North Carolina to Reduce Electric Power by 70% by 2030

The Order also set a goal of a 40% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and called for the preparation and submittal of a Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan by March 1, 2020.

A 146-page clean energy plan was submitted to the Governor in late September. According to the DEQ, “The Clean Energy Plan (CEP) is designed to be a living document that can be modified as needed. While it lays out a vision through 2030, the intention is for revisions to be made every 3-5 years.”

The big headline is the goal of reducing electric power sector greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2030, and attain carbon neutrality by 2050. In order to accomplish this and other goals, they recommend developing supporting policies, tools and incentives, along with modernizing their electrical grid. Of particular note to this audience is a recommendation to “increase energy efficiency (EE) awareness on the North Carolina Building Code Council.”

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1 Comment on "North Carolina to Reduce Electric Power by 70% by 2030"

  1. “K6 – Increase EE awareness on the North Carolina Building Code Council. ”

    For a state with a building code seemingly constantly on the verge of moving backwards and lacking genuine enforcement, this seems like a pretty typical meaningless goal

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