Archive for June 2016
June Giga-Thought: Better Policies Needed for our Growing Energy Economy
By Robert “Tate” Rust, Waterfurnace International, Territory Manager Since the expiration of North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit (RE ITC) in 2015, many things have changed. South Carolina approved a tax incentive for any individual or business installing geothermal ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and Virginia appears to be on their way to something…Read More
The Truth on Wind Power: Myth vs. Fact
In 2015, wind energy was the number one source of newly installed electric power capacity in the United States. According to the American Wind Energy Association, there are approximately 1,000 utility scale wind projects – which represent 74,512 megawatts (MW) and over 48,800 wind turbines – installed across 40 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam. There…Read More
NCSEA statement: Gov. McCrory announces 155 new manufacturing jobs for Halifax Co.
NCSEA applauds the work of Governor McCrory, Secretary of Commerce Skvarla, legislators, local elected officials and others who worked to bring SWELECT solar manufacturing to Halifax, NC. This new renewable energy manufacturer will add 155 new jobs to the existing 26,000+ clean energy jobs located in all regions across North Carolina and will continue bolstering…Read More