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.
The 115th Congress is off to a fast start, and its efforts are already bringing good news for the nation’s job creators. Last week, the U.S. House passed H.R. 5 (Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017) with a bipartisan vote of 238-183. If passed in...
Wasting no time in taking care of the important reason Gov. McCrory called together this week’s special legislative session, the General Assembly today passed a strong piece of legislation to help provide much needed relief measures for individuals...
Should states be required to cover the costs of administering nearly all federally mandated environmental programs when they only receive federal funding to cover just over a quarter of those costs? At the NC Chamber, we do not believe that should be...