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North Carolina Senate Republicans File Bill to Extend the Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit


Senate Bill 447 Would Continue Expansion of NC’s Clean Energy Economy

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, today applauds Republicans Senator Brent Jackson (R-10), Senator Jeff Tarte (R-41) and Senator Fletcher Hartsell (R-36) and the bill’s co-sponsors for filing legislation to extend the Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit (REITC) for North Carolina renewable energy investments.


Leading Marine Scientists Sound Alarm on Destructive Oil and Gas Airgun Exploration in Atlantic

Earthjustice highlights catastrophic combined effects of industrial airgun blasting and Navy sonar tests

75 of the foremost marine scientists from world-class institutions including Duke, Cornell, the New England Aquarium, Stanford, and the University of North Carolina, sent a letter to the Obama Administration warning of the catastrophic effect of seismic oil and gas exploration on Atlantic marine life.


Statewide Poll Shows Huge Bipartisan Support for Solar Power & Competition in North Carolina

Duke Energy flexing its corporate muscle against Big Biz and public support for Republican-led Energy Freedom Bill

For the second time in recent weeks, voters across North Carolina’s political spectrum have signaled overwhelming support for solar power and the right to competition instead of remaining captive to Duke Energy’s monopoly.  A poll conducted last week shows that by more than five-to-one, voters “support legislation to allow customers to buy power directly from solar companies.”


New Survey of More Than 50 North American Public Power Utility Leaders Identifies Top Trends and Investment Priorities for 2015

Survey reveals that for the second consecutive year, a ‘Need to Show Value from Smart Grid Investments’ tops list of municipal and cooperative utility priorities, Tantalus says

Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid technology, announced the results of its annual Users Conference survey, which asked leaders and representatives from North America’s top public power utilities to address concerns and investment priorities for 2015. The company surveyed more than 50 of its utility customers at the annual Tantalus Users Conference in October, which brought together a record number of Tantalus customers and partners to receive specialized AMI application training and share best practices with utilities from across the country.


While state officials fight it, North Carolina continues down Clean Power path

New analysis by the Natural Resource Defense Council shows that North Carolina's Clean Energy Future is strong. Our analysis shows that by continuing its transition away from coal and meeting the requirements of its clean energy standard, North Carolina will achieve about 90% of the reductions required by the Clean Power Plan with nine years left until the 2030 deadline. And renewed commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy will help the state achieve the goals while generating more jobs and less pollution. So while some naysayers, including the head of North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR), continue to work actively to derail the plan, it will help the state continue on a path it set for itself well over a decade ago.


Prins and Westport award winner for LPG Direct Injection at Warsaw Gas Show 2015

Prins Autogassystemen, a Westport company, won the innovation award for its LPG Direct Injection technology. Westport won the innovation award for its Heavy Duty Diesel Dual Fuel technology that makes it possible to replace a certain amount of diesel with LPG, CNG or LNG. This technology is being used worldwide in heavy duty vehicles up to EuroVI.
Bart van Aerle, CEO of Prins Autogassystemen: "we are very pleased to win again an award for our technologies. We work very close with our partners and with the group companies so we can offer the best of the best to our customers. The awards represent that our technologies are leading and innovative."


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