Hurricane Irene struck the East coast last Friday, making landfall in North Carolina. Over the weekend, the storm traveled up the East Coast and into the mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the U.S. In response to Irene, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia declared a State of Emergency.
In support of the Obama Administration's comprehensive efforts to strengthen U.S. energy security, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $12 million to fund three small-scale projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Carolina that aim to commercialize novel conversion technologies to accelerate the development of advanced, drop-in biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.
Entrepreneurs from Durham-based solar startup Semprius teamed with Governor Bev Purdue to announce the company’s plan to build a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Henderson. The factory is expected to create more than 250 full-time jobs over the next five years, which is a particular boon for Henderson, where the county unemployment rate reached 13.3% in May.
Recovery Act: Development of Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Material CX(s) Applied: A11, B2.2, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 06/21/2011 Location(s): Charlotte, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
This entry has been cross-posted from the White House Blog. President Obama to tour Cree, manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, while in North Carolina for the Jobs and Competitiveness Council.