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September 8, 2011
CX-006738: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Hurricane Appliance Replacement Program
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/08/2011
Location(s): North Carolina
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 2, 2011
Response to Hurricane Irene – Restoring Power on the East Coast

Hurricane Irene struck the East coast last Friday, making landfall in North Carolina. Over the weekend, the storm traveled up the East Coast and into the mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the U.S. In response to Irene, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia declared a State of Emergency.

August 31, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $12 Million in Investments to Support Development and Production of Drop-In Biofuels

In support of the Obama Administration's comprehensive efforts to strengthen U.S. energy security, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $12 million to fund three small-scale projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Carolina that aim to commercialize novel conversion technologies to accelerate the development of advanced, drop-in biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.

August 25, 2011
CX-006516: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Carolina Blue Skies Initiative
CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
Date: 08/25/2011
Location(s): Durham, North Carolina
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

August 9, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

51 Projects Aim to Cut Carbon Pollution, Create Clean Energy Jobs and Strengthen America’s Nuclear Energy Industry

July 25, 2011
A tiny Semprius HCPV cell, mounted on an interposer.  Each cell is only 0.6mm on one side. | Photo courtesy of Semprius
Solar Startup Semprius to Create 250 Jobs in North Carolina at Cutting-Edge Pilot Plant

Entrepreneurs from Durham-based solar startup Semprius teamed with Governor Bev Purdue to announce the company’s plan to build a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Henderson. The factory is expected to create more than 250 full-time jobs over the next five years, which is a particular boon for Henderson, where the county unemployment rate reached 13.3% in May.

June 29, 2011
Hybrid vehicles circle the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit
The Clean Energy Race

Assistant Secretary David Sandalow documents his experiences at the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

June 23, 2011
CX-006347: Categorical Exclusion Determination

North Carolina-City-Chapel Hill, Town of
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 06/23/2011
Location(s): Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

June 21, 2011
CX-006130: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Recovery Act: Development of Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Material
CX(s) Applied: A11, B2.2, B3.6, B5.1
Date: 06/21/2011
Location(s): Charlotte, North Carolina
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 13, 2011
President Obama Visits North Carolina's Cree, Inc., and Meets with Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

This entry has been cross-posted from the White House Blog. President Obama to tour Cree, manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, while in North Carolina for the Jobs and Competitiveness Council.