North Carolina News

The following news clips highlight North Carolina involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

June 19, 2013

Northwestern Wins 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

SiNode Systems from Northwestern University won the 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition during the week of June 10. More

May 22, 2013

USDA to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability in 8 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding. More

March 26, 2013

Six North Carolina Organizations Receive 2013 Energy Star Awards

Six organizations in North Carolina were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. More

December 19, 2012

Industry Interest Sought for North Carolina Offshore Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced it is publishing a Call for Information and Nominations to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in three areas off the coast of North Carolina. More

August 8, 2012

Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine

Highland Craftsmen Inc. in North Carolina recently achieved net zero electricity use with funds provided through the Energy Department's State Energy Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

July 5, 2012

Administration Makes Major Advances in Energy Efficiency Access

The Obama Administration announced that 36 new members have joined the Better Buildings Challenge. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

June 29, 2012

Expanded North Carolina Lithium Facility Opens, Boosting U.S. Production of a Key Manufacturing Material

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the opening of Rockwood Lithium's expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. More

February 1, 2012

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the 20 teams, representing 13 states and Washington, D.C. plus 3 foreign countries, that will compete U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, which will be held in California for the first time. More

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