North Carolina because the first Southeastern state in the United States to adopt the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. In this, all investor- owned North Carolinian utilities are mandated to meet a minimum of 12.5 percent of their energy requirements via renewable energy resources and/or measures of energy efficiency. For rural electrical cooperatives, as well as municipal electric suppliers, the standard is only ten percent. Since the signing of the standard, North…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on August 18, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments
North Carolina's natural gas industry is pushing ahead with a strategy to promote cars powered by compressed natural gas.
Piedmont Natural Gas has four compressed-gas pumping stations - in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, S.C., and Nashville, Tenn. - and plans to add four or five more in the Carolinas this year, catering initially to fleet vehicles.…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on August 17, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments