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Less Consumption, More Production – Energy Efficiency Programs

April 10, 2014

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, someone is talking about climate change and the effects of high energy consumption. No matter what your stance on the subject matter, the data concerning energy consumption and the cost of supplying its demand throughout North Carolina is shocking. A 201 … Continued

Energy Efficiency for Middle Income Households

March 27, 2012

Glenn Barnes is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center based at the UNC School of Government.  A year ago, this blog post highlighted the work done by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to drive demand for home energy improvements. The Berkeley Lab staff have now come out wi … Continued

Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds to Promote Energy Efficiency in the Community

September 27, 2011

Glenn Barnes is Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center based at the UNC School of Government.  This past July, the state issued a letter to notify North Carolina cities and counties of an opportunity to access a relatively inexpensive source of capital: Qualified Energy Conser … Continued

Driving Demand for Energy Finance Programs

March 22, 2011

Glenn Barnes is Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center based at the UNC School of Government. In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner plays a farmer who hears a whisper in the cornfields.  “If you build it,” the whisper says, “he will come.”  He is inspired to plow dow … Continued