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Peak Demand podcast: Hot of the Press - the NC Carbon Reduction Policy Study

   March 31, 2021

The North Carolina Clean Energy Plan (CEP), developed pursuant to NC Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80, called for a year-long study of carbon-reduction policies to achieve the CEP’s emissions targets for the power sector: a 70 percent reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050. Duke University’s Nicholas Institute...

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Peak Demand podcast: Hard to Handle - Energy Storage Integration Issues Facing Utilities

   February 3, 2021

EPIC talks with Duke Energy's Sherif Abdelrazek on challenges and issues utilities face integrating energy storage into their energy mix.

To listen now, click here or visit https://www.peak-demand.com/e/hard-to-handle-energy-storage-integration-issues-for-utilities/

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EPIC is one of 10 selected nationwide for U.S. Department of Energy award

   January 14, 2021

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center is one of 10 selected nationwide for a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy award. Recipients of this grant will work to improve the resilience and reliability of the regional grid.

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New Report Outlines How Duke Energy Can Meet Its Climate Goals

   January 13, 2021

EPIC is pleased to be included in Clean Air Carolina's Climate Report Review Group and help to outline steps Duke Energy can take to meet its climate goals.

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The 3rd EPIC Innovator competition is open for applications

   December 17, 2020

The EPIC Innovator aims to identify and recognize entrepreneurial students with a focus on energy. Individuals or teams are invited to submit ideas, projects, technology concepts, or prototypes that they believe are worthy of further exploration and funding. All submissions need to be energy-related and only UNC Charlotte students are eligible. Applications are accepted...

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Peak Demand Episode 6: Wind of Change - Factors Driving the Energy Transition

   December 7, 2020

Zeke Hausfather, director of climate and energy at The Breakthrough Institute, discusses the challenges associated with the global energy transition from fossil fuel generation and consumption, to more renewables. 

To listen now click here or visit https://www...

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A Storm Is Coming, and It's Named EV

   December 2, 2020

Electric transportation meets customer needs, provides environmental benefits, supports America's energy security.

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Peak Demand Episode 5: Keep On Pushin' - Sustainability and Carbon Reduction

   November 2, 2020

Gene Kogan, senior project manager in energy and sustainability with CRB, discusses decarbonization and steps being taken in the private sector to reduce carbon emissions and develop sustainability policies.

To listen now click here or visit https://www.peak-demand.com/e/...

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EPIC Building Named for Alumni Craig and Darla Albert

   October 15, 2020

UNC Charlotte has named the EPIC building the Albert & Freeman Energy Production and Infrastructure Center to recognize and honor alumni Craig and Darla Albert. The naming took place during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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Peak Demand Episode 3 Part 2: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship

   September 8, 2020

Rob, Christina, and Jim talk with Josh Cox and Peter O'Connor with Oxit on their entrepreneurial journey and how their willingness to take a less traditional approach has allowed them to find success. Click here to listen now!

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