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Clean Energy Plan brings new jobs, lower costs to North Carolina

There’s a clean energy job boom happening in North Carolina—and the Biden Administration is making it happen.

The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions mean investing almost $10 billion and counting in North Carolina for a healthier, more prosperous, and just future.

The law  will lower North Carolinians’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.

In just one year, President Biden’s landmark climate investment has created over 4,000 new clean energy jobs across North Carolina.

Since August 2022, 9 additional clean energy projects have been created in North Carolina, including Atom Power’s expansion in Huntersville, and Alpitronic’s in Charlotte. These projects are paving the way for more good paying jobs in the state.

The Biden Administration’s plan for the clean energy economy also invests in an affordable and reliable energy grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather. 

But this is ONLY the beginning.

To see what you might be able to save, check out this overview from the Department of Energy or this calculator from Rewiring America.

Scroll down to find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy are creating jobs and lowering costs for North Carolina families.

Durham-based Carolina Solar Energy expanding thanks to the IRA

The family-owned Carolina Solar Energy, based in Durham, is making the state a leader in clean energy. With help from clean energy investments, this small business is expanding and scaling across the state.

New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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New jobs and an economic boost for North Carolina

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North Carolina is becoming a hub for the EV and battery manufacturing sectors, which represent all 9 of the state’s new clean energy projects announced within the last year. Clean energy investments have already spurred $9.61 billion in investments in North Carolina and helped create over 4,100 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state. For example: 

Lowering Costs for North Carolina Families

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The Inflation Reduction Act helps North Carolina families save money on their energy bills by ramping up investment in clean energy—like wind and solar—rather than more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution and causes climate change. And it does all this without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000.1

North Carolina families can save more than $1,000 each year on their energy costs thanks to the clean energy tax credits. Families can also earn up to $14,000 in rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades. Find out which rebates and credits you can get from the IRA here.

For some people, that will mean 100% of the costs will be covered. Buying a used or new electric vehicle? Tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available.

Communities in North Carolina will also see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programshomeowners and renters alike.2 

The Biden Administration is helping North Carolinians save money by ramping up the clean energy industry—from solar panels to heat pumps, building insulation, and modernizing the power grid—right here in America.

To see what you might be able to save, be sure to check out this overview from the Department of Energy or this calculator from Rewiring America.

Learn more about the Clean Energy Plan by clicking here.

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