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North Carolina Clean Economy Works | An Economic Impact Analysis of Major Clean Energy, Vehicle Projects

Large-scale clean energy projects announced in North Carolina in just the first year of the IRA are projected to create or support 30,000 jobs and generate tens of billions of dollars in new wages, tax revenue, and economic growth, according to a new econom...


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$120,000 Awarded to Six Emerging Clean Energy, Environmental Entrepreneurs

National nonpartisan business group E2 and sustainability-driven hotel brand 1 Hotels announced today the 2024 E2 1 Hotels Fellowship class at E2. This is the sixth year of the annual fellowship, which awards six young business leaders $20,000 each to execu...


Federal, Southeast, Mountain West, Midwest, Northeast

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Analysis: Georgia To Gain 39K Jobs from IRA-Induced Clean Energy Projects, $13B In Private-Sector Investments; Add $14B To GDP

Large-scale clean energy projects announced in Georgia in just the first year of the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are projected to create or support almost 39,000 jobs and generate tens of billions of dollars in new wages, tax revenue, and economic...


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Georgia Clean Economy Works | An Economic Impact Analysis of Major Clean Energy, Vehicle Projects

Large-scale clean energy projects announced in Georgia in just the first year of the IRA are projected to create or support almost 39,000 jobs and generate tens of billions of dollars in new wages, tax revenue, and economic growth, according to a new econom...


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Clean Jobs Georgia 2023

Georgia’s clean energy economy grew 4.7 percent and added 3,517 new workers in 2022. Clean energy employment grew faster than overall energy employment (4.3 percent) and faster than employment in the overall economy (3.5 percent) in Georgia. The state’s 78,...


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Clean Jobs North Carolina 2023

North Carolina’s clean energy workforce ranks ninth among all states with 105,370 jobs. The state added 1,898 new clean energy jobs, a 1.8 percent increase in 2022. Clean energy now accounts for over 50 percent of all energy industry jobs in North Carolina ...


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POLITICO Pro

15 GOP districts benefit the most from clean energy cash — report

The 15 congressional districts that have attracted the most clean energy investments since enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act are led by Republicans, according to a new report by the advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).


Federal, Southeast

Fast Company

How GOP-dominated Georgia became a hub for clean energy jobs

The jobs are well-paid and offer opportunities to advance quickly, says Bob Keefe, executive director of E2. He recently visited Qcells’s first solar factory in Dalton, Georgia, where he says he spoke with a worker who had been in the carpet industry, along...


Southeast

WRAL News

Some concerned building code freeze could leave new builds in NC decades out of date

Last week, the state legislature overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that puts a freeze on some residential building code updates, impacting energy efficiency and structural safety standards of new homes for years to come. "Based on the expert analysi...


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Canary Media

North Carolina kills effort to make its building code energy-efficient

Building codes are a vital tool for states to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. But in a drastic move, North Carolina state lawmakers have just made it illegal for the state to overhaul its residential building codes until 2031. “Based ...


Southeast

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HB 488 Veto Overturned – “Eight Years of Stagnation” for North Carolina Building Codes

North Carolina misses chance for cleaner, more affordable, more resilient residential buildings RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina General Assembly overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of HB 488 last night, blocking progress toward cleaner, more affordable, more ...


Southeast

WFAE 90.7

North Carolina lawmakers override veto of bill that delays building code updates

Zach Amittay, Southeast Advocate with E2, a nonpartisan group of business leaders and investors:  "This decision from the General Assembly means eight years of stagnation for North Carolina’s progress toward healthier, more affordable housing. Residents of ...


Southeast

WFA 90.7 (Charlotte, N.C.)

North Carolina businesses call for a study of adding competition for electricity

Nine companies and five organizations signed a letter to the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper urging the adoption of House Bill 503, which would appropriate $500,000 for such a study…The letter's signers included Sierra Nevada and New Belgium breweries,...


Southeast

Reports

Clean Jobs Virginia 2022

Clean jobs in Virginia grew by nearly 4.5 percent in 2021, more than tripling the employment growth rate of the commonwealth economy-wide


Southeast

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Opinion: Clean energy jobs know no political side

Bob Keefe, E2’s Executive Director, penned an Op-Ed for The Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Georgians know there isn’t anything political about jobs, investments and making America more competitive. The state’s Republican delegation to Congress ought to real...


Southeast

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Clean Jobs North Carolina 2022

Clean jobs in North Carolina grew by over 4 percent in 2021, more than double the growth rate of the state’s total workforce for the year. That growth also demonstrates the clean energy economy’s strong recovery from the COVID-19 economic downturn and sets ...


Southeast

Utility Dive

BOEM sets May auction for offshore wind leasing in 2 areas off the Carolinas

One analysis from Environmental Entrepreneurs and the Southeastern Wind Coalition estimated leasing auction prices for a potential project off the coast of North Carolina to be about $140 million, with the potential for lower prices given more lease sale op...


Southeast

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E2: Cooper’s EO A Critical Step for NC’s Clean Energy Transition; Now Time for Concrete Actions

On January 7, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 246, which strengthens North Carolina’s carbon emission reduction goals, emphasizing transportation decarbonization and equity in the state’s transition to a clean economy. The following is a state...


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Major Clean Energy Announcements Surge 37% in May

Companies Launch 11 Large-Scale Clean Energy Projects; New Projects Announced in 2024 Jumps to 41 WASHINGTON – Companies announced 11 new large-scale clean energy projects last month that are expected to employ at least 1,300 new workers and invest $950 mi...


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E2: Expanding Solar/Wind Tax Credits to More Technologies a “Boon for America’s Clean Energy Economy”

“The new Clean Electricity Tax Credits will be a boon for America’s clean energy economy. These proposed rules will lower energy costs for Americans, curb emissions fueling climate disasters, and help burgeoning technologies such hydropower and geothermal a...


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FERC Transmission Rule a “Win for the Climate and the Economy”

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its regional transmission rule today, setting standards for the planning and development of new transmission lines that improve reliability, saves costs, and will help bring new clean energy resourc...


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