Passing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has kicked America’s clean energy sector into high gear, and in North Carolina, that means the state is becoming a clean energy minerals production powerhouse.Across the state, new clean energy projects have already spurred more than $9.78 billion in investment, the 10th highest nationally, and created or moved forward with over 4,768 good-paying clean energy jobs, the 15th highest in the country. Projects span two sectors — batteries and electric vehicles. 94% of the state’s new investments and nearly 50% of new jobs are happening in North Carolina’s rural communities. The IRA will continue to accelerate the clean energy jobs boom while lowering energy costs for families, investing in disadvantaged communities, and reducing climate pollution across the state.