North Carolina’s clean energy industry has grown rapidly in the decade since North Carolina’s General Assembly passed the Southeast’s first and still only Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS), which requires utilities to generate a portion of electricity from clean, renewable sources. North Carolina is the undisputed leader in solar energy development and deployment in the Southeast, and even ranks second in the nation for installed solar capacity, and also boasts some of the best offshore wind energy resources along the Atlantic coast. However, opportunities still remain for North Carolina to reduce energy consumption through more effective energy efficiency programs and to reduce carbon pollution through additional coal plant retirements. From NC’s Southern Appalachian mountains to the Outer Banks along the Eastern shore, we remain committed to transforming the way we produce and consume energy in order to protect our unique and treasured places.

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NC Gov. Roy Cooper Takes Big Steps in Climate Protection

Last week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order to protect North Carolinians' public health and environment, and grow the state's economy by taking action on climate change. The executive…

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EarthShare NC Makes Workplace Giving Easy

SACE is proud to be part of EarthShare North Carolina, a coalition of conservation nonprofits working to preserve and enhance the natural environment.  The conservation nonprofits that make up EarthShare NC are…

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Amazon Wind Farm North Carolina

Recent advances in wind energy technology have made wind energy an economic and reliable source of power throughout the Southeast. The first coastal wind farm to be built in the Southeast, called…

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