RALEIGH – Earlier today, legislation was introduced in the NC General Assembly which seeks to undo comprehensive, compromise energy legislation that was passed in 2007 with overwhelming bipartisan support. House Bill 298, sponsored by NC Representatives Mike Hager, Jeff Collins, Marilyn Avila, George Cleveland, and Justin Burr, would eliminate North Carolina’s commitment to introducing advanced energy strategies into the heavily monopolized electric utility sector. The North Carolina…Continue
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Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed legislation on Sunday that would have paved the way for North Carolina to drill for natural gas through a water and chemical intensive process known as fracking. It is the Democratic governor’s third veto of major Republican-backed legislation — all in the past four days.
Perdue said in a statement that she did not think the legislation went far enough to protect the environment.
“I support energy policies that create jobs and lower costs for…
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Calling All Clean Energy Supporters
Recent clean energy policies are coming under attack by several NC legislators. NCSEA's Registered Lobbyists, Julie Robinson & Tom Bean, reach out to legislators each week. But we need you and other clean energy supporters to help educate them…Continue
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As part of a project tracking more than 400 pieces of state legislation, the USGBC recently released the 2011 Advancing Green Building Policy in the States report highlighting 30 wins for green building across 22 states. The report is designed as a tool to fuel ideas for future legislative sessions for policymakers, advocacy groups and others.The 2011 NC green…Continue
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On Friday, June 24, 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue signed SB 708 into law and, with it, approved a new Energy Conservation Code for the residential and commercial buildings in North Carolina. This new code, the fruit of over two years of work, will save home and business owners money on their monthly energy bills and help retain and create jobs in every region of our state. It delivers significant improvements in insulation levels, window performance and building…Continue
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Let legislators know how their actions impact your job, your business, your community, and our state's economy!
After weeks of rumors and speculation, …Continue
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The UNC School of Government recently posted a great article identifying best practices for marketing energy finance programs and maximizing participation levels. The study is based on a profile of 14 energy efficiency finance programs across the US. Visit the SOG Community and Economic Development blog for a copy of the full article and link to the report.
Recently, local governments have been hearing…Continue
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U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced legislation this week that includes a 25% renewable energy standard among other strong provisions for domestic alternative energy.
The Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies (SAFEST) Act would establish renewable energy and energy-efficiency…Continue
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The United States needs to more than triple its spending on energy research, development and demonstration projects, from about $5 billion now to $16 billion, and should institute a strategic review of national energy policy every four years, an advisory group of scientists and engineers said in a report to President Obama this week.
The United States lags behind other industrialized countries in public…
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