Reducing Energy Requirements from the Start

Originally published in August 2021 – Clean Energy Storyteller.  For many decades now, homebuilders have employed the use of wood or metal framing when constructing the structural framework of a project.  While these traditional methods have their advantages, and while advancements have been made on increasing the performance of stud framed homes, the potential for…

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Equitable Transportation: Why It Matters

Originally published in June 2021 – Clean Energy Storyteller. Coauthored by Janelle Martin and Chris Maxwell.   Communities of color are generally left out of the conversation when it comes to e-mobility. Most people think of Elon Musk/Tesla or see dollar signs when they hear the term electric vehicle (EV). But how do black, brown, and…

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Ride Along with Chris Maxwell

Originally published in June 2021 – Clean Energy Storyteller. Coauthored by Janelle Martin and Chris Maxwell.   With last month’s national gas shortage, the conversation regarding the importance of electric vehicles (EVs) is greater than ever before. According to Cox Automotive, the interest for EVs skyrocketed where 50% of consumers indicated they were suddenly more interested…

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North Carolina’s Energy Star

This article was originally published in the February issue of NCSEA’s Clean Energy Storyteller. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of North Carolina’s stellar leaders in clean energy, Starlette Hodge. Our Executive Director Ward Lenz initially brought her work to my attention, naming her “one of his favorite people.”…

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Energy Futurist Carl Wilkins

This article was originally published in the February issue of NCSEA’s Clean Energy Storyteller. Having grown up in a conservative family, the importance of saving things, whether it be food or water, was always a personal value of Carl Wilkins. Conserving energy was no different. This value prompted a natural curiosity for the future for…

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