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Solar farms bright spot in economy, environment

Solar farms cropping up around southern Nash County are good for the economy and environment, according to local officials and a statewide conservancy group.

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On Earth Day, North Carolinians Rally for 100% Clean Energy by 2050

Citizens, scientists, legislators and faith leaders are rallying for Earth Day this afternoon on the campus of North Carolina State University in support of legislation introduced this session calling for 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Local leaders are taking action to protect our climate, and not just in so-called "blue states." For Environment America’s second event at September's Global Climate Action Summit in California, we hosted state, business and local...

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Environmental Advocates Call For Ban On Styrofoam

Environmental activists are calling for a statewide ban on single-use polystyrene, better known as styrofoam.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Report Shows Offshore Wind Has Potential to Exceed North Carolina’s Energy Needs

Offshore wind power could be the source of North Carolina’s clean energy future. 

Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Wind Power to Spare: The Enormous Energy Potential of Atlantic Offshore Wind

The Atlantic coast states are dependent on fossil fuels, which pollute our air, put our health at risk, and contribute to global warming. In response, states in the region are moving toward an energy system powered by clean, renewable sources: Atlantic states now generate enough wind and solar energy to power nearly 2 million homes, 19 times more than just a decade ago.

News Release | Environment North Carolina

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

Today, Environment North Carolina announced three North Carolina residents as leading voices for clean energy.

Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

Report | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Lighting the Way 4

American solar energy is booming. Hundreds of thousands more Americans each year are experiencing the environmental and consumer benefits of clean energy from the sun, often generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business.

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