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Sustainable Raleigh Notable Events and Milestones

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Electric Vehicles Discussed on Statewide TV

Electric Vehicles Discussed on Statewide TV

January 24, 2012

The topic was the subject of a WUNC-TV broadcast on OPEN/Net, a statewide television call-in program that connects viewers with government services and issues. Panelists included City of Raleigh Sustainability Manager Paula Thomas, Advanced Energy Director of Transportation Initiatives Jeffrey Barghout, and North Carolina Solar Center Transportation Program Manager Anne Tazewell. During the one hour program panelists answered moderator and viewer questions on electric vehicles.

National Solar Conference

May 17-21, 2011

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits Raleigh

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits Raleigh

August 24, 2011

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a successful environmental attorney, was guest speaker at a luncheon to discuss best practices for promoting environmental sustainability and green finance. Addressing more than 250 attendees, Kennedy provided a national perspective on environmental advocacy, lauded the work of North Carolina Riverkeepers, touted the ecological and economic benefits of a decarbonized society and endorsed smart grids. The luncheon was hosted by NC Department of State Treasurer at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Center.

Shyam Reddy visits Raleigh

Shyam Reddy visits Raleigh

August 15, 2011

Shyam Reddy and other GSA staff members participated in a Mobile Sustainability Site Tour of the Raleigh area. The tour highlighted the extensive, innovative and nationally recognized environmentally sustainable facilities owned and operated by both municipal and private sector organizations. Reddy also participated in a round-table lunch discussion with local stakeholders and business leaders as well as meeting with local elementary, middle school and college students.

"Revenge of the Electric Car" Screening

"Revenge of the Electric Car" Screening

July 19, 2011

Revenge of the Electric Car, a feature documentary film that follows four entrepreneurs in their effort to bring the electric car back to the world market. Presented as part of Public Night of the Plug-In 2011 conference, the screening was followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

Plug In 2011

Plug In 2011

July 18 - 21, 2011

Held at Raleigh Convention Center, the event featured the latest insights from experts on the technological advances, market research and policy initiatives shaping the future of hybrid and electric transportation. Usually held on the West coast, the Office of Sustainability courted the conference sponsor, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), to hold it on the East coast for the first time. A highlight was "Public Night" which granted the public access to the Exposition hall.

Plugging In: Progress and Opportunities for Electric Vehicles

Plugging In: Progress and Opportunities for Electric Vehicles

July 13, 2011

Held at Marbles Kids Museum, this event featured panel discussions and presentations highlighting the City's progress in implementing strategies for the mass roll-out of EVs and explored economic development opportunities. Attendees viewed electric vehicles and EV charging stations. The forum targeted community stakeholders, local businesses, universities and other interested agencies.

Milestones

Nov 23, 2010: Electric Vehicle Charging Station - The City of Raleigh dedicated it's first public charging station.

Jan 20, 2010: Solar Array Dedication - Raleigh water plant sprouts new rooftop solar power array.

Feb 24, 2009: Alternative Fuel Program - Raleigh announces electric Plug-In Partnership.

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