Research and Data

Are you an industry professional or interested in learning more about a clean energy topic? Find the latest reports, maps, data and analysis tools by searching the table below, or view our list of North Carolina resources.

Research & Data Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Centralized Anaerobic Digestion

Find a description of centralized anaerobic digestion technology, as well as an overview of sites and economic impact in the U.S.

Climate Impacts on Energy

Review the EPA's 2017 snapshots to discover some of the impacts climate change is set to have on energy production, delivery and consumption in the United States.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Co-Digestion Economic Analysis Tool

The Co-EAT tool is intended to provide an initial economic feasibility assessment for co-diegestion of organic wastes, to compare the relative merits of three uses of biogas and provide a clear cost comparison of the economic implications of co-digestion.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tool or Calculator
Consumer Guides to Wind

Guides for utility-scale, community, and residential wind energy project development

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Guide or Toolkit
Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

CREST models are designed for use by state policy makers, regulators, utilities, beginning developers or investors, and other stakeholders to assess project economics of solar, wind, geothermal, anaerobic digestion and fuel cell technologies.

Tool or Calculator
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.

North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
Policy or Regulation
Tool or Calculator
Economic Value of Biomass Facilities Contributing to North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS)

Report from NC State Extension on the economic value of North Carolina biomass facilities

NC State Extension
Electricity Regulation in the United States: A Guide

This 210-page handbook was designed by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) to provide an overview of the procedures and issues involved with U.S. electricity regulation.

Jim Lazar; The Regulatory Assistance Project
Guide or Toolkit
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Energy Efficiency Potential in the U.S. Single-Family Housing Stock

A 2017 report on the technical and economic potential for energy efficiency improvements across the U.S.

Eric Wilson, Craig Christensen, Scott Horowitz, Joseph Robertson, and Jeff Maguire (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Energy Efficiency—Jobs and Investments

Factsheet describing the economic benefits of energy efficiency investments and number of jobs created

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy