“Attack on NC Solar Energy – Can it Survive?”
“[Rooftop solar] is obviously a potential threat to us over the long term and an opportunity in the short term. If the cost of solar panels keeps coming down, installation costs come down and if they combine solar with battery technology and a power management system, then we have someone just using us for backup.”
~ Jim Rogers, Duke Energy CEO, Feb 28, 2013
There is an assault on renewable energy taking place across the country and especially here in North Carolina. There are bills being debated in Raleigh that will repeal or kill the N.C. Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS) that mandate Duke Energy deliver 12.5% renewable energy by 2021. There is also legislation being discussed to eliminate the 35% NC solar tax credit. What does the future hold for the solar and renewable industry in North Carolina? What can be done about this? Could third party sales be beneficial?
Join us Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 PM as learn about and discuss the “Attack on NC Solar Energy – Can it Survive?” Our program will feature a compelling NEW VIDEO, presented by Chatham Olive, long time environmentalist and former solar executive, and Kris Thornburg, NC Sierra Club Research Analyst. Join us to hear Kris and Chatham as they provide a state-of-the state update on NC solar and a look at future possibilities. This is guaranteed to be a “powerful” and “electrifying” discussion!
The meeting starts off at 6:30 PM for pizza, refreshments and a chance to meet and socialize with other Sierra Club members and friends. The business meeting and program will begin at 7:00 PM. Non-members and potential new members are very welcome!
Central Piedmont Sierra Club meetings are held in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. Cumberland Avenue is off of the 1500 block of East Boulevard.
The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available. Drawing for FREE door prizes will wrap up the meeting!
Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did! See you there…