Category: Archived Articles

Op-Ed: Despite renewable energy’s impressive gains, NC lawmakers move to limit it

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, North Carolina ranks second in the United States for solar energy capacity – more than relentlessly sunny states like Texas and Arizona. The smart policies that allowed us to take advantage of our solar resources have resulted in a boom in clean-energy jobs and an economic windfall for rural counties. It’s also great news for clean air – solar panels do not emit toxins or climate change drivers like particulate matter, mercury, carbon dioxide or methane.

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EPA Proposes to Strengthen Ozone Standard

(January 8, 2010) This week, we can all breathe a little easier knowing the Obama administration has proposed a stronger federal standard on ground-level ozone pollution. On Thursday, the EPA announced a proposal to set the primary standard at a level scientists have...

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Schools Receive Grant to Reduce Diesel Pollution

Clean Air Carolina (CAC), in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS), received a $536,000 grant to reduce diesel emissions from school buses and fuel trucks. A joint press conference was held at Matthews Elementary...

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