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Sustainable Energy For Tourism Explained

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Sustainable Energy For Tourism Explained

Sustainable Energy For Tourism Explained

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  • 1. Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved Cleaner Energy For North Carolina
  • 2. NC GreenPower  Landmark program  First of its kind in the nation (only one other multi-utility program in U.S.)  3 IOUs, most of the Electric Coops, many Municipalities  Voluntary, state-wide  Tax-deductible contribution  Support Renewable Energy generators located in North Carolina  Support projects that mitigate or sequester greenhouse gases regionally Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 3. NC GreenPower Renewable Energy Sources of NC Electricity Today Hydro Other  Fossil Fuels 2% 5.5% – Coal (58%) Nuclear 32% – Oil (0.5%) – Natural Gas (2%)  Nuclear (32%)  Hydroelectric Dams (2%) Gas Coal  Other (5.5%) 2% Oil 58% 0.5% Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 4. NC GreenPower Renewable Energy What Is Renewable Energy?  Energy generated from natural sources that are constantly replenished  Cleaner to produce and use than traditional fuels  Sources for power exist everywhere and are easily accessible  Abundant sources mean abundant energy supplies for years to come! Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 5. NC GreenPower Renewable Energy Current Status - Generators  Current generators: – 255 Small PV – 7 Large solar PV – 7 Small wind – 2 Landfill methane gas – 1 Biomass – 2 Small hydro Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 6. NC GreenPower Carbon Offsets NC GreenPower Carbon Offsets  Available beginning in October 2008  Support projects which mitigate greenhouse gases  Reduces CO2 and CO2 equivalents  Preference for NC based projects, Methane Collection Tree Planting may also include regional Reforestation and avoiding and Combustion  Must meet 9 quality criteria tests from farm animals, landfills deforestation (developed by EDF) or other industrial waste Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 7. Why tourism businesses buy green power and carbon offsets?  Product differentiation and good PR o One-Third of travelers are influenced by travel suppliers’ environmental responsibility (U.S. Travel Association)  Sponsorship recognition  Bolster your sustainable branding o 48% Of travelers find it necessary to support environmentally-friendly travel, even in a downturn (U.S. Travel Association)  Renewable Energy meets “Buy Local”  Improve NC’s environment  Support’s NC’s economic development Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved
  • 8. Copyright © 2009, NC GreenPower Corporation. All rights reserved Martha Gettys Business Development Manager 919-857-9021 909 Capability Drive, Suite 2100 Raleigh, NC www.ncgreenpower.org 866-533-NCGP

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