Thursday, July 31, 2014

N.C. Energy Policy Council Long Range Energy Generation and Renewable Energy Committee to meet July 31 in Raleigh


RALEIGH –The North Carolina Energy Policy Council’s Long Range Energy Generation and Renewable Energy Committee will meet via conference call at 9 a.m. July 31.
Members of the public may listen to the meeting via audio in Room 4001 of the Green Square Building, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, N.C., or by calling 605-477-2100 and entering 197212# as the access code. All call-in listeners are asked to put their phones on mute.
The three members of the committee are:
· Carl Wilkins, director of Sustainability, Quanta Technology
· Marshall Cohen, vice president of Government Affairs and Communications, Babcock & Wilcox
· Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
The Long Range Energy Generation and Renewable Energy Committee has been tasked with developing a comprehensive North Carolina Long Range Energy Generation Policy for the short term (10 years), midterm (25 years), and long term (50 years).
The policy should be one which best ensures public health and safety, protects the environment of North Carolina and surrounding states, considers the regulatory implications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency establishment of a social cost of carbon, maximizes North Carolina’s economy, promotes energy diversity through the effective management and use of all energy resources, including coal, hydroelectric, natural gas, and nuclear energy; renewable energy such as biomass, solar, and wind; and alternative energy sources. The policy should also establish adequate energy infrastructure, effectively utilize domestic energy resources, promote energy efficiency, and minimize impacts from energy shortages/curtailments

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