As North Carolina continues to grow and its demographics continue to evolve, the need for a comprehensive strategy to provide communities and businesses throughout the state with access to efficient and affordable energy has become ever more apparent. To meet our state’s growing energy needs and power our competitive economy in the coming decades, North Carolina must explore opportunities to employ every available energy source – renewables, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear – as part of a forward-thinking, “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
North Carolina has the natural resources and skilled workforce to build the best energy sector east of the Mississippi River. The North Carolina Chamber will continue to encourage state leaders to pursue the comprehensive, environmentally responsible energy production strategy our economy needs to secure our infrastructure future, address our nation’s dependency on foreign energy sources, and meet the full job growth potential of our competitive state economy.
North Carolina’s coastal fisheries are on the decline and the evidence is clear - commercial and recreational fisherman are hooking fewer fish than in previous years. Specifically, commercial fisherman caught 9% less in 2016 compared to 2015, while...
Efforts to reform a costly 40 year-old-law advanced yesterday, as House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for NC was passed out of two House committees and placed on the calendar for a vote. This legislative action is significant to North Caroli...
North Carolina’s economic prosperity is directly affected by the health of the state’s coastal economy. Maximizing the growth opportunities for North Carolina’s non-urban coastal communities must remain a top priority. This is especially true a...