Inside Appalachian Voices

Pushing for a Real Energy Plan in N.C.

Date: February 16, 2016

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We are standing with citizens from across North Carolina advocating for a strong state Clean Power Plan at public hearings and through outreach to state decision-makers.

The state is well-positioned to meet the goals set forth in the federal government’s carbon regulations by building on the state’s solar and energy efficiency advances. Yet instead of drafting a realistic plan, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality drafted a plan that would achieve less than a 1 percent reduction in carbon emissions and spur zero investment in clean energy for North Carolina — the primary purpose of the state’s plan is to draw the EPA into a legal battle. North Carolinians deserve better.

Read a three-part series about the Clean Power Plan in North Carolina on our blog.

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