Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and serves as an annual recognition of the importance of protecting our planet and its resources.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to delivering power that is affordable, reliable and low carbon. More than half our power comes from emissions-free nuclear, and we are increasingly incorporating renewable energy sources and grid-optimizing technologies to take this commitment even further.
Co-op members can help amplify the benefits of electricity by using it as a cleaner, cheaper and smarter alternative to fossil fuels. Appliances, equipment, agricultural and industrial processes, and even your car, can now be powered by electricity, resulting in cost savings, lower emissions and increased productivity and efficiency.
Electric cooperatives are building a statewide electric vehicle charging network and implementing other innovative initiatives that support increased commerce, tourism and economic development in the communities we serve. And electric co-ops offer a range of incentives like special rates, rebates and low-interest loans to make it easier for their co-op members to access the savings and efficiency that electricity has to offer. Contact your local electric cooperative to learn more.
On Earth Day and every day, we are building a brighter future for our members and the communities we serve. Visit the Energy and Innovation section of our website for additional information about the new technologies and energy solutions we are pursuing across the state.