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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Environment North Carolina redoubles campaign for 100% renewable energy statewide

The statewide organization Environment North Carolina launched a campaign for 100% renewable energy in North Carolina on Wednesday, February 3, 2022.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

New report: North Carolina ranks 8th nationally for big box stores’ rooftop solar potential

Big box roofs have big solar potential in the Old North state, according to a new report from Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy finds that the combined roofs of North Carolina’s big box stores could generate roughly 3241 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity each year. That would be equivalent to generating enough energy to power 304,400 average American homes, which ranks 8th in the country.

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Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Solar energy is the fastest growing form of electricity generation in the U.S.; in fact, solar capacity has increased about 40-fold between 2010 and 2021. That growth is due to solar energy’s low and rapidly dropping price, the immensity of America’s solar resource, and public policies that make solar power a viable and economically attractive option for individuals and businesses. The report, Solar on Superstores, documents the need and the potential for solar electricity generation capacity among our states.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: Gov. Cooper’s new executive order reaffirms North Carolina’s goals to address climate change

On Friday, Jan 7th, Governor Cooper issued an executive order that works to transition North Carolina toward a clean energy based, more equitable economy. It sets goals for environmental justice, climate, and transportation. 

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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