Energy production by wind, solar and other renewable sources is the future of energy production, good for the environment and good for our State’s economy. Clean energy produced in North Carolina improves our energy security and independence and provides economic development opportunities for rural areas of our state. North Carolina has been and must continue to be a leader in clean energy production. We must continue to work towards modernizing and transforming our grid to accommodate growth in clean energy production. Expanding clean energy production in North Carolina will be a priority.