On Aug. 25, 20015 at the WHQR Gallery in Wilmington, NC, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council presented a panel discussion “Renewable Energy and North Carolina: Challenges, Barriers, Policy, and Economic Opportunities.”
Attendees learned how North Carolina can become the epicenter for renewable energy and gain an understanding about the opportunities and challenges that are associated with this economic boom for the state.
Scott Johnson, CFEDC Board Member moderated. (Introduction slides)
Panelists for the event:
- Stephen Kalland, Executive Director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University (Presentation)
- Betsy McCorkle, Director of Government Affairs at NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) (Presentation)
- Jeffrey Petrusa, Senior Economist, RTI International (Presentation on Clean Energy Impact Study)
This expert panel discussed challenges, barriers, policy and economic opportunities for the state and our region relating to renewable energy development. A video of the event appears below.