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Clean Energy Employment in NC

North Carolina's clean energy workforce ranks 9th among all states.

Half of all energy jobs in North Carolina are in CLEAN ENERGY.

Current NC employment in occupations that can work in the clean energy sector
OEWS 2022 estimates, released Spring 2023, NC Statewide
Projected employment growth (2021-2030)
NC Occupational Employment Projections, 2021-2030 Statewide
Projected occupation openings each year
NC Occupational Employment Projections, 2021-2030 Statewide

NC has the 8th largest renewable energy workforce in the U.S, the 7th largest energy efficiency workforce in the U.S., the 8th fastest growing storage and grid sector in the U.S. and the 6th largest biofuels workforce in the US.

Clean Energy in NC

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Government and Policy

“North Carolina is the epicenter of the transition to a clean energy economy and continues to lead the way toward a clean energy future.”

Governor Roy Cooper

The Latest in North Carolina

North Carolina Pilots New Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Field Technician Certification program

This summer, North Carolina will pilot a first-of-its kind course to train and certify technicians in the installation and maintenance of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Wake Tech launches course for EV charging station install, repair

A new program at Wake Tech is teaching people how to install and fix electric vehicle charging stations. Wake Tech says it’s launching the first program in the country training technicians for electric vehicle charging stations. It’s a pilot program but the college says state leaders want to expand it to other community colleges.

Momentum Builds for the Clean Energy Economy in 2023 as Over 14,100 Jobs and Billions in Investment Come to North Carolina

Toyota, Kempower, and Epsilon Advanced Materials – all companies in clean energy industries – top the year’s $12.9 billion project list

State Energy Research Centers & Offices

Clean Energy NC Initiatives

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Featured Employers

Blue Ridge Power

Established in May 2021, Blue Ridge Power is a full-service EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) company for solar and solar + storage projects in the United States.

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Duke Energy

Duke Energy is executing an ambitious clean energy transition, keeping reliability, affordability and accessibility at the forefront as the company works toward net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050.

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From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers.

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