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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

New report: North Carolina among national leaders in solar power growth and energy efficiency progress

North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation for growth in solar power generation since 2011  and is tied in tenth position for growth in improvements in electricity efficiency since 2011, according to a new report released today by Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center. Renewables on the Rise 2021: The rapid growth of renewables, electric vehicles and other building blocks of a clean energy future documents the growth of six key clean energy technologies across the U.S. over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and heat pumps.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Several North Carolina based organizations sign letter calling on Walmart to Go Solar

Environmental organizations from North Carolina are calling on Walmart to commit to installing solar panels on all its viable roofs and parking lots by 2035 in a letter released Friday. 

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: North Carolina Environmental Leaders to Congress: "It’s time to phase out PFAS"

Local environmental health leaders and activists gathered at Lake Raleigh Friday morning to urge North Carolina Senators Burr and Tillis to support efforts to ban PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a highly toxic class of chemicals, from food packaging across the country.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

More than one in six Americans, 58.4 million people, suffered through more than 100 days of elevated air pollution in 2020. Our report calls attention to the very real public health problems air pollution causes in both cities and rural areas across the country, such as asthma, heart issues, and premature death. It explains how global warming will make air pollution worse, and why tackling climate pollution has an impact on air quality. 

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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. Together, Americans throw out enough plastic each year to fill up the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium --- the largest NFL football stadium --- 565 times over. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a spiraling epidemic of waste, particularly when it comes to plastic. 

 

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