Friday, March 14, 2014

N.C. Energy Policy Council will meet March 19

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Energy Policy Council will hear reports from its four committees when it meets at 10 a.m. March 19 in room 1210 of N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 W. Jones St., in Raleigh.

The council is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. The meeting can be followed live online at: http://www.livestream.com/naturalsciences/.

The 13-member council is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on increasing domestic energy exploration, development and production in North Carolina as well as promoting related economic growth and job creation. The council serves as the state’s central energy policy planning body and works with federal, state, regional and local agencies to coordinate energy policy.

Members of the council are designated and appointed by the governor, speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate.

Background on the council, along with a list of council members and their designated appointments, can be found online at: http://www.energync.net/about-us/energy-policy–council.

The Energy Efficiency Committee of the Energy Policy Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 19 in room 1210 of N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 West Jones St., Raleigh.

In addition to the upcoming meetings, the following are tentative council meeting dates for the rest of the year:

· 10 a.m. May 21, room 1210, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

· 10 a.m. July 16, room 1210, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

· 10 a.m. Sept. 17, room 1210, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

· 10 a.m. Nov. 19, room 1210, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources headquarters, 217 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

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