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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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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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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Celebrating 50 Episodes: Squeaky Clean & Gov. Cooper

On June 10, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) released its milestone 50th episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Get the Scoop on Clean Energy with Gov. Cooper,” where host Matt Abele conducted an exclusive interview with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on the progress of NC’s Clean Energy Plan from 2018 and his newest Executive Order 218 which states NC’s…

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SCEP: Episode 49 – What’s in Store(age)?

The Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast released its 49th episode, titled “What’s in Store(age) for North Carolina,” spotlighting North Carolina’s unique opportunity to support the onshoring of lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle manufacturing. In recent years, energy storage technology has become significantly cheaper, making it a viable accompaniment to popular renewable options, like wind and solar energy. While energy storage options range from mechanical to thermal, lithium-ion batteries have become the…

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NCSEA Files Proposed Order in EV Pilot Docket

Today, the NCSEA regulatory team submitted a Proposed Order in the docket for Duke Energy’s Application for Approval of Proposed Electric Transportation Pilot. As a reminder, Duke Energy originally filed their Application in March 2019, and NCSEA filed Initial Comments in July. You can read a summary of our Initial Comments on our blog. While the…

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NCSEA Files Initial Comments in EV Pilot Docket

Last Friday, the NCSEA regulatory team submitted Initial Comments on Duke Energy’s Application for Approval of Proposed Electric Transportation Pilot. Duke Energy originally filed their Application in late March, and the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) called on intervenors to submit comments by July 5.   In their Application, Duke Energy proposed an Electric Transportation Pilot with a number of goals including but not limited to:  More comprehensively…

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