The town of Matthews is exploring a partnership with an Asheville-based company to bring electric-vehicle charging stations to the community.
Brightfield Transportation Solutions is offering to install charging stations for free in towns. The goal is to provide such stations…
Added by Ron Townley on December 6, 2013 at 1:51pm —
Funding will be provided to rural electric cooperatives and utilities – the majority of which already have energy efficiency programs in place – who will then re-lend the money to help homeowners or businesses make energy efficiency improvements. In addition to energy audits, the loans may be used for upgrades to heating, lighting and insulation, and conversions to more efficient or renewable energy sources.
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on December 4, 2013 at 12:32pm —
From the Watauga Democrat:
Boone's only operating brewery, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, announced Tuesday that it will acquire North Carolina Natural Energy Inc. and begin public trading as a craft brewery...
The brewery utilizes American-made brewing equipment, offsets electricity usage with a 5kW solar array, donates spent grain to local farms and donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofits.
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on December 4, 2013 at 11:53am —
Good news for NC biofuels industry!
A biofuel refinery, the first of its kind in the United States, will produce ethanol from wild grasses and other energy crops near Clinton, about 65 miles southeast of Raleigh.
The planned refinery, which is scheduled to begin producing biofuel in 2016, culminates an intensive effort to make ethanol from plants other than corn. The Italian developer, Biochemtex, operates a similar biorefinery in Italy and is planning to license other such… Continue
Added by Ron Townley on December 3, 2013 at 10:43am —
Schletter, a worldwide leader in photovoltaic mounting systems, held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the company's new North American headquarters in Shelby on Nov. 14. The Shelby facility is currently operational as production of solar mounting systems and custom sheet metal fabrication began this past summer. Expansion of the original structure is complete with 140,000 square feet of highly-automated manufacturing space and administrative… Continue
Added by Ron Townley on December 2, 2013 at 4:15pm —
This is a regional project to grown non-GMO canola oil, refine it and distribute it among area restaurants, and recapture it for manufacture into biodiesel.
Added by Ron Townley on November 22, 2013 at 10:48am —
Duke Energy's renewable-energy plan is online at duke-energy.com.
Added by Ron Townley on November 21, 2013 at 5:57pm —
Solar panels could soon sprout over Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s parking decks and between runways, making the airport one of the largest solar energy producers in the state.
The airport put out its request for proposals…
Added by Ron Townley on November 21, 2013 at 5:53pm —
Join recycling professionals from across the southeast at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina beginning Monday, March 31 through Thursday, April 3, 2014. Mark your calendars and plan to join us!
Registration is now open! Over the next few weeks, we will announce further details about the conference program content. Meanwhile, review this newsletter and our conference website for Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities. Don't forget, February 7, 2014 is the… Continue
Added by Ron Townley on November 21, 2013 at 5:50pm —
RALEIGH – Recycling jobs in North Carolina’s private sector have increased by nearly 12 percent since 2010 as recycling businesses in the Tar Heel State continue to grow and thrive, according to a study released today by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
“Recycling is an important initiative to support manufacturers and reduce our long-term dependence on landfills,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “The continued, strong growth of recycling as an… Continue
Added by Ron Townley on November 21, 2013 at 5:46pm —
Added by Matt Raker on November 15, 2013 at 2:22pm —
Register to attend NCSEA's 2013 "Making Energy Work: Welcome to the Evolution" conference, to be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on November 5th and 6th. "Making Energy Work" is a "must attend" event for anyone in the clean energy industry, and this year's conference promises to be the best one yet!
The focus this year is on emerging technology,…
Added by Dan E. Kincaid on October 15, 2013 at 12:07pm —
From High Country Press:
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Appalachian State University Solar Decathlon: Europe Team continued construction on “Maison Reciprocite.” Around 8:30 a.m., the walls of the structure began to be assembled onto the completed flooring components of the building, in keeping with the timeline for the project...…
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on October 11, 2013 at 2:35pm —
The NC PEV Taskforce is hosting its Fall Implementation Summit in Conover, NC on October 24th. We have some exciting speakers lined up including:
- Cornelius Willingham, EV Operations Manager, at Nissan North America
- Jim Chen, Policy Director and Associate General Counsel at Tesla Motors
- Trina Ozer Matta,…
Added by Ron Townley on October 8, 2013 at 2:58pm —
Dave Erb will be speaking about "Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating" on Tuesday, 15 October from 4:30-6:00pm, in Room 206 of the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville. The talk is this month's installment in the Center's on-going STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Lecture Series. It's free and open to the public. Please tell your friends. Details at … Continue
Added by Dan E. Kincaid on October 3, 2013 at 5:30pm —
From the Charlotte Business Journal by John Downey, Senior Staff Writer.
Working out a proposed new “green energy tariff” for large industrial and commercial customers proved more difficult than expected, putting Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) more than two months behind on a plan it hoped to file in July.
Added by Patrick Harper on October 2, 2013 at 2:07pm —
From SYNC - N.C. Department of Commerce
The N.C. State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved a deal on Sept. 26 that expands the ports' profile in the highly competitive wood pellet industry.
The agreement between the ports and WoodFuels could allow for construction of a wood pellet export facility at the Port of Morehead City. According to terms of the agreement, WoodFuels would finance and build a $25 million export facility at the… Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on October 2, 2013 at 1:52pm —
Biodiesel producers remain profitable despite a recent drop in prices for the green fuel. An analysis from Scott Irwin and Darrel Good with the University of Illinois shows that several factors, including an uncertain future of federal tax credits and a drop in soybean oil prices. There are likely two explanations for the current spike [in profits]. First, diesel blenders once again are motivated to incentivize an increase in the production of biodiesel during 2013 to take advantage of the… Continue
Added by Ron Townley on September 25, 2013 at 6:49pm —
A fun talk to get the creative juices flowing.
Jennifer Granholm - A clean energy proposal - race to the top.
Added by Ron Townley on September 23, 2013 at 9:23am —
BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist
September 30 - October 4, 2013
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Raleigh SW, Raleigh, NC
Added by Ron Townley on September 19, 2013 at 1:17pm —