Roy Cooper on Energy & Oil
Cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025, 70% by 2030
We launched a Clean Energy Plan and established a goal to cut North Carolina's greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2025 and 70% by 2030 and renewed our state's commitment to reducing pollution. We've fought offshore drilling and
have stood against those who would threaten our coastal economy and our beaches. We need to continue to invest in renewables and make sure we achieve a carbon neutral North Carolina.
Source: Raleigh News-Observer on 2020 North Carolina Governor race
, Mar 2, 2020
Reducing greenhouse gas means green jobs
We must also limit damage from the next storm by rebuilding stronger and more resilient. Weeks after Hurricane Florence, I formed the new office of recovery and resiliency to carry out
recovery and develop strategies to protect our state from future storms. We've seen violent weather threaten every corner of our state, and scientists agree climate change is making storms more fierce.
It is real. And we're the generation that must act.
In October, I signed an executive order to reduce our state's greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025.
This won't just help in the fight against climate change. It will boost our economy by creating more clean energy jobs.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Carolina congress
, Feb 25, 2019
Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
I have supported successful efforts like North Carolina's Clean Smokestacks Act, which I used to limit TVA's pollution in our mountains, and the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
Pursuing alternative energy production has benefited our environment and our economy.
Source: 2016 North Carolina governor campaign website RoyCooper.com
, May 2, 2016
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