A Peek Into North Carolina’s Clean Energy Future
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality recently released the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gases from electricity production over the next decade. The goal is to get to zero emissions by 2050, starting with a 60 to 70 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030.
Billy Pizer, a faculty fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, joined WUNC's "The State of Things" to discuss the plan and where the state stands on clean energy production. During the interview, Pizer talked about the economic and political implications of climate change policy in North Carolina and in the United States.