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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How the Election Can Influence Energy Policy

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There are many important issues that need to be considered when casting your vote, but the intention of this blog post is to focus on how clean energy policies and regulations can be impacted by federal, state, and local elections.  Federal  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a federal, independent executive agency with offices…

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STATEMENT: Duke Energy Files 2020 IRPs

Earlier this week, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) filed their 2020 Integrated Resource Plans (IRP) with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). As a reminder, the Duke Energy (Duke) and Dominion utilities in North Carolina are required to submit new IRPs to the NCUC for approval. IRPs are, in short, a utility’s plan for meeting forecasted…

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NCSEA’s statement on the Currituck County Solar Ban

It is unfortunate that Currituck County residents will miss out on future jobs and land-lease payments from additional local solar development. The recent move to ban new solar projects from coming to the area shuts the door on the millions of dollars* in economic development and increased property tax revenues generated by existing Currituck County…

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