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29651
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While the energy industry is big for North Carolina, business is important to the energy industry. North Carolina energy helps businesses be more successful by promoting energy efficiency. Energy programs in the state are diverse, from tips and newsletters to planning and distribution systems.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 1, Jan 2008, p24-25, por
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30824
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North Carolina’s State Energy Office, in partnership with three universities, offers a program to make factory-built manufactured housing more energy efficient and cost-effective long term. The Upgrade & Save program provides financial incentives to manufactured home retailers to sell ENERGY STAR-labeled homes, and encourages upgrading other manufactured homes to efficient heat pumps.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 2, Feb 2009, p6, il
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30826
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North Carolina consumers who make certain energy-efficiency improvements to their homes may be eligible for tax credits. This article provides guidelines to saving energy and a summary of available tax credits on both the federal and North Carolina levels.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 2, Feb 2009, p10-11, il
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30867
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In recent years, the need for energy storage has grown and sparked new efforts to find the better battery. The North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives and Four County Electric Membership Corporation are road testing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). These cars use larger, more powerful lithium-ion batteries that can be charged overnight from a standard outlet.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 11, Nov 2009, p12-13, il, por
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30891
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A shortage of electric capacity, huge increases in demand for power, and the cost of climate change are in the making of a perfect storm. North Carolina electric cooperatives discuss plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions based on technological solutions including energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and renewable sources.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 1, Jan 2008, p10-11, il
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30892
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Carrboro High School, the newest school in the Orange County school system, teaches students daily about using energy and natural resources carefully. The design and construction of the school buildings emphasize energy conservation, water reduction, high efficiency lighting, and positive indoor air quality.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 1, Jan 2008, p14-15, il
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30981
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Since the 1970s, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have been engaged in promoting renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, hydropower, and biomass. Consumers in the state currently benefit from over two percent of their power from hydro resources, as well as small self-contained solar and wind projects. Challenges to renewable energy include transmission, intermittency and the need for advancements in storage technology, as well as high construction costs and delays.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 5, May 2008, p8, il
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30979
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North Carolina is looking for renewable energy sources and alternatives to help improve energy efficiency and reduce demand. However, there are significant obstacles to acquire these resources and the costs are expensive. This article discusses current energy sources in North Carolina, environmental conditions, and some of the challenges in energy conservation.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 5, May 2008, p5, por
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30990
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Ground-source heat pumps, are environmentally-friendly, efficient systems which draw from the earth’s temperature underground to heat and cool interior spaces. Residents of Haywood County and Randolph County, North Carolina describe how the systems work, installation, and costs compared to conventional air-source electric heat pumps.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p12-13, il
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31295
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This year, a North Carolina producer of manufactured homes became the first in the nation to be recognized for an exemplary level of energy-efficiency and indoor air quality. The Siler City plant that makes Palm Harbor Homes received the Energy Star designation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 30 Issue 4, Apr 1998, p27, il, por
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31296
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A Madison County native, Jerry Plemmons has worked with French Broad Electric Membership Corporation since 1982. He divides his time about equally between energy conservation and economic and community development. In this article, Plemmons discusses his work in rural communities, and how these communities can endure.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 30 Issue 6, June 1998, p14-16, por
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31324
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This article explores how one Charlotte organization is trying to take the politics out of climate change. Envision Charlotte promotes energy conservation and sustainable living without using the term “climate change”. Instead they present economically driven approaches to energy conservation, air quality, water usage and waste disposal that may act as partial solution to climate change without making it the topic of conversation.
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31532
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Watauga County has been designated by the United States Department of Energy as the nation’s first energy-conservation and development area. If the county achieves the program’s goal, it will serve as a model for the country of how areas can become less dependent on foreign energy sources. Several grants will be used to install wind generators, increase energy efficiency, and provide training for high school teachers on energy problems and alternative energy sources.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 12 Issue 8, Aug 1980, p19
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31561
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Energy has been important in the development of North Carolina’s quarter-billion-dollar swine industry. Specialists with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service discuss energy efficiency and conservation in the hog industry.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 10 Issue 3, Mar 1978, p26, il
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Engineers at Research Triangle Institute examined pump use and pumping policies at the Raleigh Falls Lake Pumping Station and, with the aid of a new computer program, suggested changes that resulted in significant cost savings. Models created an optimum schedule for pump operations and helped Raleigh to earn an award for energy conservation from the Energy Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.