North Carolina Carbon Plan
The North Carolina utilities commission held several hearings to receive public witness testimony regarding Duke‘s proposed carbon plan. The Boone town Council recommended several amendments.
Boones sustainability and special projects manager George Santucci submitted an action request for a joint comment letter concerning the proposed carbon plan. Santucci's request stated that it would give Boone the opportunity to once again join with North Carolina communities to share our climate action goals and communicate how the Duke carbon plan can best support them. The request specifies that it must allow the council to advocate for bringing more renewable energy to our electricity grid and highlight the need for more support with local affordable energy efficiency programming and expanded electrical vehicle infrastructure. Santucci noted the importance of carbon neutrality and noted that Boone is the first North Carolina municipality to reach 100% carbon neutrality. For more information about the Carolinas carbon plan visit www.dukeenergy.com.