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Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast Episode 87: Short, Sweet, and a Solar Lease

Jun 1, 2023

On a fairly recent episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, we travel out to Pembroke, North Carolina (NC), to learn more about a commercial PV system installed for the Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA). Eagle Solar & Light, along with Sunwealth, put together a financial package for the nonprofit, allowing them to install the…

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Former Board Member Feature: Dr. Rubenka Bandyopadhyay on Clean Energy Access

May 16, 2023

As a data and electrical engineer originally from India, Dr. Rubenka Bandyopadhyay has gained an understanding of the critical need for clean energy to power our world and increase energy access. A former member of NCSEA’s board, Dr. Bandyopadhyay shares her perspective on creating an inclusive energy transition.   Energy as a Piece of the…

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A Squeaky Clean Conversation: Ep. 80: Aligning Customer & Utility Interests: Lessons from PG&E’s Shortcomings 

May 4, 2023

On the 80th episode of the podcast, we brought on reporter Katherine Blunt from The Wall Street Journal to unearth the issues that arise when a utility neglects grid maintenance and community resilience in pursuit of profits. We covered how a series of regulatory and corporate missteps led to the deadliest wildlife in California’s history.…

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Member Highlight: Sugar Hollow Solar— Helping to Grow the Clean Energy Workforce of Tomorrow 

May 1, 2023

NCSEA had the opportunity to sit down with Clary Franko, Chief Operating Officer at Sugar Hollow Solar, to learn more about its leadership growing North Carolina’s rooftop solar market. Specifically, we learned about Sugar Hollow’s priorities in workforce development through its participation in the Steps4Growth program.  A Sugar Hollow Solar rooftop installation in the mountains of…

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Member Highlight: Lucas Tax + Energy Consulting’s Uncommon Work in Clean Energy 

Apr 21, 2023

We talked with Randy Lucas, founder of Lucas Tax + Energy Consulting, about his company’s unique approach to helping clients take advantage of tax credits to become more sustainable. Lucas describes his team as “knowledge-preneurs,” providing education and guidance on available incentives. Lucas, formerly the chair of NCSEA’s Board of Directors, has been a leader…

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Dr. Gloria Shealey: Be Bold and Be Brave in the Energy Space 

Mar 31, 2023

We recently talked with Dr. Gloria Shealey, President and CEO of The Daniele Company, to learn about her experience with sustainable construction and advice for women in the energy field. This feature is part of NCSEA’s celebration of Women’s History Month and our ongoing initiative to elevate exemplary individuals across the clean energy community.   …

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2023 Update on Net Metering in North Carolina

Mar 30, 2023

Solar Choice Net Metering is the future of Solar in North Carolina. from NC Sustainable Energy Asso Last week, the NC Utilities Commission issued a long-awaited order determining the future of compensation for rooftop solar customers in North Carolina. Given the significant changes this decision poses to our rooftop solar installers, customers, and interested stakeholders,…

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Susan Munroe: Engaging with Local Communities to Advance Renewable Energy 

Mar 30, 2023

We had the chance to sit down with Susan Munroe, Community Engagement Manager of Offshore Wind Carolina Long Bay at TotalEnergies, to learn about how she’s engaging local residents across the state in the clean energy transition. This feature is part of NCSEA’s celebration of Women’s History Month and our ongoing focus on elevating exemplary…

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NC Utilities Commission Issues Partial Approval of Rooftop Solar Settlement

Mar 27, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 27, 2022 Media Contacts: Matt Abele, NC Sustainable Energy Association, Kathleen Sullivan, Southern Environmental Law Center, NC Utilities Commission Issues Partial Approval of Rooftop Solar Settlement Order Approves Time-of-Use Rates and Denies Incentives, Leaving More to Be Desired for Rooftop Solar Customers in the State RALEIGH, N.C. – Recently, the NC Utilities…

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Dr. Deb Wojcik: Lifelong Learning to Create Cleantech Connections 

Mar 24, 2023

  Dr. Deb Wojcik is the Director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, a Raleigh-based nonprofit organization that brings together industry, academia, government, and other nonprofits to advance the cleantech economy. She works to understand the needs of stakeholders to facilitate clean energy innovation and adoption of clean energy technologies. We talked with her for…

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Dr. Henry McKoy: Soaring Toward an Equitable Future 

Mar 21, 2023

NCSEA is excited to feature Dr. Henry McKoy, Director of the Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the United States Department of Energy. This feature is part of NCSEA’s ongoing focus on elevating exemplary members of the clean energy community.  A Career Path Focused on Community Impact  Dr. Henry McKoy grew up in…

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Q&A: Unfolding Duke Energy’s Proposed Customer-Facing Programs with NCSEA Regulatory Counsel, Ethan Blumenthal 

Mar 17, 2023

Towards the end of January 2023, Duke Energy filed proposals for its new customer clean energy programs at the NC Utilities Commission. This came after multiple months of stakeholder convenings comprised of numerous advocates, large customers and manufacturers, municipalities, and many others with an interest in seeing the expansion of programs designed for users with…

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Miriam Makhyoun: Ushering in Data-Backed Solutions for the Electricity Market of Tomorrow 

Mar 14, 2023

We recently sat down with Miriam Makhyoun, CEO of EQ Research, to learn more about her career path in clean energy. This feature is part of NCSEA’s celebration of Women’s History Month and our ongoing initiative to elevate exemplary individuals across the clean energy community.  An Evolving Career in Cleaner Energy  Miriam Makhyoun focuses on…

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Mozine Lowe: Educating an Inspired Clean Energy Future

Mar 8, 2023

We recently sat down with Mozine Lowe, Executive Director at the Center for Energy Education, to discuss the role of education and outreach to include more rural communities in the clean energy conversation. This feature is part of NCSEA’s celebration of Women’s History Month and our ongoing focus on elevating exemplary individuals across the clean…

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Dr. Tony Reames: Remaining Optimistic About Energy Justice

Feb 24, 2023

NCSEA is excited to feature Dr. Tony Reames, Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Reames was appointed to this position in the Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity by the Biden Administration in June 2021. He is responsible for developing…

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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) works to enable clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy options for North Carolinians.

Each and every day, we work toward a vision of a North Carolina where the benefits of clean energy, including economic development opportunities, more affordable consumer bills, job growth, market exports, local tax based expansion, and an improved quality of life, are bountiful for all North Carolinians. NCSEA works with its members and partners to transform our state and region's energy system through market innovation and policy advocacy primarily in ten clean energy technology sectors: alternative fuel vehicles (primarily electric vehicles), biogas, energy efficiency, energy storage, geothermal, hydropower/marine, smart grid, solar, and wind.

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