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Utility Lineworkers are Role Models of Care

As people wait for hurricanes, thunderstorms, or ice storms to pass, there are other people who will be on the starting block, eager to get outside: Utility linemen and women. As storms approach and pass utilities are already assessing…

Four Years of Energy Lessons

The U.S. energy system is just like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Every piece has to be in place to look right. Some pieces are more important because they seem to hold others in place. All pieces need to be exact or the puzzle doesn’t work. That’s…

When It Comes to Energy, Will the Post Office Push the Envelope?

The U.S. Post Office has a financial problem, and, by the way, an energy problem. The USPS is “boxed in” you might say. The USPS problem can be a good lesson for the rest of us. The lesson: Decisions that affect energy aren’t purely…

World Disorder Hits Your Corner Gasoline Station

Every event in Ukraine spawns a dozen ancillary stories. Energy is near the top of that list. Our readers will see (have seen) the biggest energy issue reflected in the price of gasoline. This past Saturday (March 5) the national average…

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Means Friendlier Skies

Headline: United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is one of the next big things in energy. United’s flight was the aviation…

Veteran's Day, World War 1, and Energy

Veteran’s Day emerged with World War 1’s armistice that took effect at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. It’s now a day to remember the military who sacrificed themselves or put themselves at risk in the battles of the war. It has had various…

Four Things to Like About the NC Energy Bill

North Carolina has an energy bill - Energy Solutions for North Carolina. The vote in the Senate Wednesday followed a huge public debate, sparked by Governor Cooper's 2019 Clean Energy Plan. The House voted on the compromise bill and Cooper…

Prepare Now for Earth Day, April 22

Rather than wait to write about Earth Day I am getting a blog out now. There is so much to do in the Carolinas. Here are a few activities, and more are easily found online. Asheville, NC, has been vocal about environmental issues. The city…

Women in Energy Leadership: Crystal Rookard

"Everything my mentors said was correct,” said Crystal Rookard, now at Lander University. I introduced Crystal in a recent blog about women leaders who have touched the Carolina energy industry. Crystal shows that there are new ways to apply…

Women in Energy Leadership: Felicia Howard

“Start with why,” is the advice that energy executive Felecia Howard said she would give her 20-year-old self. ECC will introduce several women who have been important in the Carolina energy industry. Felicia is one of them. This blog is…