North Carolina’s clean energy industry has grown rapidly in the decade since North Carolina’s General Assembly passed the Southeast’s first and still only Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS), which requires utilities to generate a portion of electricity from clean, renewable sources. North Carolina is the undisputed leader in solar energy development and deployment in the Southeast, and even ranks second in the nation for installed solar capacity, and also boasts some of the best offshore wind energy resources along the Atlantic coast. However, opportunities still remain for North Carolina to reduce energy consumption through more effective energy efficiency programs and to reduce carbon pollution through additional coal plant retirements. From NC’s Southern Appalachian mountains to the Outer Banks along the Eastern shore, we remain committed to transforming the way we produce and consume energy in order to protect our unique and treasured places.

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North Carolina’s Zero Emission Vehicle Plan Is On the Starting Line to Confront Climate Change

North Carolina is a newly-established electric transportation leader! The Tarheel State's newly released Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Plan is the first of its kind in the Southeast.


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SACE staff attended four National Drive Electric Week events this past Saturday. Catch up on some highlights from the events below and stay tuned to see how events panned out in the…


Join us as we #ElectrifyTheSouth during National Drive Electric Week!

National Drive Electric Week is coming up. Join us across the Southeast from September 14-22 as we travel around offering test drives and rides in a variety of electric vehicles!

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