The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the Ground Floor Hearing Room of the Archdale Building, 512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C. James McLawhorn and Jeff Davis, Directors of the Electric and Natural Gas Divisions of the Public Staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission, spoke to the Council on the state’s electric energy generation and natural gas.
Click on the image below to watch an archive video of the May 21 Energy Policy Council meeting.
ENERGY PROGRAM BACKGROUND
On Aug. 21, 2013, the N.C. Energy Office was merged into the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The Energy Program is a part of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources.
The mission of the Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources is to promote the wise use and protection of North Carolina's land and geologic resources. Within the division, Land Quality Section programs regulate and provide technical assistance related to mining, dam safety, sedimentation control and to the exploration and development of energy; the N.C. Geological Survey performs scientific investigations, provides technical assistance and maps the state’s geological resources; and the division as a whole supports public education in the earth sciences.
The Energy Program is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. To achieve this, the program provides services and technical expertise focused on energy efficiency in the public sector, encouraging the growth and development of the state’s energy economy and making North Carolina a leader in the creation of energy jobs. The program works to increase the use of renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency throughout the state, serving as the principal source of information for these energy areas.
The N.C. Energy Program is affiliated with the Weatherization Assistance Program, which is also a part of the Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources. The Utility Savings Initiative, which had been a part of the former State Energy Office, is now a program in the Division of Environment Assistance and Customer Service. In addition, the Energy Program provides staffing for the state Energy Policy Council.
The leadership team includes:
- Star Hodge
To contact the office call 919.707.9238 or 919.707.9246