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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Reducing Energy Requirements from the Start

Originally published in August 2021 – Clean Energy Storyteller.  For many decades now, homebuilders have employed the use of wood or metal framing when constructing the structural framework of a project.  While these traditional methods have their advantages, and while advancements have been made on increasing the performance of stud framed homes, the potential for…

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What You Need to Know About Building Performance and HERS Ratings

What is building performance?  In today’s world, we have grown so accustomed to our built environment that we rarely consider the nuances of the processes that keep all of the essential buildings we use running. One of the only times we may consider all of these moving parts is when we receive our utility bills every month. If you notice your electric bill…

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A Guide to Using Smart Thermostats

In the past few years, smart thermostats have become popular among environmentally-conscious homeowners. With them, homeowners become more energy efficient – making the most out of their HVAC unit while saving energy and money without compromising the comfort level of their home.

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Clean Energy in Appalachia

The Appalachian region encompasses a large region of the United States stretching from the Southern counties of New York all the way to Northern Alabama and Mississippi. This region is historically known for its coal mining practices but is also well-positioned to encourage the shift to a clean energy future.  Over the past few decades, there has been a decrease in the demand for…

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‘Tis the Season for Energy Efficiency!

As the winter season approaches, many people notice an increase in their energy bill. When coupled with other end-of-year expenses, a higher energy bill can be an unwelcomed surprise. Luckily, there are easy and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades you can do around your home to lower your energy bill and conserve energy!   Energy efficiency refers to anything…

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PRESS RELEASE: NCSEA to Collaborate with N.C. Weatherization Assistance Program to Evaluate Services Provided to Low-Income Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jordan Jones jordan@energync.org 602-350-4887 RALEIGH, N.C., March 12, 2020 – North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association today announces that it has been selected by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to lead a project to evaluate the impact of home improvement services provided by the N.C. Weatherization Assistance Program (NCWAP). The…

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2018 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census Illustrates Importance of Clean Energy for North Carolina’s Economy

RALEIGH, N.C., June 20, 2019— North Carolina’s diverse Clean Energy Industry now boasts over $14 billion in revenue, 43,238 jobs, and over 1,700 firms according to the 2018 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census, released today by North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Since NCSEA pioneered the first state-based Clean Energy Industry Census in 2008,…

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