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NCSEA Announces 2012 NC Clean Energy Industries Census

October 10, 2012 10:00 PM | Posted By: Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis & Julie Robinson, Director of Government Affairs

North Carolina’s economy continues to recover from the recession with our unemployment rate above the national rate. However, the good news is that several sectors, including clean energy, are hiring employees, expanding their businesses, and pumping millions into local economies in every region of our state.  These and other important economic findings are detailed in the newly released 2012 North Carolina Clean Energy Industries Census.  Retaining and creating jobs and fostering new economic development opportunities must continue to be a top priority for all North Carolinians, especially businesses and policymakers – and the clean energy sector holds great promise and opportunities if we maintain a balance of pro-business policies and regulations.

Click here to download the 2012 NC Clean Energy Industries Census.


5th Annual NC Clean Energy Industries Census Opens

July 9, 2012 3:41 PM | Posted By: Amneris Solano & Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis

Since 2008, more than 1,000 different North Carolina companies with activities in clean energy have participated in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census, a nationally-recognized effort. By sharing their industry insight and expertise, companies help clean energy stakeholders better understand the affect and dynamics of the North Carolina clean energy sector. 

Starting this week through the end of August, the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) will be contacting companies by email and phone to participate in the 2012 Census.


North Carolina's Solar Employment and the National Picture

October 15, 2010 1:00 PM | Posted By: Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis

This week, NCSEA released the results of the 2010 North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census.  One of the findings was that there are likely over 1,350 full time equivalent (FTEs) solar professionals working in North Carolina.  The Solar Foundation also recently released their National Solar Jobs Census 2010, in which they reported there are over 93,000 workers in the United States that spend over half their time supporting solar activities.  North Carolina was ranked 14th in the United States for solar employment, supporting 1% to 2% of all national solar jobs.

NCSEA's methodology for estimating jobs is different, and more conservative, than the Solar Foundation's method.Anchor  Despite these differences in methodology, the Solar Foundation estimate of 1% to 2% of all national solar jobs being in North Carolina appears to be a reasonable, if not slightly low estimate based on the results from NCSEA's 2010 North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census - which reported solar FTEs equivalent to 1.5% of the Solar Foundation’s national total.


NCSEA Releases Its 2010 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

October 14, 2010 9:55 AM | Posted By: Julie Robinson, Director of Government Affairs

GREEN ENERGY JOBS & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO GROW IN NORTH CAROLINA

Despite recession, state’s green energy economy continues rapid growth

RALEIGH– North Carolina’s emerging green energy economy continues to provide diverse employment for people of all skill levels and educational backgrounds in every region of our state. The emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency industries have expanded rapidly in recent years, despite one of the longest and most severe recessions in our nation’s history. Further expansion is expected in 2011, which will be driven by increasing consumer demand, the on-going implementation of North Carolina’s energy policies, and additional venture capital infusions.

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) today released the 2010 North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census, which estimates12,500 green energy jobs exist across the state and verifies firms maintain a presence in all 100 counties of North Carolina.  NCSEA, which is the only organization in the nation that conducts an annual statewide survey of sustainable energy firms, uses the survey to examine timely policy questions impacting the growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency firms.

Click here to download the full report.

Click here to download the press release.

Click here to download the powerpoint presentation.


2010 Industries Census Preview: Sustainable Energy Jobs Continue to Increase in NC

October 7, 2010 2:00 PM | Posted By: Paul Quinlan, Deputy Director & Strategic Projects & Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) will release its 2010 NC Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census next week – stay tuned for this exciting and useful information on North Carolina’s developing green energy economy! The third annual jobs report will identify the current number of sustainable energy jobs in North Carolina, as well as the industry’s economic impact, business activity and focus breakdowns, anticipated job growth for 2011, and other interesting findings and trends.

NCSEA’s staff is completing the final report now; however, we would like to share some initial important findings and trends, which are positively impacting our citizens, businesses, and all communities across North Carolina...


Census Participants Assess North Carolinas Prospects in the Renewable and Efficiency Arenas

September 24, 2010 10:00 AM | Posted By: Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis

This past July and August NCSEA administered the Annual North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census.  The Census was distributed to over 1,000 North Carolina companies.  Over 50% of the companies took the time to send in their completed census and comments, and another 25% contacted NCSEA to let us know they were unable to participate this year.

Over the next several weeks as the census report is being written, NCSEA is pleased to be able to share some important trends that we are seeing.  Please make sure to check back in late October for the final Census report which will include detailed breakdowns and analysis of these trends, as well as the employment and revenue impacts of renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in North Carolina over the past year.


2009 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industries Census

October 11, 2009 3:13 PM | Posted By: Rich Crowley, Director of Market Research & Spatial Analysis

NORTH CAROLINA’S GREEN ENERGY ECONOMY CONTINUES RAPID GROWTH, DESPITE RECESSION

 
Firms employ 10,250 workers, maintain a presence in all 100 North Carolina counties and generate more than $3.5 billion in annual revenue
 

CHARLOTTEThe North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) has released the 2009 North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census, which identified 10,250 green energy jobs in all 100 counties of North Carolina. The annual report was released at NCSEA’s forum, “Growing North Carolina’s Green Energy Economy: Learning, Connecting & Creating Opportunities Together,” which was held at the Charlotte Convention Center on Friday, October 9 with close to 400 attendees from across the state. Click here to download the full report.


2008 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Industry Census

November 12, 2008 10:00 AM | Posted By: Paul Quinlan, Deputy Director & Strategic Projects
NCSEA: NC's EMERGING GREEN ENERGY ECONOMY EMPLOYS 6,400+, GREATER GROWTH PREDICTED
RALEIGH - On November 12, 2008, NCSEA released two new reports, which detail the economic impact of the new green energy economy in North Carolina. The findings are published in the "2008 NC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industry Census” and “Economic Analysis of the NC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard."

After passing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) in August 2007, North Carolina is now a leader in the Southeast in the emerging new energy economy - and we can take a leading role at the national level.

 
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