Energy Policy Council

The N.C. Energy Policy Council advises the governor and General Assembly on legislation and rulemaking that addresses domestic energy exploration, protects the environment and encourages economic development. Council responsibilities include developing a comprehensive energy policy that addresses present and future needs, while moving North Carolina and the country toward energy independence. 

Energy Policy Council members have expertise in areas such as research and policy, environmental management, the utility industry and energy resources. The council also develops contingency and emergency plans to deal with possible shortages of energy to protect public health, safety and welfare, and makes recommendations about energy efficiency and conservation. The council is an independent body staffed by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.