Green roofs are an increasingly popular feature on new sustainably designed and built structures - managing storm water, reducing air conditioning needs and promoting biodiversity in the process. Because of the additional weight, putting a green roof on an existing building, however, can be challenging - especially in a designated historic district.
Energy leaders from across the country converged on the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC on November 5-6, 2013 to share their ideas and engage on topics related to the finance and technology trends of sustainable energy at the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) annual conference, Making Energy Work. With a crowded docket of pending legislative changes this year, North Carolina has emerged as a major focus for clean energy stakeholders and interested parties worldwide. Keynote speaker Dr. Branko Terzic, formerly a FERC Commissioner and currently with Deloitte, brought an international viewpoint to the conference, discussing global trends and realities that may shed light on developments and opportunities for actors within the state.
Blossman Services Begins Construction on National Autogas Research and Technology Center in Asheville, NC
Blossman Services, Inc. (BSI), a subsidiary of The Blossman Companies, has begun construction on its new Autogas Research and Technology Center located in Asheville NC.
Once completed the world- class center will focus on the testing and development of propane autogas systems and will also provide vehicle technician training.
Utility’s filing with regulators has discrepancies, so hearings are needed to assess impacts on other customers and climate, says NC WARN
Duke Energy’s long-delayed proposal to offer renewable power to its largest business customers is already sowing confusion about key issues – including whether any new clean energy would actually be generated and whether smaller customers would be hit with higher rates. NC WARN is therefore seeking to intervene in the case and is calling on the NC Utilities Commission to order an evidentiary hearing.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of North Carolina’s request to redesignate the Charlotte area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. This action is based on air quality monitoring data for the three-year period of 2008, 2009, and 2010 that meets the standard. The area continues to attain this standard. On December 26, 2012, EPA took final action on the South Carolina portion of the Charlotte Area.
Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution is killing over 900,000 fish and deforming thousands more each year in Sutton Lake near Wilmington, N.C., according to a new study conducted by Dr. Dennis Lemly, research associate professor of biology at Wake Forest University and a leading expert on selenium poisoning.