Asheville residents weigh-in on state's Clean Energy Plan

    State environmental officials took comments about the state's Clean Energy Plan on Thursday at the Collider in downtown Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    The first of two Asheville listening sessions about state's Clean Energy Plan happened Thursday at the Collider.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is holding listening sessions throughout the state between now and July to input on Gov. Cooper's Executive Order 80, which calls for encouraging re-energy technologies in business, transportation and energy.

    One woman who attended said it's a good start, but there's a lot more that needs to be done.

    "We have a great capacity for renewable energy, but we're not doing everything we can," Kim Roney, of Asheville, said. "So, I want to see us be our best selves, not only here at the local community level, but also as a state."

    The second listening session is 1-3:30 p.m. June 5 at the Collider.

    Additional listening sessions are scheduled through June across the state. For more information on the Clean Energy Plan development process, public sessions and future workshops, click here.

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