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NCSEA and RTI International recently released the Economic Impact Analysis of Clean Energy Development in North Carolina—2019 Update report. RTI International conducted the report to identify associated economic impacts of clean energy development (renewable energy and energy efficiency) in North Carolina and identified that, from 2007-2018, the total economic impact from clean energy project development in the state was $28.2 billion, with 32 percent of the cumulative clean energy investment over the last 12 years occurring in 2017 and 2018.

Researchers found that in 2018 alone renewable energy project development invested $1.9 billion, or 97 times the investment observed in 2007. These clean energy project investments are not relegated to only one part of the state. Rather, projects are widely distributed across North Carolina and bring economic investment to all 100 North Carolina counties. In fact, some of the most rural and economically-challenged counties in North Carolina were the ones that saw the greatest amount of clean energy investment from 2007-2018. Duplin and Robeson Counties each experienced over $600 million in investment, while Anson, Bladen, Bertie, Catawba, Cumberland, Currituck, Halifax, Nash, Scotland, and Wilson Counties all experienced over $300 million in clean energy investment. Overall, there are 42 North Carolina counties with over $100 million in investment (up from the six identified in the 2015 Update of this report).

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It’s here! The 2019 @RTI_Intl report confirms #cleanenergy is growing North Carolina’s economy. Read the full report here: bit.ly/RTI_19 #ncga #ncpol

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It’s here! The 2019 RTI report is further evidence that clean energy is working for North Carolina’s economy. Read more here: https://energync.org/rti2019/

 

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Did you know? The total economic impact in North Carolina from #cleanenergy project development from 2007 to 2018 was OVER $28 billion #ncga #ncpol www.energync.org/rti2019

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NCSEA’s new report by RTI International reveals that the total economic impact from 2007-2018 in North Carolina from clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency) project development was $28.2 billion! Learn more about how clean energy is strengthening our state’s economy: bit.ly/RTI_19

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In 2015, there were 6 North Carolina counties with over $100 million in #cleanenergy investment. This year, there are 42! Read more and find out where your county stands here: bit.ly/RTI_19 #ncpol #ncga

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Several of North Carolina’s most economically-challenged counties, including Duplin, Robeson, and Cumberland Counties, received the greatest amount of clean energy investment from 2007-2018. Read more about how clean energy investments are building a stronger economy in our state: https://energync.org/rti2019/

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Energy policies matter: NC #renewableenergy project investment in 2018 was $1.9 BILLION, or 97x the $19.5 million of investment observed in 2007! https://energync.org/rti2019/ #ncga #ncga

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Energy policies matter! According to the new RTI International report, renewable energy project investment in 2018 was $1.9 BILLION, or 97x the $19.5 million of investment observed in 2007! Read more: bit.ly/RTI_19

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According to @nccleanenergy and @RTI_Intl, clean energy development in NC supported 169,127 annual full-time equivalents (FTEs) from 2007 to 2018 bit.ly/RTI_19

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According to the new report from NCSEA and RTI International, clean energy development supported 169,127 annual full-time equivalents (FTEs) from 2007-2018. Learn more about clean energy’s impact on NC here: bit.ly/RTI_19