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Don't Look Now, but North Carolina Just Passed Bipartisan Grid Reform

A developer with skin in the game (mostly) applauds an entirely bipartisan law that just passed in North Carolina to drive serious carbon reduction and solar + storage investment beginning next year. This October 12 op/ed deals in the blow-by-blow that led to success.
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With Looming Loss of European Subsidy, Wood Pellet Industry Faces Turning Point

North Carolina has emerged as the epicenter of the region’s fight over wood pellets, a popular substitute for coal in European power plants that critics say is making climate catastrophe worse, not better. Pressure from activists has garnered rhetorical gestures from Governor Roy Cooper against the international biomass trade, but state officials have continued to grant requests from Enviva, the world’s largest pellet maker, to expand production.
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Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.

North Carolina Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 5.00 / 9
Utilities:
Score 3.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 4.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
65 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
48 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
86%

of people in North Carolina support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 6,729,555 of 7,863,008 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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