In North Carolina, Earth Day Is Jobs Day

This Earth Day, we’re celebrating the more than 9,800 jobs and $18 billion in funding that President Biden’s clean energy plan has brought to North Carolina in the past year and a half. Investing in clean energy is a win for North Carolina’s economy, environment, and residents. Clean energy like wind and solar is giving North Carolinians more good-paying jobs, more ways to save money on their utility bills, and more opportunities to protect the state that more than 10 million people call home.

Clean Energy Is Driving Job Creation and Boosting North Carolina’s Economy

Thanks to the federal clean energy plan, North Carolina is becoming a hub for EV and transmission manufacturing. New clean energy projects have already spurred $18.75 billion in investment and helped create or move forward over 9,886 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state. Highlights include:

Biden’s Clean Energy Plan Is Protecting North Carolina’s Air and Water

President Biden has made protecting the environment a top priority since his first day in office, when he recommitted the U.S. to the Paris Agreement. He signed into law the single largest investment in clean energy and climate action ever made and closed tax loopholes to force Big Oil and corporate polluters to pay their fair share in taxes. Biden has done more to protect, restore, and secure the livability of our environment than any president in American history. Highlights include:

North Carolinians Are Saving Money Thanks to the Clean Energy Plan

By installing solar panels, purchasing electric vehicles, and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances, North Carolina residents can save money while also taking steps to protect our planet for future generations. The clean energy plan makes it easier and cheaper than ever before to make these purchases and upgrades. Rather than benefiting Big Oil, investing in clean energy benefits us all. Highlights include:

For more than 50 years, Americans have recognized Earth Day, choosing to take time out of our busy lives to celebrate our planet and commit to protecting it for generations to come. This Earth Day, we’re recognizing the benefits that clean energy brings to our state by celebrating Earth Day as Jobs Day.