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Hidden in Plain Sight: Some Next Steps

May 31, 2018

Guest  post by Brian Dabson   The scale and complexity of the issues surrounding North Carolina’s manufactured homes stock was the subject of a previous blog post, Hidden in Plain Sight.  Over 1.3 million people in the state live in … Continued

Hidden in Plain Sight

January 16, 2018

Guest  post by Brian Dabson Mobile homes are a vital but generally unloved part of North Carolina’s affordable housing stock. They come to public attention in times of extreme weather, particularly high winds and floods. Their condition and location make … Continued

Three Applied Lessons from the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit

July 25, 2017

The Appalachian Energy Summit, held in mid-July in Boone, North Carolina, had the 2017 theme, “Perspectives: Policy & Practice.” This theme highlighted the interdisciplinary approach necessary for the successful deployment of efficient and sustainable energy. Three topics from the summit—education, … Continued

Consumer Considerations for On-Bill Finance Programs

December 16, 2015

On-bill financing is receiving a lot of attention as an innovative strategy to improve energy efficiency make people’s homes more comfortable. One of the major advantages of on-bill financing is that it can be offered to property owners who can’t cover the … Continued