NC Sustainable Energy Association


North Carolina s electric cooperatives warn of scam affecting consumers & small business owners

September 19, 2014 2:26 PM | Posted By: Allison Eckley, Communications Coordinator

Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014– North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal your money and personal information.

The scammers call customers and say they are “with Duke Energy in Wilmington,” and that they’re handling remote disconnections for cooperatives and other utilities.  They warn that electricity will be disconnected unless they receive payment immediately. The scammers instruct the victims to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak from a local store (sometimes Wal-Mart or CVS) and provide the confirmation number on the receipt to the caller to prevent disconnection.

Funding available for projects reducing transportation-related emissions in NC

September 2, 2014 3:34 PM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

Second call includes up to $1,300,000 available to award

Raleigh, N.C. – (September 2, 2014) The North Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University has announced a final request for proposals for over $1,300,000 in federal 2013-2015 funding to award to governments, business, and/or non-profit applicants for transportation technology related emission reduction projects. The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project is a three year $6.2 million initiative of the NCCETC funded with federal support from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition to providing assistance for emission reduction projects, the CFAT project focuses on activities that include a public education media campaign and developing clean transportation technology and policy training opportunities. Technology project proposals for this call for projects must be submitted to NCCETC by November 03, 2014.                             

Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas announce $5 billion gas pipeline project

September 2, 2014 9:42 AM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

Commission Orders in DEC's Cost Recovery Dockets

August 26, 2014 10:45 PM | Posted By: Kacey Hoover

Commission Orders in DEC's Cost Recovery Dockets

Making Energy Work 2014 Countdown!

August 26, 2014 10:37 PM | Posted By: Victoria Somol

Making Energy Work 2014 Countdown!

Uptown Startup Hub CLT Joules Fuels Clean-Energy Innovation

August 26, 2014 9:46 AM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

Three New Utility-Scale Solar Farms Add 20 MW to North Carolinas Solar Surge

August 20, 2014 11:36 AM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

First Half of $100 Million Q3 2014 Investment in the North Carolina Solar Market Deployed

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year.  A significant portion of the investment responsible for the projects was managed by Washington, D.C.–based solar investment and financing firm, Sol Systems.

ReVenture Park Receives Excellence in Site Reuse Award from EPA Region 4

August 19, 2014 4:19 PM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

Forsite Development Inc. receives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 “Excellence in Site Reuse” award for redeveloping a former Superfund site into ReVenture Park, the region’s first eco-industrial park.

Sustain Charlotte Publishes Inaugural Report Card on the Economic, Environmental and Social Health of Mecklenburg County

August 5, 2014 2:09 PM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

Charlotte, NC (August 5, 2014) - This morning local and county public officials joined Sustain Charlotte in a press conference to announce the public release of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sustainability Report Card: Scoring Our Economic, Environmental, and Social Health. The inaugural quantitative report card marks the first ever independently researched and written report that assesses the current health of the community using 57 metrics spanning nine issues.

New Report Refocusing the Net Metering Debate on Steps to Enable Solar Cost Reductions

August 5, 2014 10:55 AM | Posted By: Kathleen Fleming, Director of Business Development

RALEIGH, NC and BOSTON, MA (August 5, 2014) - Today, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (formerly the N.C. Solar Center) and Meister Consultants Group (MCG) announced the release of  “Rethinking Standby and Fixed Cost Charges: Regulatory & Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar PV Cost Reductions”.