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Energy is fundamental. How we use energy has numerous implications for the quality of our lives and the quality of our environment. Energy production and use is at the root of many current environmental problems. From global climate change, to increasing childhood asthma due to air pollution, energy production costs affect much more than our wallet.

North Carolina is working to tackle the environmental problems associated with energy. From supply – alternative energy sources and generation systems sprouting up throughout the state, to demand – new technologies and simple upgrades are increasing energy efficiency.

Take a look around at some of the great things happening with energy in your state. And take advantage of the useful information and resources provided here all aimed at using energy more effectively.

N.C. Project Green is managed by DENR's
Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach