The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is restructuring the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with a new charter and purpose. Previously, the SAB focused solely on air quality issues, but with a broader range of issues arising, DEQ is expanding the...read more
Clean Air Advocacy
STOP Multi-Year Ratemaking Today!
House Bill 624 would serve as a blank check for Duke Energy and would reduce accountability and transparency. The proposal lacks protections for consumers, allowing utilities like Duke Energy to put forward plans that primarily protect their revenue and could lead to potential rate hikes.
Past Actions & Updates
Thank You City Durham City Council!
The City Council of Durham made the historic and important decision to pass a resolution that will move the City to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Our supporters sent notes of thanks for their proactive efforts to move away from our reliance on dirty fuels!
Challenge from Clean Air Groups Forces NC Wood Pellet Factory to Install Pollution Controls
Charlotte, June 3, 2019 – The world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellet fuel for power plants, Enviva, agreed to install air pollution-reducing equipment at a biomass plant under construction in Richmond County, North Carolina, in a settlement finalized today after three conservation groups challenged its state permit. Read more >>
Included in House Bill 589 are proposed programs that could encourage both businesses and residents in our state to utilize solar energy. These programs allow large energy consumers such as the military and UNC university systems to purchase reasonably priced solar energy, encourage homeowners and renters to be able to tap into community solar initiatives, and renewables will be more accessible through rebates and solar panel leasing opportunities.read more
Richmond County, NC needs your help to stop a biomass wood pellet facility that is riddled with asthma-inducing health impacts, is not wanted by the community, threatens to destroy natural hardwood forests, and is a terrible environmental injustice. Enviva, the...read more
Social workers analyze policy through the lens of the most vulnerable people whom the policy would affect. Generally, the most vulnerable include children, the elderly, people of color, people with mental illnesses, and people living in poverty. Not coincidentally,...read more
Clean Air Carolina is again a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit and you’re invited! Clean Air Carolina and BikeWalk NC invite you to attend the 6th Annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit! The 2017 summit will be held Nov. 3-4 in...read more
The vision of a modern energy grid that includes renewables, coupled with broadband internet and sensors that measure air and water pollution and transmit health data, signaled a point of bipartisan agreement at the NC Rural Center’s Rural Day meeting, which took...read more