Energy Efficiency Creates Jobs in North Carolina

Building efficiency and energy storage are creating jobs in North Carolina, according to the 2014 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census, which showed about 25 percent annual job growth in clean energy overall since 2012, outpacing growth of other industries in the state. Ivan Urlaub, executive director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy … [Read more...]

We Want Access to Homeowners’ Data: Smart Grid Companies

In response to requests from smart grid companies and homeowners who want to save energy, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association wants to make homeowner data available from utilities. Listen to the podcast with Betsy McCorkle, director of government affairs, to learn how the organization is working to make this happen. … [Read more...]

Group Fights Impulsive Removal of Efficient Building Codes & Wins

An impulsive rollback of efficient building codes in North Carolina didn't stick for long--thanks to the efforts of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Commission and others. In 2012, North Carolina put in place building codes that called for homes to be about 15% more efficient, said Betsy McCorkle, director of government affairs, NCSEA. But … [Read more...]