North Carolina ranks third nationally for sustainability and first among nine states in the South Atlantic region, Site Selection magazine says.
South Carolina placed seventh.
The magazine says its rankings reflects “where the dirty work of cleaner living is taking place, whether by dint of a new factory making solar panels, a new city incentive for energy-efficient buildings, increased renewable energy deployment or intensified brownfield cleanup activity.”
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It used a complex formula to come up with the rankings, including the number of energy-efficient buildings, renewable energy generation and “well-being” ratings.
Texas and California took the top two spots on the magazine’ sustainability rankings.
Metro Charlotte placed fourth among cities in the South Atlantic, which extends from Florida to Maryland and Delaware.
Among countries, the United States finished third behind Germany and Canada.