UPDATE: NC REPS Bill Defeated
The North Carolina General Assembly confirmed it’s support for renewable energy by voting down House Bill 298, a move to repeal the NC Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). This vote, supported on both sides of the aisle, not only helped secure continued economic development in the renewable energy sector, it also showed the strength of the voices from across the state that spoke out against the movement to have North Carolina turn away from a future of clean energy.
To everyone who showed their support for clean energy here in NC, Green State Power would like to thank you for taking the time to speak up in support of solar and many other forms of renewable energy.
In a dramatic turn of events that electrified the room, the North Carolina General Assembly’s Public Utilities and Energy Committee today voted down its Chairman’s own bill, House Bill 298, by a very solid bipartisan vote of 18 to 13. Six Republican members, including three from GOP leadership, joined with others from across the aisle to deliver a resounding defeat to the measure, commonly known as the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) repeal bill.
The full press release can be found on the NCSEA website.