What if the world's next fuel source was picked instead of pumped?

Outreach and Economic Development

  • Energy Solutions, a part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NC State University, works with industrial, commercial, governmental and institutional facilities to save energy, conduct research and to train the next generation of energy engineers exercising a ‘fuel-neutral’ position. Up to 40 percent of recommended efficiency/conservation measures are implemented, resulting in an average of $7 million in energy savings annually. | MORE
  • The Institute for Emerging Issues continues its work toward realizing a state of opportunity among the new energy economy. In March, IEI’s Business Committee on Energy announced key recommendations that include creating energy leadership at the executive level of state government, and resolving policy and regulatory conflicts that impede development of North Carolina’s green economy. At the end of May, these recommendations transformed into reality when Governor Bev Perdue announced plans to reform and invest in North Carolina’s green economy. | MORE
  • PBS host Charlie Rose led a panel discussion on sustainable architecture that included NC State’s Dean Marvin Malecha, president-elect of the American Institute of Architects; public health expert Dick Jackson; and noted architect Thom Mayne. | MORE
  • The Resilient Home Program: NC State, in partnership with numerous public and private institutions, is establishing the Resilient Home Program at NC State tthat’s working to improve the life of homeowners following natural disasters. | MORE
  • “Fueling the Farm” workshop:
    The CALS Center for Environmental Farming Systems delivered this hands-on workshop for farmers seeking innovative ways to deal with high and fluctuating energy costs and reduce their fuel, fertilizer and electric bills. Participants learned how to evaluate their energy saving options and how to finance and build renewable energy projects. Using components that cost about $300, the growers built a small-scale biodiesel processor that converts vegetable oil into biofuel. | MORE (pdf)
  • NC State’s inaugural Energy Fair
    The student-led fair brought together concepts detailing how NC State and its partners can envision complex solutions to energy issues. | MORE
  • The E-Conservation consumer residential energy education program is a program developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension in partnership with the State Energy Office. E-Conservation informs and educates consumers about ways to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the home. E-Conservation teaches consumers to be proactive in reducing home energy consumption and in saving money through no/low cost energy efficiency measures, behavioral changes and home retrofits. | MORE