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Celebrating Those Who Enriched Our Lives While Working to Enrich the Lives of Others

During my first-ever trip to the university bookstore, the store clerk, seeing my public policy books, asked: “Do you plan to become an environmental advocate?” That moment defined, for me, what the American Dream truly means – that an immigrant can dream of being a part of one of the great democracies in the world ...


Groups Urge Expansion of Utility Shutoff Moratorium During Covid-19 Crisis

New Data Show Existing Moratorium Has Helped More than 425,000 N.C. Families Maintain Water and Power in their Homes Raleigh, N.C. — Nearly three dozen public interest and social justice organizations today sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper urging him to extend and strengthen the existing moratorium on utility disconnections and late payment fees ...

Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.