North Carolinians Want Wind
A new poll (PDF) of North Carolina voters shows strong support for renewable energy in general and offshore wind development in particular. More than six in ten voters say North Carolina should prioritize clean energy in new infrastructure plans.
Katherine Kollins, president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, said the state needs to act now in order to get its share of the benefits from the wind power boom. “[W]e’ve heard from developers across the country, ‘If you want the supply chain, you’ve got to make some commitments to development,'” Kollins explained. “So, what this [poll] shows us is that North Carolinians are ready to see offshore wind development.”
Strong majorities in the poll agreed that more offshore wind farms would have positive impacts on the state’s environment, energy supply, economy, and jobs. That will soon be borne out by a major project coming to our coast.
Key Issue Online Briefings
The Southern Environmental Law Center is offering a “First 100 Days and Beyond” online briefing series addressing key environmental issues under the new Biden-Harris Administration. The three briefings will be held February 18 (“Climate Change Solutions Start in the South”), February 25 (“Rolling Back the Rollbacks: The National Environmental Policy Act”), and March 4 (“Reinforcing the Clean Water Act’s Protective Shield”). For more details and to register, click here.