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Reality Revs Up Past a Trickle Charge in the Tar Heel State

This January 20 story captures electric vehicles' ascendancy powering a new, higher target from North Carolina's governor. It also quotes a Republican legislator as saying: "I don't think this is a partisan issue. Taking a stand against this is like taking a stance against the sun coming up tomorrow."
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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.
Cyclists fuel up in Carmel, an officially red town with few controversies about green initiatives

Here's another broadly popular source of energy in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo courtesy Andy Montgomery via Creative Commons.)

In States and Cities, Renewable Investment Grows and Grows Less Partisan

The quick take says that Republicans dismiss the climate threat and refuse to see the upside in renewable energy. The deeper take shows more complexity and more finance for clean energy in ostensibly red states. Our reporter spoke with one Republican mayor to learn how solar, wind and efficiency can...

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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