Governor Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper

The Governor was nominated and selected by a committee of leaders and executives from the cleantech industry and public sectors for this prestigious award based on his demonstrated commitments to protecting natural resources. His nomination outlined his administration’s extensive investments in driving a clean energy economy in North Carolina, with accomplishments including:

  • Executive Order 80, which focused on protecting the environment while growing the clean energy technology sector
  • Establishment of the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council
  • Development and implementation of the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan
  • Carbon Reduction Policy Evaluation and North Carolina Energy Regulatory Process (NERP)
  • Executive Order 218, which focused on opportunities for offshore wind generation and jobs in North Carolina
  • Signing the bipartisan Energy Solutions for North Carolina (NC House Bill 951)

Governor Cooper attended the Awards Ceremony and spoke about the importance of clean energy and clean technologies for North Carolina’s future prosperity. View the press release for more information.