the previous speaker
Ivan Urlaub of the
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA)
pointed out there are downsides to too many incentives, such as
too much dependence on them which means if they end, so can the industry.
So how to generate demand?
They’ve done it in North Carolina:
91% of voters support using solar power to meet our growing needs for energy and electricity
Solar is hands down the most popular energy source across NC,
across parties, ages, genders, etc.
Coal and nuclear are the politically charged energy sources,
and neither got a majority.
Number 2 was offshore wind with 83% and number 3 was onshore wind
with 82% support.
NCSEA press release.
How did they do this?