Talking Points For all

  • Not only does North Carolina have incredible wind potential, but we have better shallow-water wind resources than any other state on the Atlantic Coast.

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    North Carolina’s shallow-water wind resources are the best on the Atlantic coast, with 58 GW of available capacity.  58 GW amounts to 130% of the state’s energy demands, which are projected to grow 40% over the next 20 years.
     
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    $2.35 billion is spent annually on the importation of coal into our state, amounting to 55% of our electricity generation.
     
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    The offshore wind industry stands to create 45,000 jobs in construction, and 9,100 jobs in permanent maintenance over the next 20 years, delivering $22 billion in total economic benefit to our state.
     
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    Jobs created by the wind industry are not easily outsourced and must be located in proximity to the coast, spurring homegrown economic development.