As the owner of a landscaping business, I have remained environmentally conscious throughout my tenure as your state senator. I have done this through supporting sensible policies that make sense for this state from both an economic and environmental perspective. Things like the Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, which mandates that a minimum of electrity from our state utilites comes from renewable energy resources, will help grow and improve North Carolina.
It is my privilege to receive the N.C Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) Legislator of the Year Award. The NCSEA plays a valuable role in ensuring our fine state is one of the front-runners of clean energy. As a small business owner, I appreciate the risks that entrepreneurs have taken by advancing clean energy technologies. With the NCSEA’s leadership, I am confident North Carolina will continue its move toward affordable, clean energy that helps drive our economy.