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Information included in the North Carolina Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.


  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in North Carolina: over 84,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in North Carolina: over 14,000
  • Number of solar jobs in North Carolina: over 6,700
  • Number of homes in North Carolina that could be powered by solar energy: over 600,000
  • Number of solar businesses in North Carolina: 287
  • Number of North Carolinians working in energy transmission, distribution and storage: over 25,000
  • Number of jobs supported by wind energy in North Carolina in 2018: 2,000
  • Number of wind turbines in North Carolina: over 100
  • Number of homes that could be powered by wind generation in North Carolina: over 50,000
  • Number of gallons of water consumption saved by North Carolina wind power generation in 2017: over 300 million
  • Number of active wind manufacturing facilities in North Carolina: 27


  • Amount Hurricane Florence cost North Carolina in damages: $17 Billion
  • Amount extreme weather events have cost North Carolina’s agriculture industry: over $1.1 Billion
  • Number of North Carolinians at risk of coastal flooding today: 122,000
    • Additional North Carolinians projected to be at risk by 2050: 44,000
  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses from 2007-2016: 23
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in North Carolina in 2018: 28
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in North Carolina in 2018: over 18,000


  • Percentage of North Carolinians that believe climate change was happening in 2019: 66%
  • Percentage of North Carolinians that believe climate changes caused mostly by human activities in 2019: 51%
  • Percentage of North Carolinians who support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants:: over 67%