North Carolinians featured in project highlighting “Voices for 100% Renewable Energy”

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Today, Environment North Carolina announced three North Carolina residents as leading voices for clean energy. The North Carolinians are profiled in a national project,  Voices for 100% Renewable Energy, featuring photos, testimonials, and videos from a wide array of individuals from across America – from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and non-profit leaders – embracing a massive transition to clean energy.

North Carolinians featured in the in the project include state Representative Pricey Harrison;

Danna Smith, Executive Director of the Dogwood Alliance; and Harvard Ayers, Chair of the North Carolina Climate Solutions Coalition.

“We’re inspired by people like Representative Harrison, Danna Smith, and Harvard Ayers who know we can, and must, shift to 100 percent renewable energy,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director with Environment America. “We’re thrilled to share some of their stories through this project. Our hope is that it will motivate the many folks who know we need a swift, steady, and complete transition from dirty to clean energy to lean into the effort.”  

The people featured in the project cited a range of environmental, economic, equity, social, and health benefits from the transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Most focused on the urgent need to eliminate climate-altering carbon pollution. Others simply believe that it’s common sense and good economics to save energy and to harness unlimited, pollution-free energy sources.   

Representative Harrison says, “We know we face a carbon-constrained future and that an energy policy that depends on fossil fuels is not sustainable. The good news is that we can easily achieve a 100 percent clean energy future and significantly expand our clean energy economy.”

“For years, we’ve been told that pollution from dirty fuels was the price we had to pay for progress,” said Anna Hofmann, a clean energy associate working with Environment North Carolina. “Those days are over. My confidence that we can make the shift to clean renewable energy has been boosted by the conversations I’ve had with so many people we’ve profiled in the Voices for 100% Renewable project.”

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