Renewable-​​energy advo­cates need to empha­size eco­nomic devel­op­ment and jobs as they lobby North Carolina’s leg­is­la­tors to pro­tect the state’s most impor­tant green-​​energy ini­tia­tives, saysMichael Youth, policy director of the N.C. Sus­tain­able Energy Association.

Youth spoke Wednesday to a crowd of about 50 at North­eastern University’s“Sus­tain­able Energy: Policy and Prac­tice” forum at the university’s Char­lotte campus.

He was paired with Joan Fitzgerald of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the school’s Local Leaders Global Impact series. The dis­cus­sion was mod­er­ated by Char­lotte Busi­ness Journal senior staff writer Erik Span­berg. The Char­lotte Busi­ness Journal is a sister pub­li­ca­tion of The Busi­ness Journal.

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