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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Driving Forces in NC: Investing Volkswagen Mitigation Program Funds into Equal Access of Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure 

This feature highlights the importance of including low-to- moderate income households and underserved communities in the process of decarbonizing North Carolina’s transportation sector. In particular, the article focuses on the implications that recent funding and state mandates have on these communities. A broader discussion on the topic can be found in this NCSEA article. The…

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Highland Brewing: Sustainable Brewing in the Mountains

This article features the story of Highland Brewing and its dedication to quality and sustainability for nearly three decades. Learn more about the role of clean energy in NC while enjoying a pint from Asheville’s first brewery at NCSEA’s Clean Energy in the Mountains event on May 19, 2022!  Highland’s 324kW DC solar array nestled…

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The Road to Decarbonization: Electrifying NC’s Transportation Sector

NCSEA was thrilled to host our first in-person event in nearly two years after the recent pandemic put a pause on face-to-face gatherings. On March 24, attendees spent an engaging evening discussing the budding electric vehicle (EV) market in North Carolina. The topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), cross-sector collaboration, and education were all…

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Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

This feature is part of NCSEA’s ongoing focus on diversity in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. In this article, we highlight some of the notable Arab American figures who have impacted the energy sector in and around the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  …

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