Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy
North Carolina invests significant state resources to increase energy efficiency and to promote the use of alternative energy. The N.C. ARC Program, in partnership with the N.C. Energy Office, the Energy Center at Appalachian State University, and others plays an important role in North Carolina’s efforts through implementing initiatives identified in the ARC Energy Blueprint.
North Carolina Green Economy Resource Directory
The purpose of the N.C. Green Economy Resource Directory is to highlight local, regional, state, and national organizations that provide support, guidance, funding, incentives and education for North Carolina’s green economy. Designed with collaboration in mind, suggestions are expected.
Energy Efficiency in Appalachia
Prepared for ARC by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, March 2009
The Energy Efficiency in Appalachia report assesses the long-term energy-efficiency gains that could be achieved by implementing energy-efficiency policies throughout Appalachia. The report examines energy-efficiency resources in Appalachia; the timeframe for harnessing these resources; and the policies and programs that could most effectively translate these resources into energy savings, as well as the impact those policies and programs could have on jobs and wages in Appalachia. It addresses several essential questions:
- How big are the energy-efficiency resources in Appalachia?
- How quickly can these energy-efficiency resources be realized?
- What policies and programs can most effectively translate these resources into energy savings?
- What impact will such policies and programs have on jobs and wages in Appalachia?
North Carolina Resources:
Energy Center at Appalachian State University Energy Center
N.C. Energy Office
N.C. Green Business Fund
N.C. Solar Center at NCSU
N.C. Sustainable Energy Association
N.C. Wind Energy at Appalachian State University
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
Southeastern Energy Society
National Alternative Energy Resources:
Alternative Energy Institute
American Coalition for Ethanol
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
American Solar Energy Society
American Wind Energy Association
Clean Energy Alliance - National Alliance of Clean Energy Business Incubators, National Renewable Energy Lab, US DOE
National Biodiesel Board
National Renewable Energy Lab
Renewable Fuels Association
Solar Energy Industries Association
U.S. Department of Energy: Renewables
National Energy Efficiency Resources:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Energy Star (Joint program of the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy)
Greenwire - Energy and Environmental News
National Association of Counties: Energy Efficiency Management Resources
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Program: State Energy Program
U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency Pages
U.S. EPA National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency