Archive for April 2016

April Giga-Thought: Certification of Regulatory Professionals: Why Not?

CERTIFICATION OF REGULATORY PROFESSIONALS: WHY NOT? By Scott Hempling[1] Accountants, architects, barbers, cosmetologists, crane operators, dentists, docking masters, doctors, electricians, engineers, foresters, home inspectors, interior designers, landscape architects, lawyers, land surveyors, pilots, plumbers, private detectives, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, security systems technicians, security guards and tax preparers. These are among the professions my…

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Action Alert: Support the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act

An opportunity to enact provisions of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act has presented itself in the form of the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill which is now being considered on the U.S. Senate floor. “The BTU Act allows renewable biomass thermal energy to qualify for the same federal tax credits that wind and solar have…

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NCSEA Statement on North Carolina House Bill 2

Like numerous other organizations operating inside and outside of North Carolina, the NC Sustainable Energy Association has concerns about the State’s recently-enacted House Bill 2. Our organization values and strives for inclusiveness because it is right; moreover, it is good for business. If recent actions by many across the country are any indication, this legislation…

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Update: NCSEA Statement on Renewable Energy Safe Harbor Law

One-Year Extension for Clean Energy Projects Completed in 2016 Would Generate Up to $3 Billion in Additional Investments Update: As predicted, not all of the renewable energy projects that originally filed for the Safe Harbor provision met the development threshold in the law by March 1, 2016. According to the NC Department of Revenue, of…

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