State Energy Use Planning/Energy Assistance
Our Position: support
Bill Number: S2051
Sponsor: Sen. Charlie Albertson (D-Duplin)
Legislative Session: 2006
SB 2051 provides for a study of the cost savings and benefits of reducing energy consumption in state buildings by 20
percent; directs planning for meeting the 20 percent petroleum use reduction in the state fleet; codifies the duties and
responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide weatherization assistance to low-income
families; and directs the creation of a Biofuels Strategic Plan for North Carolina.
This bill takes critical first steps toward addressing North Carolinas inadequate energy efficiency policies. Currently,
our state ranks 46th in the nation for energy efficiency. During hearings for this bill, Sen. Albertson made it clear that
energy efficiency is something of which the General Assembly should take a serious look when they return in January
for the 2007 long session.
Continue to contact your legislators throughout the interim to let them know you support advancing NC's energy policies!
Contact Elizabeth Self, Director of Government Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.