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2021 was a year of turning points and progress for CleanAIRE NC. We of course relaunched our organization with a new name, and a new look. More than that, we moved forward on so many of our shared goals. We successfully campaigned for policies and community infrastructure projects that will accelerate our transition to a...
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in NC BREATHE 2022! Speaker presentations and recordings of all sessions and panel discussions are now available on the event webpage. We hope you are feeling inspired and ready to build equitable climate solutions. Now the real work begins. Here are six ways you can keep...
by Kirsten Minor 2022 is shaping up to be a very pivotal year for the environment. As the world experiences more extreme weather events, the impact of climate change cannot be ignored.  Economically,  record-breaking gas prices are adding urgency to discussions about shifting away from fossil-fueled vehicles and towards clean transportation. Meanwhile, state governments are...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Governor Cooper Takes Historic Executive Action on Environmental Justice RALEIGH, N.C. – Today Governor Cooper announced an Executive Order on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, taking a major step towards addressing long-standing environmental inequities in historically disadvantaged communities. As part...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] NC Legislature Limits Local Governments’ Ability to Fight Climate Change, Restricts Public Transparency RALEIGH, N.C. – Yesterday the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB 220, also known as the ‘Choice of Energy Service’ Act. Despite its misleading name, the bill...
by Darya Silchenko Last week Darya Silchenko (The National University of Ireland, Galway) traveled to Glasgow to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, a.k.a. COP26. She shares her reflections from the conference with CleanAIRE NC here as a guest author. My observations of COP26 began as soon as I landed at the Glasgow...
by Nancy LaPlaca Power plants waste 65% of their energy. Cars waste even more. The fossil-fueled cars we drive today are extremely inefficient. What does that mean? It means that 70-80% of the energy in the gasoline that you put into your car doesn’t do any work, it doesn’t move a car an inch. Instead,...
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