RePowering NC

Welcome to RePowering NC! RePowering NC is a diverse network of people and organizations in North Carolina, working together to improve our health, create jobs, save money and safeguard the environment by pursuing energy efficiency, conservation and renewables such as wind and solar. In the process we will foster community spirit and leadership development so that we can most effectively engage with any issues that effect our communities.

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RePowering NC NetworkEdit

RePowering NC GoalsEdit

We seek to create a healthy, just and prosperous North Carolina that produces energy sustainably and uses it efficiently. North Carolinians can do this by:

  • Achieving a 25% reduction in electricity demand by 2025 through efficiency and conservation
  • Diversifying our electricity mix to include 25% renewable energy by 2025;
  • Eliminating the use of coal to produce energy by 3020; and
  • Preventing new nuclear power plants and retiring old facilities as soon as possible

Why RePowering NCEdit

Climate Change is UrgentEdit

Global Co2 emissions must peak by 2015 -- and all coal-fired power plants must be closed by 2030 -- to avoid run-away climate change. Global climate change is already killing hundreds of thousands of people every year and causing major economic and environmental damage.

"If global mean temperature increase is to be stabilized between 2.0 - 2.4°, then CO2 emissions must peak by 2015"
-- Rajendra Pachauri, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman

Protect Your Health: Coal Pollution is ToxicEdit

Air and water pollution from burning coal causes serious adverse effects, such as asthma and heart disease.

Save MoneyEdit

  • Increase the value of your home. Research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.
  • Increasing Power Bills Utilities are poised to drive up bills with new investments in new power plants. Families can protect themselves with conservation, energy efficiency and rooftop solar.
  • By 2030 the U.S. can save 25-31% of electricity use through efficiency and conservation."
--National academy of Sciences
  • Energy efficiency cuts use and will leave more money in North Carolinian's pockets. Everything you do to improve your home's energy efficiency saves you money year after year. You can't make a better or safer investment.

Strengthens the Economy and Creates JobsEdit

Promoting clean energy solutions promotes thousands of jobs in North Carolina.

RePowering NC HistoryEdit


On CommunitiesEdit





The ScienceEdit

Emissions ReportsEdit


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