Tag Archives: renewable energy

2021-2022 Annual Report Has Been Released

The report covers the major projects from the fiscal year, including the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the 50 States Report, Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities off the Coast of North Carolina, the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, Planning an Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina, the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) […]

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Offshore Wind Brings Opportunities & Clean Energy Off the North Carolina Coast

Offshore wind energy has exceptional potential for North Carolina; in fact, the state’s coast has more offshore wind potential than any other state along the Atlantic Coast, according to a report from the U.S Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab. Building the offshore wind industry in NC will provide more than just clean energy, it […]

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Floats Innovative Idea for a Floating Solar+Storage System

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University is working with the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher to evaluate the feasibility of an innovative solar plus energy storage installation to improve both the sustainability and the resiliency of the aquarium. The proposed design concept has a unique feature: the solar installation […]

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The Relationship of Environmental, Social and Governance to Clean Energy Today

The environmental, social and governance, or ESG, movement has shifted the goals of corporations across the globe to include a more holistic approach including environmental, social and corporate governance concerns. This ESG criteria has been adopted throughout the United States financial industry as a way to measure a corporation’s sustainability and societal impact alongside financial […]

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2022 State Energy Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Carolina

On April 26 and 27, over 700 clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC), which returned in-person in Raleigh, NC for the first time since 2019.  SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Residential Homes/Clean Transportation, […]

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2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

SAVE THE DATE: April 26 – 27, 2022 McKimmon Center, NC State University The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina’s regional energy economy forward with national impact. Learn more NEW UPDATE: Choose between two attendance options when […]

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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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NC Clean Technology Center Supports Next Steps Towards a Clean, Equitable Economy in North Carolina

North Carolina, along with the rest of the United States, is poised to make substantial advancements in the development and adoption of clean energy technologies in 2022. Only seven days into the new year, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order (EO) 246, setting ambitious targets to mitigate climate change, including the reduction of statewide greenhouse […]

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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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Eastern Band of Cherokee Adding Four All-Electric School Buses thanks to US EPA DERA Grant Funds

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) are leading the way with cleaner student transportation in North Carolina.  Following their groundbreaking award of VW Settlement funds for a new electric school bus last year, this year EBCI received notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of an award for 4 additional electric school buses.  […]

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