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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Episode 53: Flexin’ on Energy Storage

Today, NCSEA released the 53rd episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “ Flexin’ on Energy Storage in North Carolina,” which focuses on the development and delivery of energy storage technology. To highlight North Carolina’s role in this exciting wave of innovation, host Matt Abele speaks with Jason Abiecunas, Vice President of Development at FlexGen about his company’s role in building out the storage economy of the future.   As the…

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Episode 52: Powering More Than Sunscreen

On Thursday, NCSEA released the 52nd episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Zinc  Powering More Than Just Your Sunscreen,” where host Matt Abele investigated the development of zinc storage and its industrial presence in North Carolina.   In his interview with Executive Director Andrew Green and Manager of the Zinc Battery Initiative, Morgan Frederick, from the International Zinc Association, Matt discussed the benefits of zinc storage and the abundance of zinc assets in North…

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SCE Bonus Episode: HOAs & Rooftop Solar

On July 9, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) released a surprise bonus episode of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “Live and Back in Action – HOAs, Rooftop Solar.” For this special live recording, Host Matt Abele went on location to the Amberly Master Community’s 2021 Earth Day Event in Cary, NC where he spoke with NCSEA’s member solar installation…

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Episode 51: Energy Storage

Last Friday, episode 51 of the Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast, “David Roberts on the Future of Energy Storage,” was released. Host Matt Abele interviews former Vox journalist David Roberts who, in December 2020, launched his own energy and politics newsletter called Volts. Roberts explains that Volts “features analysis of the latest research, technologies, and policy debates involved in the quest to leave behind fossil fuels, along…

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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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Celebrating Black History Month: André Taylor

In honor of Black History Month, NCSEA will post a weekly blog post throughout February to honor the contributions African Americans have made towards advancing the clean energy landscape across the United States.    André Taylor is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. André’s research areas include nanoscale assembly, electrocatalyst synthesis,…

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Pisgah Energy Project Expansion

NCSEA member post by Rebecca Morris, Director of Marketing, Pisgah Energy In 2019, Pisgah Energy was founded by industry veteran, Evan Becka, because he strongly felt that the commercial and industrial solar market was under-served and saw a real need for expertise in developing on-site solar and energy storage projects for schools, government, and businesses.…

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Three Years Since HB589 was Signed into Law: How are we Doing?

House Bill 589 (HB589), “Competitive Energy Solutions for NC,” was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) and signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on July 27, 2017. This legislation, the first major piece of comprehensive energy legislation passed in North Carolina since Senate Bill 3 in 2007, was the result of a…

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New EQ Research IRP Tool Shows Southeast Utilities Planning for Solar, Natural Gas Boom

NCSEA member, EQ Research, a North Carolina-based clean energy policy consulting firm, has compiled a comprehensive dataset tracking more than 70 utility Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) filed across the country, called IRP as a Data Service™. IRPs are detailed planning outlooks created by utilities that demonstrate how they will meet future resource needs, typically spanning…

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