While federal climate policies seem to be taking a leave of absence from reality, here in North Carolina, there are three great legislative proposals to support. Clean Air Carolina sent supporting letters with over 122 signatures to key legislators in support of the following three proposals that will further our state’s leadership in addressing climate change.
Supporting Clean Energy/Creating Green Jobs
House Resolution 401 – Sponsored by Representatives Harrison, Autry, Fisher, and Farmer-Butterfield, with 12 co-sponsors, this legislation supports a state goal of 100% clean energy by 2050 and the creation of green jobs.
Efficient and Affordable Energy Rates
House Bill 427/Senate Bill 236 – Sponsored by Senators Woodard, Foushee, and Smith-Ingram and Representatives Insko, Fisher, Harrison, and Autry, with eight co-sponsors, it requires the NC Utilities Commission to establish tiered electricity rates to encourage energy conservation and energy efficiency, creates an energy efficiency bank to be used for loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and creates incentives for the purchase of Energy Star appliances. (Energy Star is an energy-efficiency certification.)
Thank you for taking action!