NC Utilities Commission’s Carbon Plan Order 

The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued its first Carbon Plan order on December 30, 2022, after more than a year of proceedings. The process was directed by HB951, which required NCUC to take “all reasonable steps” to achieve 70 percent carbon emissions reductions from 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The following article,…

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NCSEA’s 2022 End of Year Review

2022 was a big year for North Carolina and the growth of the clean energy sector. We saw an unprecedented amount of federal funding, historic private investment announcements in the state, and a groundswell of momentum created through various executive orders and regulatory actions. The year was a busy one for NCSEA— we expanded our…

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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 Highlight: 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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