CEA Southeast Executive Director Tim Page discusses why North Carolina needs to bring critical energy infrastructure, like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, online to help families reduce energy costs.
We know about the project’s economic benefits — the jobs it’ll create, the tax revenue it’ll provide. But overlooked is how pipelines lower household energy expenses. North Carolinians spend nearly $3,000 annually on energy. For those in poverty, that’s at least 25 percent of their take-home income. Such expenses often stifle economic development in communities and drives residents further into poverty.
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