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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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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North Carolina’s entire clean energy industry is mourning the loss of Alex Hobbs, a man who played an instrumental role in creating the clean energy economy we enjoy today. Alex, who passed away on January 31, 2021, had an oversized impact on our state and the entire southeast. “Alex was one of the Board leaders who hired me as NCSEA’s first Policy Director in…

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NCSEA member post by Rebecca Morris, Director of Marketing, Pisgah Energy In 2019, Pisgah Energy was founded by industry veteran, Evan Becka, because he strongly felt that the commercial and industrial solar market was under-served and saw a real need for expertise in developing on-site solar and energy storage projects for schools, government, and businesses.…

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