Clean Transportation

The mission of the Clean Transportation Program is to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies. Working with the government, non-profits, and businesses, the Clean Transportation team is helping diversify fuel supplies and support cleaner, more vibrant local and state economies. Our goal – cleaner air and greater energy security.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is derived from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides, biomass, and geothermal heat that replenish themselves continuously. The Center provides information and support to energy users, energy providers, and other energy stakeholders.

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The Center offers several opportunities for professional development and the highest level of continuing education in renewable energy technologies. Some trainings are recurring while others are created and offered sporadically throughout the year.

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The Energy Policy Program conducts research and analysis to provide a better understanding of how renewable energy and energy efficiency are best promoted through public policy. We assist businesses by providing information regarding state regulations and tax policies as well as other resources.

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Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency

We work to reduce energy intensity by incorporating clean power technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP). We offer three levels of energy efficiency assessments including technical assistance, feasibility studies, and policy considerations for facilities throughout the Southeastern United States. We support sustainability objectives for energy users in industrial, commercial, and institutional areas.

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Sustainability Services

Our sustainability services provide an opportunity for clients to utilize multiple resources within the Center. Our expertise is packaged to help facilitate sustainability objectives including environmental impacts, energy use, operating cost reductions, and employee engagement.

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Keep up with the Center’s work and with industry news, by receiving one or all of our newsletters. The Center newsletter provides an overview in all areas, while program area specific newsletters dive a little deeper into their respective areas. Sign up today to stay in the loop!


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Members of the community can get involved in the clean transportation conversation via our Fuel What Matters campaign. Visit to learn more. NCSU students can get involved through our semester long internship program. Future events for North Carolinians to get behind the wheel of clean transportation vehicles will start at the beginning of 2017. Aside from the events mentioned above, there will be other events coming soon. Be sure to watch this space as new events will be added regularly.

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