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UK and NC Join Forces for Clean Energy

North Carolina and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement to aid both in their shared commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions while also increasing trade.

“With this memorandum, we will deepen economic and cultural ties with the United Kingdom to create new opportunities for trade and economic development as we transition to a clean energy economy,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “This collaboration reflects our commitment to tackling climate change, deploying clean energy technologies, creating jobs and promoting environmental justice.” 

The agreement states NC and the U.K. are cooperating to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 by working to speed the implementation of clean energy, particularly offshore wind. The plan also includes boosted economic opportunities, particularly in underinvested areas and for businesses owned by women and minorities, and addressing problems of environmental justice

To pursue these goals, the two governments will “share information and best practices, conduct missions with government officials, facilitate partnerships among private-sector companies, connect institutions of higher education, and explore opportunities to increase investment in key sectors.” These tools will be used via a working group with members appointed to represent NC and the UK.

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