Tag Archives: sustainability

Drive Green, Save Green Workshop

With gas prices on the upswing, there’s never been a better time to save fuel. In this workshop, Rick Sapienza of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center will show you how simple changes in how you drive and the equipment you buy can improve fuel economy while also reducing harmful emissions. Come ready to save […]

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“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest Launches This March

North Carolina students from kindergarten through college can submit their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is sponsoring its 2nd Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest this March, where students residing in North Carolina from kindergarten through college can submit […]

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Timely Topics Lunch – NC’s Energy Future

The Environment Committee of League of Women Voters of Wake County presents this Timely Topics Lunch event featuring a panel of speakers discussing North Carolina’s current and projected energy needs, the challenge of meeting those needs, and the strategies that will help us to prepare for the future, including opportunities to invest in clean and […]

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NCCETC Working with SolSmart in Virginia to Bring Down ‘Soft Costs’ on Solar PV

Until the end of June of 2019, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) will be working  with three Virginia communities – Fairfax County, James City County, and the Town of Blacksburg – as SolSmart  advisors to help bring down the “soft costs” on solar PV, including  permitting, planning, raising community awareness and other […]

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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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Energy Storage Study Final Report Released

The final Energy Storage Options for North Carolina report has been released. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors such as capital […]

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Gov. Cooper issues executive order to increase number of ZEVs

Last week, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 80, which calls for the State of North Carolina to protect North Carolina’s environment while growing clean energy technologies. Executive Order 80 affirms North Carolina’s commitment to reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels, calls for a 40% reduction in energy consumption in state-owned […]

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Governor Cooper Commits to Clean Energy Economy for NC

On Monday at SAS Institute’s solar farms in Cary, NC, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 80, which calls for the State of North Carolina to protect North Carolina’s environment while growing clean energy technologies. Order No. 80 affirms North Carolina’s commitment to reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels by 2025, […]

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From the Director – What we learned from Solar Power International

From the Director: In late September 2018, several of us from NCCETC were fortunate to be able to attend the joint Solar Power International (SPI) / Energy Storage International (ESI) conference in Anaheim, Cali. – the largest solar industry event and one of the largest storage industry events of the year. For me, personally, it […]

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tailgate

Are you interested in learning more about electric and alternative fuel vehicles? Outside of the NC State University football game at the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, September 29, check out an ethanol-fuel car as well as a lineup of some of the latest electric vehicles and hybrid models that will be on display […]

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