Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy beaches, lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions.
Growing Solar in North Carolina. With plenty of technological know-how and twice as much sun as Germany, the world’s solar leader, North Carolina is perfectly poised for a dramatic growth in solar power. Our research report “Growing Solar in North Carolina” helped quantify our state’s potential of 700,000 solar roofs in the next 20 years. Our follow up study, “Working with the Sun,” showed how realizing that potential would curb pollution and create tens of thousands of jobs.
Educating the public and making our voices heard.
An energy-efficient N.C. Installing more efficient light bulbs and thicker windows are just a few of the ways North Carolinians can take steps at home to reduce energy consumption and our reliance on dirty energy. Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center distributed tips on how Tar Heels can plug into clean energy to more than 50,000 residents in 2011.
Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center would like to thank Fred & Alice Stanback Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas via Foundation for the Carolinas, Gayle L. Ruedi Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Park Foundation, Inc. and Dodd Slight Family Charitable Fund via Schwab for supporting our work in Fiscal Year 2017.
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Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center gratefully accepts bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Colorado’s air, water and open spaces for future generations.