Environment

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Releases New Report Outlining Strategies to Strengthen North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy and Achieve Climate Goals Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis highlights significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deploy clean energy solutions across the state

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis (“Pathways Analysis”) to ensure North Carolina continues to progress towards its climate goals while expanding our clean energy economy that benefits all.
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis (“Pathways Analysis”) to ensure North Carolina continues to progress towards its climate goals while expanding our clean energy economy that benefits all.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 00:00

Op-Ed for Publication from Governor Cooper: Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Highlights Transition to Clean Transportation Future The North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase emphasizes the importance of electric vehicles across the state

Today, Governor Roy Cooper spoke at the North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase hosted by the Electrification Coalition to highlight the importance of electrifying MHD vehicles in North Carolina.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper spoke at the North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase hosted by the Electrification Coalition to highlight the importance of electrifying MHD vehicles in North Carolina.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 00:00

NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies Holds Final Meeting of 2022 NC TOWERS Hears Best Practices from UK Offshore Wind Delegation – Encourages Participation in Stakeholder Survey

The North Carolina Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), held its final meeting of the year at Carteret Community College in Morehead City on November 1st.
Friday, November 04, 2022

The North Carolina Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), held its final meeting of the year at Carteret Community College in Morehead City on November 1st.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Grow North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy by Supporting the Market-Driven Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses Order will accelerate economic development and job creation in the quickly growing zero-emission vehicle sector, expand access to cleaner and more affordable vehicles and advance the state’s climate and environmental justice goals

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 271 directing swift action to accelerate the state’s transition to a clean energy economy that creates good jobs and opportunities for all North Carolinians while protecting public health and the environment.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 271 directing swift action to accelerate the state’s transition to a clean energy economy that creates good jobs and opportunities for all North Carolinians while protecting public health and the environment.

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 00:00

State Awards $30M for Clean School Bus Replacements, Including 43 New Electric School Buses

More than $30.1 million from the N.C. Volkswagen Settlement Program will be distributed by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to fund 161 new school buses across the state, with the majority of the funding going toward new all-electric school buses.
Monday, October 17, 2022

More than $30.1 million from the N.C. Volkswagen Settlement Program will be distributed by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to fund 161 new school buses across the state, with the majority of the funding going toward new all-electric school buses.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Proclaims September 26 – 30 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week Read the Proclamation

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 26 – 30, 2022 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week to highlight the work the state is doing to advance clean energy.
Monday, September 26, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 26 – 30, 2022 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week to highlight the work the state is doing to advance clean energy.

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 00:00

N.C. Land and Water Fund Awards $70.3 Million to Protect Natural Areas, Waterways, Historic Sites and Military Buffers

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund awarded grants this week totaling $70.3 million, providing funds for 117 projects that will protect North Carolina’s land and water from the mountains to the coast, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
Friday, September 23, 2022

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund awarded grants this week totaling $70.3 million, providing funds for 117 projects that will protect North Carolina’s land and water from the mountains to the coast, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Monday, August 29, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Announces $17 Million in Grants for Parks and Recreation Projects Statewide 39 Local Communities to Receive Funding for Park Expansion and Restoration

Governor Roy Cooper announced today the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) will award over $17 million in grants to fund 39 local parks and recreation projects across the state.
Monday, August 29, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced today the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) will award over $17 million in grants to fund 39 local parks and recreation projects across the state.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Tours New NCDOA Mail Service Center, Highlights Transition to an Electric Van Delivery Fleet NC Department of Administration recently unveiled 7 new Ford E-Transit electric vans for state mail delivery

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Administration (NCDOA) Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell toured the new NCDOA Mail Service Center and viewed the new fleet of NCDOA electric vans that are used for mail delivery.
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Administration (NCDOA) Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell toured the new NCDOA Mail Service Center and viewed the new fleet of NCDOA electric vans that are used for mail delivery.