News and Updates

The EPIC Innovator aims to identify and recognize entrepreneurial students with a focus on energy. Individuals or teams are invited to submit ideas, projects, technology concepts, or prototypes that they believe are worthy of further exploration and funding. All submissions need to be energy-related and only UNC Charlotte students are eligible. Applications are accepted until […]

Zeke Hausfather, director of climate and energy at The Breakthrough Institute, discusses the challenges associated with the global energy transition from fossil fuel generation and consumption, to more renewables. To listen now click here or visit To learn more about the topics discussed in this podcast visit: The Breakthrough InstituteTransitioning to Renewable Energy Isn’t […]

Electric transportation meets customer needs, provides environmental benefits, supports America’s energy security.…

Gene Kogan, senior project manager in energy and sustainability with CRB, discusses decarbonization and steps being taken in the private sector to reduce carbon emissions and develop sustainability policies. To listen now click here or visit To learn more about the topics discussed in this podcast visit: Keep On Pushin’

UNC Charlotte has named the EPIC building the Albert & Freeman Energy Production and Infrastructure Center to recognize and honor alumni Craig and Darla Albert. The naming took place during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 7.…

Rob, Christina, and Jim talk with Josh Cox and Peter O’Connor with Oxit on their entrepreneurial journey and how their willingness to take a less traditional approach has allowed them to find success. Click here to listen now!

This is episode one in a two-part series on innovation and entrepreneurship. Rob, Christina, and Jim talk with Ryan Rutledge with Joules Accelerator on what he sees happening in the energy space as it relates to fostering new ideas. Click here to listen now!

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster hosted a webinar on Beneficial Electrification: A Utility Perspective. Speakers included EPIC’s Dr. Mike Mazzola, Jim Musilek (North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives), and Lisa Poger (Duke Energy). Watch now at

In this episode, we talk with Autumn Proudlove, senior manager of Policy Research for N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center about today’s meaning of resilience and grid modernization. We also navigate the sometimes confusing energy acronym landscape. Click here to listen now!

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our podcast Peak Demand! Each episode will treat listeners to an in-depth conversation with energy experts, students, and UNC Charlotte faculty about policies, technologies, and trends in energy. The first episode features SOS Intl’s Rocky Sease talking with host Rob Cox about how utilities are working to […]