2017 Highlights

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RTI International recently released a report detailing the economic impacts associated with clean energy development and energy efficiency initiatives in North Carolina. Using data assessing clean energy’s economic viability from across the state, the report discovered that approximately $10 billion was invested in clean energy project development leading to a total economic impact of nearly $18 billion. Notably, these investments were nearly 16 times larger than the state incentives for them. Additionally, 87% of these investments occurred in Tier 1 counties, the state’s 40 most economically distressed counties. The report concludes that clean energy is working for all of North Carolina, and comprehensive energy policy could continue clean energy’s investment in the state.

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It’s here! 2017 @RTI_Intl report confirms #cleanenergy is growing NC bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga #ncpol

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It’s here! The 2017 RTI report confirms what we already know to be true: that clean energy is working for North Carolina. You can read a summary here: bit.ly/RTISummary-17 & a full copy of the report here: bit.ly/RTI_17

 

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87% of NC’s #cleanenergy investments occurred in the most economically distressed (Tier 1  & Tier 2) counties. bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga

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Clean energy is truly an economic development success story! ​The new RTI ​International ​report finds that 87% of all renewable energy investments valued at >$1 million occurred in the state’s most economically distressed, Tier 1 & Tier 2 counties. Learn more here: bit.ly/RTI_17

 

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According to @RTI_Intl, from 07-16, #cleanenergy supported 126,440 FTE jobs in NC! bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga #ncpol

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From 2007-2016, clean energy jobs accounted for nearly 126,440 full-time equivalent jobs in NC. Strong energy policy would continue this job creation and investment in our local economy. Learn more about clean energy’s impact on NC here: bit.ly/RTI_17

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Approx. $10B was invested in #cleanenergy development in NC between 07&16 -16X larger than incentives for them bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga

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The new RTI International report reveals that between 2007 and 2016, North Carolina saw a total economic impact of $20 billion generated from $10 billion in clean energy investments. These investments were nearly 16 times larger than the state incentives for them.  Read more: bit.ly/RTI_17

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Energy policies matter: Investment in #renewableenergy projects in ‘16 was 123X more than investments in ‘07 bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga

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Energy policies matter! According to the new RTI International report, renewable energy project investment in 2016 was 123X larger than investments observed in 2007. Read more: bit.ly/RTI_17

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NC’s first wind farm is estimated to inject more than $1.1M into the local economy EVERY year. Read more here bit.ly/RTI_17 #ncga

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Did you know: North Carolina’s first wind farm, Amazon Wind US East project, will soon be the largest taxpayer in both Pasquotank County and nearby Perquimans County, and is estimated to inject more than $1.1 million into the local economy each year? Read more about clean energy’s impact on our state here: bit.ly/RTI_17

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According to RTI International’s latest report, Duplin, Robeson, and Catawba Counties experienced the greatest amount of investment—more than $430 million each between 2007 and 2016. Read more about how clean energy is working for NC! bit.ly/RTI_17