Roy Cooper on Energy & Oil
Reducing greenhouse gas means green jobs
We must also limit damage from the next storm by rebuilding stronger and more resilient. Weeks after Hurricane Florence, I formed the new office of recovery and resiliency to carry out
recovery and develop strategies to protect our state from future storms. We've seen violent weather threaten every corner of our state, and scientists agree climate change is making storms more fierce.
It is real. And we're the generation that must act.
In October, I signed an executive order to reduce our state's greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025.
This won't just help in the fight against climate change. It will boost our economy by creating more clean energy jobs.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Carolina congress
, Feb 25, 2019
Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
I have supported successful efforts like North Carolina's Clean Smokestacks Act, which I used to limit TVA's pollution in our mountains, and the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
Pursuing alternative energy production has benefited our environment and our economy.
Source: 2016 North Carolina governor campaign website RoyCooper.com
, May 2, 2016
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