2020 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE - Live Online

Friday, August 28, 2020

 LIVE Online! The registration link is closed (8/26/20), if you'd like to attend please email millerjm1@appstate.edu


The 2020 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on issues related to clean energy facing North Carolina. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Update on the status of North Carolina and new developments related to the Clean Energy Plan
  • The changing utility landscape: transforming the traditional utility model
  • Clean energy programs and new utility models 
  • The role of  technology in the changing landscape
  • Key findings from the NC Climate Science Report released in March 2020
  • Climate resiliency in the Southeast


  1. Provide attendees an annual update on regulatory and legislative developments impacting clean energy in North Carolina.
  2. Provide attendees an update on the implementation of the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan.
  3. Provide attendees an understanding of technology and climate as it relates to clean energy.
  4. Provide attendees current information on clean energy issues that will be useful in the year ahead.

View the agenda

Early Registration Cost: $225* 
*Cost after August 7: $275
Refer a friend and you'll each receive $25 off. Details here.

Location: LIVE Online Webinar!
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 6 General Hours NC CLE (approved by the NC State Bar), 6 PDH, 6 CPE
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


  • Chris Carmody, Executive Director at the North Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance
  • Rich Crepeau, Associate Professor, Appalachian State University Department of Geography and Planning
  • Thad Culley, Regional Director at Vote Solar
  • Maura Farver, Distributed Energy Technology Strategy and Policy Director for Duke Energy
  • Andrew Fusco, Vice President of Member Services and Corporate Planning at ElectriCities
  • John Hardin, Executive Director of the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation for the NC Department of Commerce
  • Kenneth Kunkel, Lead Scientist for Assessments, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies 
  • Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Ben Smith, Regulatory Counsel at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • Mike Stowe, Senior Energy Engineer at Advanced Energy