Celebrating National Clean Energy Week 

NCSEA would like to celebrate National Clean Energy Week (September 26 to 30) in light of all the exciting progress that has been made in our state over the past year. This year also comes with a proclamation from Governor Roy Cooper dedicating this week as North Carolina’s Clean Energy Week. This blog recognizes the…

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Member Spotlight: Sustain Charlotte Connects Residents with a Cleaner, More Vibrant Future

Collaboratively Authored by Lauren Sawyers of Sustain Charlotte  This blog features the impactful work that NCSEA member Sustain Charlotte engages in to achieve its mission of creating a more sustainable future for Charlotte-area residents, focusing on transportation and mobility, the economy, buildings and development, and social equity.  Overview of Sustain Charlotte  Sustain Charlotte is a…

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A Lower-Cost, Lower-Carbon Plan 

After Duke Energy filed its proposed carbon plan with the NC Utilities Commission on May 16, clean energy advocates were given 60 days to digest the nearly 900-page document and prepare other options. For a refresher on interpretations and analysis of Duke’s proposed plan, check out this article. On July 20, North Carolina Sustainable Energy…

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Plugging in: An Update on the Clean Transportation Plan 

Under Executive Order (EO) 246, Governor Cooper established a target of 1.25 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road in North Carolina by 2030. Within that EO, the Governor directed the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to create a Clean Transportation Plan no later than April 2023 outlining recommendations to reach the ZEV targets. This…

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Duke Energy’s Proposed Carbon Plan: NCSEA’s Initial Analysis & Considerations for a Clean Energy Future 

Duke Energy filed its proposed Carbon Plan with the NC Utilities Commission on May 16. This article provides a preliminary analysis of the proposed plan, including projected deadlines, methodologies, and assumptions. Stay tuned for more information and a deeper dive in the coming weeks. Check out this NCSEA article for additional context on the stakeholder…

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Driving Forces in NC: Investing Volkswagen Mitigation Program Funds into Equal Access of Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure 

This feature highlights the importance of including low-to- moderate income households and underserved communities in the process of decarbonizing North Carolina’s transportation sector. In particular, the article focuses on the implications that recent funding and state mandates have on these communities. A broader discussion on the topic can be found in this NCSEA article. The…

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The Road to Decarbonization: Electrifying NC’s Transportation Sector

NCSEA was thrilled to host our first in-person event in nearly two years after the recent pandemic put a pause on face-to-face gatherings. On March 24, attendees spent an engaging evening discussing the budding electric vehicle (EV) market in North Carolina. The topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), cross-sector collaboration, and education were all…

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