Here are upcoming events to support and attend! We hope to see you! Brew Horizons Beer Fest Our second annual fundraiser is around the corner, and we’re excited to welcome two dozen regional breweries and cideries from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center (formerly the U.S. Cellular Center)…

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Blue Horizons Project 2019 Reflections: Thank you for being part of our community here in WNC! As the year winds down, we are taking time to reflect on our 2019 work and initiatives. Here are four that we want to share with you. We look forward to what 2020 will bring for clean energy and energy efficiency for…

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Happy Energy Efficiency Day 2019! More than 525 organizations, government agencies, companies, universities, and utilities are participating in today’s event —#EEDay2019. The US Senate and at least two dozen cities, counties, and states have issued official proclamations recognizing October 2, 2019 as Energy Efficiency Day, including Asheville, Boston, California, Chicago, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin. Smarter, more efficient energy use means…

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Happening Now Through August 30: Public Comment Period on Asheville/Buncombe 100 Percent Renewable Energy Draft Plan City of Asheville Staff is working with Buncombe County Staff to engage a consultant to develop a road map to implement City Council’s 100% Renewable Energy goal referenced in Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06. The draft report is now available.…

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Blue Horizons Project July 2019 Newsletter Upcoming Events Have you visited and liked our Facebook page? Where we’ll be chatting up how cool clean energy is over the coming weeks:  July 11: Clean Energy Science Pub at the Collider Community sustainability, clean energy, oh and free beer. (Psst – beer provided by Wicked Weed!) Science Pub at…

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At a joint city/county press conference yesterday in Pritchard Park, the Energy Innovation Task Force announced that the natural gas peaker plant planned for 2023 has been all but avoided! Because of the work of the Energy Innovation Task Force and its members, Duke Energy has removed the proposal for a new peaker plant from…

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Winter Is Coming. Are You Ready? Our region is unique in North Carolina in that our peak energy demand is on cold winter mornings. The rest of our state experiences their peaks on summer afternoons. Ensuring your home or business is energy-efficient and reducing energy use during on the coldest winter mornings are the best…

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Preparing for Fall and Winter There’s a reason why HVAC companies are busier in the winter and summer! Folks tend to wait until they need AC or heat and something breaks and emergency repairs are needed. However, a little preventive maintenance can go a long way. With temperatures still warm, now is the perfect time…

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Helping the Community Save Money and Energy in Their Homes and Businesses As the Blue Horizons Project grows in reach, we are constantly searching for new ways to engage with our community in energy-saving efforts. That is why in the upcoming months we will be passing out information about our efforts at major local events…

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