A Squeaky Clean Conversation: Episode 74: Raising the Roof on NC’s Residential Solar Market 

On the latest episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, host Matt Abele sat down with Lauren Bowen, Senior Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), to shed light on the quickly evolving rooftop solar market in North Carolina. What’s going on with new rate structure proposals? Can homeowners’ associations (HOAs) limit residential rooftop…

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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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Member Highlight: Community Housing Partners Drives Weatherization in Virginia 

This article features one of NCSEA’s members, Community Housing Partners (CHP). While CHP offers a wide range of services, this article primarily focuses on their Energy Solutions division, including weatherization. We spoke with Everett Brubaker and Chase Counts from the organization to learn more about their work focused on affordable housing solutions. Along with his…

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In Focus: NC GreenPower’s Solar+ Schools Program 

NC GreenPower and Edgecombe Early College staff and students stand in front of an installed solar system funded by the Solar+ Schools Program (Photo Credit: NC GreenPower)  NC GreenPower  NCSEA had the opportunity to talk with Katie Lebrato, Marketing Communications Director at NC GreenPower, a close partner organization of NCSEA.  Headquartered in Raleigh, NC GreenPower…

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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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Celebrating Pride Month: Highlighting Out in Energy, a Network for LGBTQI+ Professionals in the Energy Sector

In celebration of Pride Month, NCSEA is elevating the ongoing need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Zack Strauss, founder of Out in Energy, to learn more about the professional network for Lesbian, Gay,…

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NCSEA Recognizes and Remembers Juneteenth

Just last year, the U.S. government enacted legislation designating Juneteenth as an official federal holiday. The team at NCSEA was pleased to see this recognition come to fruition, especially in light of the injustices that have taken place over the past couple of years stemming from the death of George Floyd. As we take 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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