Stakeholders and Policymakers

If you are a voter or elected official participating in energy decision-making, this collection is designed to help you promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in your community. Explore our collection of Decision Maker Guides to learn about existing initiatives and how to plan your own. Or search the table below to find existing ordinances, economic development data and cost-benefit analysis tools.

Stakeholders & Policymakers Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Jobs and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI)

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly screening tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power plants, fuel production facilities, and other projects.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Tool or Calculator
Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool

Created as a part of Better Building’s Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA), this tool provides data for low- and moderate-income community energy expenditures across all 50 states, census divisions and tract levels and may be utilized in determining energy policy and program planning.

U.S. Department of Energy; Better Buildings Initiative
Tool or Calculator
Managing Forests for Biomass Potential

Explore information from NC State Extension for landowners considering biomass harvesting.

NC State Extension
Model Wind Ordinance for Wind Energy Facilities in North Carolina

The Model Wind Ordinance for Wind Energy Facilities in North Carolina is intended to provide assistance to communities designing a local wind ordinance. Each community is encouraged to modify the model ordinance to meet their needs.

North Carolina Wind Working Group
Policy or Regulation
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Multifamily Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Barriers and Opportunities for Deep Energy Savings

This product of the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEO) was developed to inform national stakeholders about strategies used to achieve deep energy savings in the multifamily housing sector through energy efficiency upgrades.

Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEO); 2016
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N.C. Clean Energy by the Numbers

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

N.C. Sustainable Energy Association
N.C. DEQ Community Mapping System

N.C. DEQ created the Community Mapping System to increase local outreach and public participation. This map includes permit and incident layers, as well as environmental justice (EJ) demographic and health information.

NC Department of Environmental Quality
NC DEQ Conservation Resources

A collection of energy efficiency and conservation fact sheets and assessment guides for business, industry and public facilities, including information on North Carolina's Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) financing programs

NC Department of Environmental Quality
Guide or Toolkit
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
North Carolina Utilities Commission — Interconnection Standard for Investor-Owned Utilities

NCUC interconnection standards for distributed generation

North Carolina Utilities Commission; DSIRE
Policy or Regulation

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