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North Carolina’s Electric Transportation Planning Hits High Gear, But the Climb Ahead is Steep

North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, has an ambitious vision to decarbonize the economy, unleash a clean tech job boon, and address the climate crisis - all while centering equity along the way.

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians receives North Carolina's first electric school bus

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are leading the way into a cleaner transportation future to spare our school kids from unhealthy diesel exhaust.

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NC Carbon Plan Update: We Cannot Get Off Track Before We Even Begin

The NCUC must finalize its Carbon Plan by the end of 2022. Here's a summary of the process so far, and some key ways it appears to be breaking down.

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North Carolina's EV Charging Infrastructure Ambitions Just Got a Boost

The North Carolina Utility Commission approved Duke Energy's electric vehicle Make Ready Credit Program that will put the responsibility of bringing electricity to EV charging stations on utilities and not EV charging…

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Setting the Record Straight about Solar Net Metering in North Carolina

This blog post was jointly prepared by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Vote Solar, and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). Shedding Light on the Proposed Next Generation of Rooftop…

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Governor Cooper’s Executive Order Commits NC to Address Climate Change and Build an Equitable Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Economy

Today, January 7, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Executive Order 246, reflecting the energy and transportation leadership we at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and other advocates have called…

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South Carolina Utility Regulators Mandate Duke Plan that Keeps Carbon Flat

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the South Carolina Public Service Commission held a business meeting where the Commissioners approved a directive to Duke Energy on its 2020 Integrated Resource Plans (Dockets 2019-224-E,…

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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…