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Burch Student Experiences Reflect Cleantech Scene in Europe

Today started with all of us Burch kids gathered in the conference room of Winston House, UNC’s base of operations here in London. As we crunched on digestives and sipped from coffee cups, groups presented their case studies on topics … Read more

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Cleantech Game Changer: Chris Castro, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Energy

Where you bank matters, because who you let invest your capital can determine our collective future. Chris Castro has dedicated his entire career to advancing sustainability and clean technology. From founding IDEAS For Us, a student organization turned global NGO … Read more

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Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Wind Development in NC

The UNC Cleantech Summit is an annual event that brings together experts and stakeholders from the clean technology and sustainability sectors to discuss the latest trends and innovations in these fields. As part of this year’s summit, I had the … Read more

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Empower Cleantech in NC with Anna J Siefken

The 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit included several tracks, including one called “Building Foundations for Cleantech in the Mid-Atlantic.” North Carolina has many resources that can propel the region into a nationally recognized powerhouse for cleantech, but what does that path … Read more

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Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Wind Development in NC

The UNC Cleantech Summit is an annual event that brings together experts and stakeholders from the clean technology and sustainability sectors to discuss the latest trends and innovations in these fields. As part of this year’s summit, I had the … Read more

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Rapidly Evolving Energy Strategies in Europe

During the recent Cleantech Summit, one panel, in particular, broadened the international boundaries: “Europe’s Rapidly Evolving Energy Strategies.” The three speakers – Victor Marcos Morell, Hardy Boeckle, and Paul Rennie, who respectively represented Spain, Germany and the UK – unanimously … Read more

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Talking with Sid Fowler – Law in Sustainability and More on Storage

As part of the IE Cleantech Corner Initiative, the UNC student group that helps develop content and speakers for the Cleantech Summit, I’ve been working on articulating the content that will be covered in a mini three-panel track called “Hydrogen … Read more

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Discussing Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act with RMI’s Lachlan Carey

The clean energy transition is everchanging with new technologies, markets, and policies. Following the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on Aug. 22, 2022, change is more rapid than ever before. In preparation for the 2023 UNC Cleantech Summit, … Read more

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Energy Policy to Power and Empower Low-Income Communities

Clean energy leaders Curtis Wynn, Ethan Blumenthal, and Claire Williamson made up the featured panel for the “Energy Policy to Power and Empower Low-Income Communities” webinar. They discussed the future of energy policy and efforts to increase equity with regard … Read more