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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In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Kristal Hansley is the first female African American CEO within the community solar industry in the United States. She is the founder of WeSolar, a community solar company located in Baltimore, that…

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In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    André Taylor is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. André’s research areas include nanoscale assembly, electrocatalyst synthesis,…

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In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Jason Carney is the founder and CEO of Energy Electives and President of the Tennessee Solar Energy Association. Jason also works to bring solar energy education to communities of color.   Jason wasn’t always aware of…

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In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    Born as Hazel Reid in 1937, Hazel O’Leary became the first African American and the first woman to hold the position of United States Secretary of Energy.  Hazel was…

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As the winter season approaches, many people notice an increase in their energy bill. When coupled with other end-of-year expenses, a higher energy bill can be an unwelcomed surprise. Luckily, there are easy and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades you can do around your home to lower your energy bill and conserve energy!   Energy efficiency refers to anything…

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Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There are many important issues that need to be considered when casting your vote, but the intention of this blog post is to focus on how clean energy policies and regulations can be impacted by federal, state, and local elections.  Federal  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a federal, independent executive agency with offices…

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The environmental and economic benefits of clean energy have been well documented. However, not everyone experiences these benefits equally. As discussed in our July blog post, racial discrepancies have an impact on who is more likely to receive the benefits of clean energy, but geographic location also plays a role in determining who benefits. The…

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