Category: Economy

ACTION: Oppose the elimination of the Charlotte City Council Environment Committee

The City of Charlotte has recently made positive progress on clean air, clean water, and sustainability for city operations. In its “sustainable and resilient city” resolution passed last summer, the Charlotte City Council committed the city to sourcing all its energy from carbon-free sources by 2030. They also set the ambitious goal of the entire city (government, business, academia, and non-profits) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

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Job Opening: Policy Manager

Clean Air Carolina (CAC) seeks to hire a full time Policy Manager responsible for managing its public policy program and advocacy activities to successfully impact law and policy throughout North Carolina and nationally, in alignment with Clean Air Carolina’s mission and core values.

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Citizen Scientist: Climate Change Economics

In the politically-charged world of climate change, an important paper appeared in Science last month, written by Solomon Hsiang and 11 others, assessing the regional impacts of the projected changes in climate on the economic productivity within the U.S.

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House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for NC

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.

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AirKeepers’ Memorial DATA Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend has come and passed, but the work of Clean Air Carolina’s AirKeepers didn’t take the day off.  Our special network of air pollution tracking monitors were actively detecting the air quality in mecklenburg county over the holiday.   What we found...

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