Triangle, NC — While summer heat and severe weather can cause power disruptions and outages, North Carolina is leading the charge in smart grid innovation to help improve energy distribution and help consumers conserve and efficiently use energy across North America and the world. Read more
Cary, NC — Everyone has seen rooftop solar panels. But how about solar roof tiles? Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has one of the first installations of solar roof tiles in the area. I talked with Don about the green modifications he’s made to his house and received some insight on how to make green energy manageable. Read more
Cary, NC — Say goodbye to those 40 and 60 watt incandescent bulbs. As of January 1 of this year, they can no longer be manufactured or imported into the U.S. Say hello to the SlimStyle LED bulb. It might be the future of how you light your home. Read more
Cary, NC — Town of Cary is partnering with Duke Energy to replace 80% of the 10,000 street lights in Cary with low-energy LED fixtures. The program should save about $200,000 in energy costs each year. Read more
Editorial by Hal Goodtree. Map from Southern Environmental Law Center.
Cary, NC – Fracking has the potential to make North Carolina a net energy exporter. But serious concerns exist about contamination of water supplies. Until those concerns are laid to rest, Cary needs to ban fracking within our town limits. Read more
Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet 12.5% of their electrical needs through renewable energy sources.
Now, Cary is forging ahead with an innovative plan for a solar farm on a parking deck. Read more