This April 26 radio story from Charlotte quotes an activist from a noted civil-rights family: "We understand that the climate crisis serves as a multiplier on the worst forms of disparity that we as a society have perfected."
On January 25, the New York Times dug into plans by General Motors, Toyota and Ford to build and operate factories for electric vehicles and their batteries in the United States' manufacturing corridor.
This January 20 story captures electric vehicles' ascendancy powering a new, higher target from North Carolina's governor. It also quotes a Republican legislator as saying: "I don't think this is a partisan issue. Taking a stand against this is like taking a stance against the sun coming up tomorrow."
A developer with skin in the game (mostly) applauds an entirely bipartisan law that just passed in North Carolina to drive serious carbon reduction and solar + storage investment beginning next year. This October 12 op/ed deals in the blow-by-blow that led to success.
The quick take says that Republicans dismiss the climate threat and refuse to see the upside in renewable energy. The deeper take shows more complexity and more finance for clean energy in ostensibly red states. Our reporter spoke with one Republican mayor to learn how solar, wind and efficiency can...