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New report touts solar power for North Carolina

The good folks at Environment NC are out with a new report today calling on state leaders to do more to help promote the solar power industry. This is from the news release that accompanied the report’s release:

North Carolina could see at least 28,000 high-quality new jobs along with a cleaner environment by achieving an ambitious, but attainable, benchmark for solar power, according to a new Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center analysis.

‘Everyone knows solar energy is clean. There has never been a solar spill,’ said Elizabeth Ouzts, State Director of Environment North Carolina and co-author of the report. ‘The sun is abundant and free in North Carolina. That’s why capturing it can create tens of thousands of jobs right here that can’t be outsourced.’

In releasing the study, green energy advocates, green businesses, and lawmakers advocated new policies to help the state realize the economic and environmental potential of solar energy.

The report, Working With the Sun: How Solar Power Can Protect North Carolina’s Environment and Create New Jobs, found that if the state can draw 14 percent of its electricity from solar sources by 2030, the jobs created in 2030 would pay workers an average of $43,000 annually, and drive total gross investment in North Carolina of more than $2.5 billion each year.”

3 Comments


  1. AdamL

    May 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Who wants to see sun and wind seeping into our beaches?

  2. Cyndi

    May 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Me!

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