NC General Assembly
Do you support reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy while creating thousands of new clean energy jobs in North Carolina? We need your help - Take action now and become an "energy educator" for legislators and new candidates running for office this November! Call, email or schedule a meeting with your local legislators or new candidates running in November now while the NC General Assembly is out of session. The 2013 legislative session convenes in January.
The actions of the NC General Assembly impact all of us greatly - our families, our businesses, our daily lives, our communities, and the issues that matter most to us. We need you and other supporters of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency solutions to get involved and help the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) educate legislators about the success stories of our state's clean energy economy. We have tremendous opportunities for more affordable, cleaner energy for consumers, which contrasts with the increasing electricity rates to pay for coal, nuclear and natural gas plants. Our families, businesses, schools, the military and government need a more balanced energy plan.
GET INVOLVED, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: As electricity customers, we all have a personal or business story to share with legislators - they want and need to hear from you regarding why you support clean energy in NC. Please contact your local legislators via email or phone calls to share your support of clean energy issues OR schedule a meeting while your Representative or Senator is at home in their district! When the General Assembly is in session, you can also join NCSEA in Raleigh for our "Clean Energy Jobs" Lobby Days (2013 dates will be announced soon).
North Carolinians overwhelming support renewable energy resources like solar, wind and biomass, while becoming more energy efficient. Unfortunately, the rapidly-growing market demand for clean energy far outpaces what our state's current energy policies and regulations allow. Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike want legislators to allow more energy choices now for consumers and greater access to clean energy.
The 2012 session of the NC General Assembly began on May 16, 2012 and adjourned on July 3rd - contact your local legislators now and let them know why you support clean energy.
Use the helpful links below to learn more about our state legislature, members of the NC House and NC Senate, daily calendars, and the energy-related legislation that is eligible to be considered during the 2012 "short session" of the Legislature.
Below is additional information related to NCSEA's public policy work at the NC General Assembly, including NCSEA's 2012 legislative priorities, the 2011-2012 Sustainable Energy Legislative Guide, tips on contacting legislators, etc.
All clean energy supporters are invited
"CLEAN ENERGY JOBS"
Tues., May 22, 2012
(Click here for more info & to RSVP!
NCSEA's Guide to the
Do you know who represents you in the NC House or NC Senate? Click here to find out by entering in your zip code.
If you are meeting with legislators, here are several helpful handouts you can share:
NCSEA's 2012 Legislative Priorities
"Energy Choice Financing" Fact Sheet (aka Third Party Financing & Sales of Electricity)
NCSEA's Annual Energy Legislative
NCSEA's 2012 Energy Legislative Guide
Daily Calendars (Schedules) for
Legislators while they're in session in Raleigh
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NC General Assembly Audio
Listen to Daily Sessions of the House & Senate, Committee Meetings or Press Conferences.
Key House & Senate Committees that have jurisdiction over
energy-related bills & contact info for each member:
(Click here to download document)
Key House Committees that have jurisdiction over energy-related bills:
Key Senate Committees that have jurisdiction over energy-related bills:
When visiting the General Assembly:
Click here for directions, parking information, accessibility, a map of the legislative complex, tours, food options, etc.
Questions about NCSEA's public policy work at the NC General Assembly? Please email Julie Robinson, NCSEA's Director of Government Affairs & Registered Lobbyist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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