Economic Development

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Why Wind Power for North Carolina?

An outline of the policy and public opinion landscapes surrounding wind power in North Carolina, as well as facts about the state's wind capacity and the economic potential of the energy source

North Carolina Wind Energy Working Group
Water Resource Recovery Facility with Anaerobic Digestion

Read ReFED's overview of anaerobic digestion facilities installed at Water Resource Recovery Facilities in the U.S.

Tools to Build Local Power - Clean Energy

Browse a list of the proven resolutions, actions, and rules cities can adopt to promote local economic development from clean energy.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
State and Local Solution Center

Explore resources that enable strategic investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through the use of innovative practices across the United States by a wide range of stakeholders, in partnership with state and local organizations and community-based nonprofits.

Department of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Guide or Toolkit
Southeast Multifamily Market Assessment

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) has prepared this assessment of the Southeast’s multifamily sector to better understand the current stock of multifamily units, regional and state multifamily construction trends, utility multifamily energy efficiency programs, and state and local policies and programs focused on the multifamily sector.

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA); 2016
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SolSmart National Designation Program

The SolSmart solar program is a national designation program, funded by the Department of Energy, to recognize communities removing barriers and promoting solar by making it easier and more affordable to install systems.

Guide or Toolkit
NREL Data and Tools

Datasets, maps, models and tools for economic and financial analysis of energy efficiency and renewables

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Tool or Calculator
NCSEA — "North Carolina Solar and Agriculture"

This 2017 report describes the relationship between solar and agriculture in North Carolina, including up-to-date information on the total amount of land used, economic and environmental impacts, and projections for solar land use through 2030.

Aldina, R., Parker, D., Seo, B., Masatsugu, L., Childress, S., & Odera, M. (2017). North Carolina Solar and Agriculture.
NC Project Green

NC Project Green serves as a tool to share resources for NC agencies and local governments including case studies, Cool Cities resolutions and toolkits, U.S. Mayor's Climate Action Handbook, webinars, meetings, legislation and more.

NC Department of Environmental Quality
Policy or Regulation
Guide or Toolkit
N.C. Clean Energy by the Numbers

Snapshot of renewable energy jobs, installations and revenue throughout North Carolina

N.C. Sustainable Energy Association

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