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. At the start of 2020, 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 in the Old North State.

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