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 »
Charlotte-based Babcock & Wilcox Co. said today that its Denmark-based subsidiary has been awarded a $35 million contract with Finland-based EkoKem OY to supply equipment for a 36 megawatt waste-to-energy heat and power plant in Riihimäki, Finland. The subsidiary will design, manufacture and ...
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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 »
Recently retired from Poseidon Seafood, a Charlotte seafood distributor he started in 1986, Richard LaVecchia was getting antsy with his newfound freedom and decided to drive into downtown Belmont in Gaston County to look around. That was about six years ...Read More »
In a move expected to make the appeals process quicker for Mecklenburg County property owners contesting their 2011 revaluations, the General Assembly today OK’d a bill to increase the number of members on the county’s Board of Equalization and Review. ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County foreclosure sales decreased more than 22 percent from the third quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter, Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said today. There were 359 foreclosure sales in the county between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, down from ...Read More »
The number of working households struggling to make rent or mortgage payments in the Charlotte area increased 4 percent between 2008 and 2009, according a Center for Housing Policy “Housing Landscape 2011″ report released today. In the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area, 62,542 ...Read More »
Discovery Place is the most-visited museum and historic attraction in the Charlotte region and the seventh most-visited in the state, according to survey results released today. Matthews-based Carolina Publishing Associates conducted the report as part of an annual survey of the top ...
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Lowe’s Cos. said today that its net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2010 rose 39 percent from the same quarter a year ago. For the quarter that ended Jan. 28, the Mooresville home improvement retailer recorded net earnings of $285 million, or ...Read More »