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
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
Air and water pollution from burning coal causes serious adverse effects, such as asthma and heart disease.
- 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.
Promoting clean energy solutions promotes thousands of jobs in North Carolina.
RePowering NC HistoryEdit
Replace Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Electricity Generation With:Edit
- Renewable Energy in NC (Wind and Solar)