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Climate Change & Clean Energy: Plans & Progress

In Executive Order 80: North Carolina's Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy, Governor Roy Cooper laid out a series of goals for the state to strive to accomplish by 2025: 

  • Reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 2005 levels
  • Increase the number of registered, zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) to at least 80,000
  • Reduce energy consumption per square foot in state-owned buildings by at least 40% from fiscal year 2002-2003 levels

EO80 creates the Climate Change Interagency Council to help the cabinet agencies work together to achieve those goals. 

There are specific directives for the Departments of Environmental Quality, Transportation, Administration and Commerce and general directives that apply to all the participating cabinet agencies. Updated information on each agency's plans and ways you can get involved will be posted here. 

Public Comment Opportunities

Commerce Workforce Assessment draft: Public comment period is open through Monday, August 26. 

Clean Energy Plan draft: Public comment period is open through Monday, September 9.

Zero Emission Vehicle Plan draft: Public comment period is open through Friday, September 6.