North Carolina is leading the Southeast in the emerging clean energy economy and our state's valuable sustainable energy businesses, local community leaders and organizations, educational institutions, and others are ready and eager to start new projects to make us a national leader. Below are just a few of the recent major announcements and innovations from across our state. Continue reading below to learn more about these recent innovations & announcements across NC:
North Carolina's clean energy economy continues to grow, from the "boots on the roof and ground" to the manufacturing line and everywhere in between in our supply chain. The latest great news: two major solar companies announced plans recently to build new manufacturing facilities in NC, which will employ close to 300 people in Henderson and Charlotte in the coming years.
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is hiring!
NCSEA is currently seeking to add several new positions to support our fast-growing team. There has never been a more exciting time than now to join the leading energy non-profit in North Carolina. Make your contribution to NCSEA’s team and North Carolina’s future as we develop collaborative, economically responsible approaches to creating a balanced regulatory environment for sustainable energy, an educated energy consumer base and a vibrant market for sustainable energy solutions.
Renewable energy has passed a milestone as domestic production is now greater than that of nuclear power, and is closing in on oil. According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review," published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), during the first quarter of 2011, renewable energy sources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, wind) provided 2.245 quadrillion Btus of energy or 11.73% of U.S. energy production. More significantly, energy production from renewable energy sources in 2011 was 5.65% more than that from nuclear power, which provided 2.125 quadrillion Btus and has remained largely unchanged in recent years. Energy from renewable sources is now 77.15% of that from domestic crude oil production, with the gap closing rapidly.
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