Unlocking the Potential of Solar Leasing in North Carolina

  North Carolina’s transition to a fully decarbonized electricity sector can be greatly accelerated through the untapped potential of a more inclusive and accessible financial model: solar leasing.  Solar leasing offers a great way to expand access to photovoltaic (PV) systems by avoiding significant upfront costs, credit challenges/hurdles, and large capital investments made by homeowners.…

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A Remarkable Transformation: Utility-Scale Solar Set to Surpass Coal in North Carolina’s Electricity Generation 

North Carolina’s energy landscape is on the brink of a remarkable milestone as utility-scale solar emerges as a dominant force, poised to overtake coal in the state’s net electricity generation. In this blog post, we explore the data behind this transformative shift, highlighting the impressive decline of coal and the ascending trajectory of solar in…

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Keeping Housing Affordable: The Status of Building Codes in NC 

Interior view of a house under construction home framing Over the course of the past two years, the building experts at the NC Building Code Council, an appointed council charged with establishing codes and standards for the built environment in the state, have been weighing potential updates to North Carolina’s energy, fuel, and mechanical building…

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A Squeaky Clean Conversation: Ep. 80: Aligning Customer & Utility Interests: Lessons from PG&E’s Shortcomings 

On the 80th episode of the podcast, we brought on reporter Katherine Blunt from The Wall Street Journal to unearth the issues that arise when a utility neglects grid maintenance and community resilience in pursuit of profits. We covered how a series of regulatory and corporate missteps led to the deadliest wildlife in California’s history.…

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