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The North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation was created to coordinate between utility companies and suppliers and residents who desire on site alternative energy sources.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 3 Issue 1, Winter 1980, p5-11, il
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405
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Alternative energy applications and sources include solar tobacco barns, solar greenhouses, hydroelectricity, and alcohol-fueled power.
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NC Insight (NoCar JK 4101 .N3x), Vol. 3 Issue 1, Winter 1980, p12-17, il
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The North Carolina Utilities Commission established the North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation in 1980 to develop alternate energy resources. In part two of this CAROLINA COUNTRY interview, executive director Dr. John Veigel continues his examination of the corporation's goals and aspirations.
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The North Carolina Utilities Commission requested a major study of the potential benefits of developing renewable energy resources and the possible costs to consumers. Boston-based La Capra Associates, a consulting firm which has advised other states on energy alternatives, conducted the study. The study identified the following renewable resources available in North Carolina: biomass, wind, wood waste, agriculture crop waste, hydropower, and landfill gas. While the list is broad, practical application of these resources in the state is limited.
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The 2007 North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation requiring utilities to generate more electricity from renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and biomass. The law requires that by the year 2018, 10 percent of the electricity that utilities generate and deliver to consumers must be from renewable resources.
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Raleigh resident Mike Nicklas is a solar architect, educator, and activist devoted to increasing the use of solar and clean renewable energy. His company, Innovative Design, focuses on increasing energy efficiency in schools and public buildings through the use of solar. Nicklas’ solar project at Four Oaks Elementary in Johnston County has greatly reduced the cost of energy at a time when school budgets are shrinking. Nicklas is slated to speak to the United Nations about solar power and its positive effects on the environment, public health, and to stop global warming.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 28, July 1991, p7-8 Periodical Website
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27932
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Former Duke University economics professor John Blackburn recently completed a study showing that wind and solar power combined could someday supply more than three-fourths of North Carolina’s electric power. Together, solar and wind power are highly reliable and inexpensive according to Blackburn. The utility companies disagree. The details Blackburn’s study and the position of the utility companies are explored.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 20, May 2010, p7-9 Periodical Website
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The Triangle area is working hard to contribute to a future gasoline-free future. The advances in electric car and battery technology are explored in-depth. Research on the technologies is taking place at North Carolina State University’s FREEDOM Systems Center and the College of Engineering and at Raleigh’s Advanced Vehicle Research Center. Duke Energy and Progress Energy are local utility companies who are committing to leading the way by reducing their use of coal and nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 27, July 2010, p15-18 Periodical Website
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27983
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New studies show North Carolina has more potential to produce renewable energy than the state is planning to use. With the decreasing cost of solar power and the advancements in energy technology, the state should make use of the technology and readjust its energy goals. Statistics and graphs detail the potential the state has to increase its use of solar power, wind power, biofuels, and hydroelectric over the next few years to become a leader in the Southeast.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 32, July 2010, p5-7 Periodical Website
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28063
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For 50 years, Alcoa has controlled parts of the Yadkin River building dams to power its smelting plant in Stanly County. Now, Governor Perdue and concerned citizens are trying to take control of the river back from the company since the plant is closed. Alcoa wants to renew its operating license. Critics of Alcoa say the company has polluted the river, doing nothing to address water quality or the economic or recreational needs of the region. Details of how the state is fighting Alcoa, including filing complaints with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against the company and a bill to create they Yadkin River Trust Authority to assume Alcoa’s license. Alcoa’s dams are worth billions of dollars and the company is fighting the measures.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 46, November 2009, p16-19 Periodical Website
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The fast-growing residential solar market means more business for Sunlight Financial. The company was founded in 2014 to provide loans to homeowners installing solar-energy systems. Solar has a significant economic impact and Sunlight Financial helps deliver those benefits to private owners.
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Durham venture capital incubator 8 Rivers Capital and its founders have created a power plant that releases zero carbon emissions. Bill Brown and Miles Palmer formed teamed up to create a power plant which captures carbon emissions from natural gas and uses the emissions to power the generators. The story of how their idea was formed and the potential expansion of their power plant are detailed.
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30662
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Electric cooperatives in North Carolina hope to see battery technology that allows storage systems for renewable energy and other uses, but it is still in the development stages. This article discusses the progression of the battery industry and current developments in battery storage systems.
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North Carolina energy interests are developing a means for consumers to assist in the development of renewable energy resources. If approved, the program called NC GreenPower would allow consumers individually and voluntarily to make an additional payment in their electricity bill to help utilities acquire renewable power. The program is designed to create a market and an incentive for companies to develop and sell green power.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 34 Issue 7, July 2002, p10, il, por Periodical Website
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31534
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North Carolina electric cooperatives could be awarded federal funds for preliminary work on a demonstration peat-fired generating plant under legislation adopted recently by Congress. The legislation allocates funds for first-stage design and engineering on such a plant, which would be the first such facility in the United States. The proposed demonstration plant would provide vital information regarding the practical approaches to tapping this energy source and the environmental effects of harvesting and burning peat.