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Virtual NC Clean Economy Summit Aug. 20

Gov. Roy Cooper

Gov. Roy Cooper will join E2’s new Southeast Chapter, business leaders and partners 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20 for the organization’s first virtual North Carolina Clean Economy Summit.

Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, is a national, nonpartisan organization of business owners, investors and other professionals who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. The Southeast Chapter is the newest and focuses on Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia.

During the summit, E2 will also share key points on Clean Jobs North Carolina 2020, an analysis of the state’s clean energy workforce in the wake of COVID-19, and officially launch its new Southeast E2 Chapter. Register online for the virtual summit.

In addition to learning more about the clean jobs report produced by E2 and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, or NCSEA, and participate can join in one of the following interactive breakout sessions:

  • Energy Planning for NC’s Clean Energy Future will look at how the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan, which details how the state will reduce electric power sector greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2030 and attain carbon neutrality by 2050, can also generate economic growth and jobs.
  • Electrifying Transportation will look at understanding how the state can continue electrifying our transportation system, meet and exceed the state’s goal of at least 80,000 ZEVs in NC by 2025, fulfill its commitment to the multi-state Medium- and Heavy-Duty ZEV MOU, and drive innovation, growth and jobs.
  • Building a Resilient NC and Growing our Outdoor Industry will focus on the importance of building a resilient economy as we address the impacts of climate change – and how a cleaner, more resilient environment can help our state’s burgeoning outdoor industry continue to grow.


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