As more and more local governments turn to renewable energy and energy efficiency to boost the local economy and to improve air quality, this Planning for the Energy Future report examines several energy topics relevant to NC and the Piedmont Triad, including:
- Clean Energy Policy
- Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Opportunities
- Renewable Energy
- Solar Potential
- Biomass Potential
- Recaptured Methane Gas Potential
- Renewable Energy from Contaminated Lands
- Economic Impacts
The report concludes that while "states and federal government are working towards energy solutions, there are substantial opportunities for implementation at the local and regional level, especially as it relates to local land use, economic development, and transportation strategies."
View the full report and presentation below.