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There are over 1,224 business-owned renewable energy projects in North Carolina, including many of our state's largest employers. Companies across our state and nation are making significant investments in clean energy—renewable energy, energy conservation, electric vehicles and energy storage—to help them save money and deliver greater predictability to their energy bills. Since 2008, corporate America has procured nearly 47 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in the United States, which includes more than 11 GW in 2021 alone. To put this total corporate procurement in perspective, this is over five times the total amount of renewable energy currently installed in North Carolina.
86 companies in North Carolina have set a goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy.
41 of North Carolina's largest 50 private employers (82%) have set targets to increase their use of renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy conservation, and/or GHG reductions.
Over 350 companies in the United States and around the world have committed to power their operations with 100% renewable energy, including these 86 companies with facilities, operations, and employees in North Carolina: