Proposed Energy Efficiency Standard Change Draws Response From Data Center Giants

Google, Facebook and Apple have jumped into a controversy in North Carolina that focuses on a proposed energy efficiency standard change. These giants own data centers in Rutherford, Lenoir and Catawba counties valued at about $2.7 billion in investments and 200 jobs. Their investments include green data centers and solar energy. For example, … [Read more...]

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...]

A New Day for Energy Efficiency in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued an important ruling this week that reaffirms the importance of energy efficiency as the fastest and cheapest way to reduce pollution from fossil fuels, protect the health of our families and promote our economy. The ruling approved a new “shared savings" program that allows Duke Energy to make … [Read more...]