North Carolina and 2.5 to 3.5 percent in South Carolina. If state regulatory commissions approve the requests, the reductions would take ...
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Charlotte-based EnPro Industries said it has reached an agreement to buy the Mid Western companies, a privately held company that serves the oil and gas industry in western Canada. The companies, composed of Mid Western Compressor Supplies and Mid Western Machine ...
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The Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board today adopted the county commissioners’ conflict of interest policy after conflicts of interest concerns arose regarding the ReVenture Park plant. County attorney Marvin Bethune told the WMAB to continue weighing the pros and cons of the ...Read More »
It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...Read More »
Charlotte-based DesignLine Corp. said it has entered into a $30 million joint venture with Liberty Automotive to open a production facility in Abu Dhabi, a move that will more than double DesignLine’s work force in Charlotte and New Zealand. DesignLine, which makes hybrid ...Read More »
Duke Energy Corp. CEO Jim Rogers and his wife, Mary Anne, are giving $4.1 million to Queens University of Charlotte to be used for a new science and health building, the university said today. The 56,000-square-foot, $17.4 million building will bear their ...Read More »
When Hochdorf, Germany-based Single Temperature Controls approached Michael Bloomhuff in 2008 with an offer to take over as national sales manager and open a U.S. subsidiary, he immediately chose Charlotte as his base of operations. Bloomhuff, who was living in ...Read More »