Tag Archives: clean power

Renewable Natural Gas – A Primer on North Carolina’s Biogas Resources

Increased production and utilization of renewable natural gas (RNG) in North Carolina could significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector while also providing renewable energy for industrial processes as well as the state’s electrical grid. As North Carolina’s number one industry, agriculture and agribusiness generate billions of dollars in revenue each year. […]

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Combined Heat and Power Can Cut Carbon Emissions & Energy Costs for Better Building Efficiency

Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies hold the potential to improve the nation’s energy security and resiliency while dramatically reducing emissions of harmful pollutants. Existing applications of combined heat and power in the United States avoid more than 1.8 quadrillion Btus of fuel consumption and 241 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually compared to […]

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Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Creates Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Industrial Sector

At the end of last year, the United States congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) included in this act includes a 26% ITC for “Waste Energy Recovery Property”.  North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency explains, “Qualified waste energy […]

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Department of Energy Releases New Tool Tracking Microgrid Installations in the United States

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of a new, interactive tool tracking microgrids installed throughout the United States. A microgrid is a local grid with an independent source of energy capable of disconnecting or “islanding” from the utility grid. Microgrids improve resilience by allowing critical facilities to continue operating in […]

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Tennessee Environmental Conference

The Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference is the state’s largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity and will be attended by an over 500 State, Local, and Federal Government Officials, Business and Industry Leaders, Attorneys, Consultants, Engineers, Developers, Land Owners, Architects, Agribusiness Leaders, Energy Experts, Water Planning Districts, Universities, Public Health Officials, Solid Waste and Recycling Experts, […]

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Southeast Clean Power Summit 2019

EUCI’s 8th annual Clean Power Summit is the key event to learn about what’s happening and what the outlook is for renewable energy developments in the SE. It will feature utilities, project developers and industry experts discussing the most current information and what it’s likely to mean for stakeholders in the region. NCCETC’s Senior Policy Analyst […]

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Town of Apex Changes Policies to Make Solar Installation More Feasible

North Carolina’s Town of Apex Mayor and Town Council recently eliminated barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations and implemented more solar-friendly policies, making the application, installation and use of solar more inexpensive, user-friendly and overall more feasible for Apex residents. “To establish Apex as a regional leader in renewable energy production, the Mayor and […]

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