The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has just issued an order approving a settlement agreement between NCSEA, Duke Energy, the North Carolina Justice Center, North Carolina Housing Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in Duke Energy’s most recent rate case. This settlement agreement offers opportunities to increase access to clean energy and energy bill support for North Carolina’s low- to moderate-income energy consumers through, among other things, measured…

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Happy Women’s History Month! At NCSEA, we believe that women play a vital role in contributing to and developing the clean energy industry. The women featured in this blog have had a monumental role in shaping the clean energy landscape to what we know today. From designing the first solar-powered house to serving as United States Secretary of Energy, the worldwide clean energy landscape would be drastically different without…

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Today, the North Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC) published a report reflecting a strategic state-wide plan to expand the use of offshore wind in and around the state. The study assesses the opportunities available, the benefits of taking advantage of existing assets, as well as the business potential of offshore wind. The report offers resources…

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Yesterday, NCSEA joined several other parties in submitting comments to the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) in response to Duke Energy’s proposed Integrated Resource Plans (IRP). NCSEA and our partners utilized the expertise of Synapse Energy Economics (Synapse) to evaluate Duke’s IRPs and propose an alternative. The resulting report demonstrates that the plans Duke submitted are not the least-cost option, despite the fact that Duke is obligated by…

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