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How Power Companies are Supporting the Transition to Electric Vehicles

As consumers continue to adopt electric vehicles (EVs), power companies play a crucial role in supporting this shift. Power companies can support their customers by offering specific EV-focused rates, programs, and advisory services. I recently had the opportunity to interview … Read more

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Paving a Path in Clean Energy with Mr. David Nenon, Supply Chain Manager for Ford Motor Company

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview one of the Cleantech panelists and a 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill alum, Mr. David Nenon, for the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Track. Mr. Nenon currently works as a supply chain manager for … Read more

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Electric School Buses Are Coming To North Carolina

Melanie Elliott took a risk when she left her job as a Starbucks store manager to study physics and astronomy at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017, but she refused to stay in a career in which she felt unfulfilled. Elliott’s classes … Read more

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Ending Range Anxiety

Marcy Bauer, senior vice president of program delivery for Evgo joined our IE Cleantech Corner webinar series for “Ending Range Anxiety.” During this webinar, she shared current trends impacting the adoption and accessibility of electric vehicles and charging stations with … Read more

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Earth Day is Every Day

One of the most frustrating parts of environmentalism, in my opinion, is the tendency for portrayal as a movement for a specific subset of people. In hearing the term “environmentalist,” it’s hard not to think of “tree huggers” or vegan … Read more

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Flux Hybrids: Bringing the Future of Electric Cars to the Present

As hybrid and electric cars continue to rise in popularity, more people are becoming environmentally conscious and realize the impact of their carbon footprint. Transportation comprises a significant amount of the carbon, in 2018, transportation comprised 28% of the United … Read more


How Microgrid Labs is Electrifying Fleets

Narayanan Sankar, co-founder and chief operating officer of Microgrid Labs, was one of the panelists at the Clean Tech Summit in February. He spoke about electric vehicles and what Microgrid Labs is doing regarding fleet electrification. Microgrid Labs is a … Read more


Transit Innovation and Career Paths: Meet Jerome Horne

Jerome Horne, a Ridership Experience Specialist, will be speaking at the Clean Tech Summit on February 20th on the Future of Bus Rapid Transit is Electric Panel. Mr. Horne has been working at IndyGo, a corporation that manages Indianapolis’s public … Read more

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TOSA, ABB and the Electrification of Fleets

The Transportation Panel at this year’s UNC Clean Tech Summit features speakers with a broad range of environmental knowledge and experience. Among them are Gary Rackliffe who serves as VP of Market Development and Innovation in North America for ABB … Read more

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AIWAYS Automotive + Shanghai Urban Planning Museum

Electric vehicles and smart cities seem to play a big role for the future development of an overpopulated world.  After getting a big breakfast at our hotel, we headed to the offices of AIWAYS Automotive in Yangpu, close to Shanghai’s … Read more