Energy

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Source: Sustain Charlotte's 2014 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sustainability Report Card

 

Key Fact



Transportation fuels, natural gas, and electricity consumption are the source of 84% of Mecklenburg County's 2009 carbon footprint. Source: Mecklenburg County


Additional Resources


 
By 2030, we envision a region in which...
  • The region is known as a clean energy capital.
  • A better, smarter electricity grid exists that helps us use energy more efficiently.
  • Electric vehicles and recharging stations are widely available.
  • Low carbon transportation fuels are produced and used locally.
  • Carbon-free renewable energy sources provide at least 25% of our energy.
  • Energy usage per person is reduced by at least 20% -- or 1% per year.
  • Each home is able to produce its own energy and sell what it does not use.
  • Citizens are knowledgeable about their energy consumption and actively participate in energy conservation.
  • New buildings are designed and built to minimize energy consumption.
  • Measures have been taken in existing homes and buildings to maximize energy efficiency.

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