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NC Regulators Weigh in on Duke's Resource Plan, Process for Carbon Reduction Plan

North Carolina Commission issued two orders setting 2022 up as a pivotal year in the state's clean energy transition.

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North Carolina's HB 951: Improved but still problematic

New revisions to HB 951 improve on the controversial North Carolina legislation. The intent behind the bill is clear: reduce carbon, move toward performance-based rate regulation, reduce the financial burden to customers…

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Bi-Directional Charging: Engaging with Leaders and the Community to Charge Forward with Smart EV Policy

One opportunity with electric transportation is bi-directional charging. This is very much what it sounds like: energy flows from a building to a vehicle. When prompted, that energy can flow back from…

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NC Governor Leads With Executive Order for Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind can play a critical role in our clean energy transformation. By issuing Executive Order 218, Governor Cooper committed to helping North Carolinians achieve major economic and environmental benefits from offshore…

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Utilities Can Help North Carolina's Electric Vehicle Market Catch Up (Part 3)

As electric vehicles increasingly displace gas and diesel vehicles, the energy that fuels transportation shifts from petroleum to electricity. North Carolina utilities have accelerated transportation electrification investments to spur EV market growth.

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As Solarize Asheville-Buncombe County Looks to Expand Crowd-Sourced Solar, We Examine the Impacts of SACE's Solar System in Asheville

SACE installed solar at our Asheville office in 2014 as part of 'Solarize Asheville.' A new effort to Solarize Asheville-Buncombe kicks off tomorrow. So we'd like to share an update. The SACE…

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The Pandemic Effect - Efficiency Performance and Energy Affordability Challenges in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic made energy bills even more unaffordable for families in the Southeast, while utility energy efficiency programs also took a hit. New data shows how the response taken by each…

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President Biden Boosts Offshore Wind

President Biden unveiled his plan to begin harnessing the power of offshore wind energy this week.

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Duke Energy's future plans for the Carolinas: build new gas, let customers foot the bill

In even years, Duke Energy is required to complete a full Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for its two utilities in the Carolinas: Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP). For…

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Supportive Public Policies will Drive North Carolina's Electric Vehicle Market (Part 2)

The EV market is at an inflection point. Now is the moment to implement supportive public policies to get more electric cars, trucks, and buses on the road to reduce climate emissions,…