A new energy efficient display to get you in the holiday spirit is now up in Winston-Salem. A solar powered Advent wreath turns on every evening at dusk with another candle being lit on Sunday until the last candle is lit on Christmas day.
The oversized, solar-powered Advent wreath in the…Continue
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Recieved an email today about this job opening in Greensboro.
Solar Sales Consultant Position
We have recently opened our first North Carolina franchise, in Greensboro, and are looking for an additional Technical Sales Engineer to join our team. The franchise will be focusing on residential and small commercial solar solutions.
We are seeking a motivated and accomplished individual with a strong interest…
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New innovation fund to help rural and tribal areas tackle distressed housing and concentrated poverty
HUD’s new Rural Innovation Fund offers grants of up to $2 million to support innovative housing and economic development activities. Eligible applicants include federally recognized Indian tribes, state housing finance agencies (HFAs), state community development agencies, local rural non-profit organizations, community development corporations, or consortia of these…Continue
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The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 extends for one year the tax credits provided to residential and commercial property owners for installing electric vehicle charging stations. Residential owners can receive a tax credit up to $1,000 for installing a home charging station while commercial property owners can qualify for a tax credit for up to $30,000 for installing fast charging stations.
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National Wildlife Foundation report says state has “great potential” to harness wind energy.
North Carolina is poised to be an East Coast leader in offshore wind power. According to a report recently released by the National Wildlife Federation, “There is great potential for…
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There is important Clean Energy legislation sitting on President Obama's desk, today: As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act 2010, there are vital aspects of this senate bill which will extend tax credits for the production of biofuels, alternative fuels, energy efficient new homes, and energy efficient new appliances!
In addition to these extensions, the bill extends the deadline for beginning construction for the section 1603 grant for one year.
This tax bill was passed…Continue
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"JEFFERSON-The Industrial Technology and Engineering Club (ITEC) of Wilkes Community College debuted its electric vehicle project recently at WCC's Ashe campus. "While most of the work has been completed over the past 6 months, this has been a 2-year process that will continuously evolve," said Chris Bare, advisor for ITEC and instructor for the Ashe Campus Applied Engineering Technology department. "Funding will determine future projects; however, we've received amazing support for the EV…Continue
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U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today (Dec 16, 2010) the Department is accepting applications for up to $184 million over three to five years to accelerate the development and deployment of new efficient vehicle technologies that will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, save drivers money, and limit carbon pollution. Projects will span the broad spectrum of technology approaches, including advanced materials, combustion research, hybrid electric systems, fleet efficiency,…Continue
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The SBTDC (www.sbtdc.org) will be adding yet another member in their Charlotte office as part of their technology commercialization team to primarily (not solely) provide focused services to companies developing energy/green/clean technology innovations. If you know of potential candidates with business mentoring skills and knowledge of technology commercialization, please direct them to:…Continue
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The first Chevrolet Volts left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on Monday destined for initial retail launch markets. Customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York could receive the world’s first-and-only electric vehicle with extended-range capability in the next few days.…Continue
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The results of today's (12/14/10) meeting are in!
The North Carolina Building Code Council decided Tuesday to order the increase in home energy efficiency and to consider changes to building standards that could cut building costs by 15 percent. Commercial buildings would be required to meet a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency...
Read more and watch news story…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on December 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
CANCUN, MEXICO -- Difficult talks in Cancun ended on Saturday morning with a highly praised "balanced" framework for a future climate pact, exceeding the low expectations established for the outcome and paving the way for a legal deal next year.
"Cancún has done its job," said UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. "The beacon of hope has been reignited and faith in the multilateral climate change process to deliver results has been restored."…Continue
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This program provides support for fundamental research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable or bio-based resources that are abundant in the U.S. Priority will be given to activities that focus on one or more of the following sustainable energy technology areas: biofuels,…Continue
The Community Foundation offers Opportunity Grants of up to $7,000 to help organizations implement projects that will improve their services. Applications are due February 1, 2011 and must focus on one of the following result areas: 1) Assisting people in need 2) Building community and economic vitality 3) Improving educational opportunities 4) Promoting quality health 5) Advancing the arts 6) Enhancing our natural environment. For more information on this opportunity,…Continue
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Check out how a city of 80,000 in Southern Sweden use no oil, coal or natural gas to heat their city. Instead they use waste products from agriculture and wood pellets; both of which are renewable and WNC has in abundance.Continue
North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until Jan. 12, 2011, to apply for one of up to 65 paid state government internships available for summer 2011.
This summer, the State Government Internship Program is offering positions funded by the N.C. Student Energy Internship and Fellowship…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on December 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
Asheville, NC – December 8, 2010 – In January 2011 New Life Children’s Orphanage and Rescue Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will host sustainable economic development nonprofit United for a Sustainable America (USA), media production company American Green…Continue
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