It’s official: Greenville Utilities Commission’s energy-efficiency program for new home construction actually works, and quite well. Faculty members in the East Carolina University Department of Engineering conducted a study, commissioned by ElectriCities, to examine the effectiveness of Greenville Utilities’ E-300 program.
NC CLEAN PATH 2025
In August 2017, NC WARN published North Carolina Clean Path 2025: Achieving an Economical Clean Energy Future, a plan for quickly transitioning the state’s electricity from fossil fuels to solar, battery storage and enhanced energy efficiency.
Local teams are working around the state to implement the plan. Learn more here. The articles below are either about the NC CLEAN PATH 2025 plan or about similar efforts underway in other places.
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Urge Mr. Rogers to walk his talk The two recent news stories below point to the tremendous need for good decisions. One is very encouraging, the other very disturbing. Please read both, circulate them, and contact Duke CEO Jim Rogers as shown at the end. 1) SOLAR RISING: Some power companies …
Thirteen North Carolina organizations today issued recommendations that would help clean energy play a bigger role in meeting the state’s growing demand for electricity.
A report commissioned by the General Assembly and financed by the state Utilities Commission was made public last month. La Capra Associates, consultants selected by North Carolina’s Environmental Review Commission, showed that we can find renewable sources for 10 percent of the state’s electricity over the next 10 years — a conclusion already reached by many North Carolinians.
As your excellent article (“Your 100-year forecast,” Jan. 30) reflected, despite naysayers like author Michael Crichton, there is broad scientific consensus that global warming is occurring much faster than expected and that the rate is accelerating. Severe impacts are being felt in many places, and climate experts express growing concern about potential “tipping points” and runaway warming.
June 2004 Reducing Power Consumption: Inspiring Stories of Success Subway franchise owner Steve Kaplan is now saving over $20,000 a year in energy costs, simply because he decided to evaluate the energy efficiency of seven of his Subway locations in Oklahoma. He found that by using energy-efficient lighting, he could …
In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put an end to the global warming debate by demonstrating that human-made greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for most, if not all, of the 1.1°F rise in the average global temperature last century and the rapidly increasing rate of warming. Because the production of electricity in fossil fuel-fired power plants accounts for 42% of our greenhouse gas emissions however, we have the power to reduce hazardous air pollution and minimize global warming – with simple, cost-effective energy saving strategies.