Governor Cooper Signs Energy Bill Including Carbon Reduction Goals Into Law | Eastern North Carolina Now | Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law: House Bill 951: Energy Solutions for North Carolina.

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    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law:



    Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 951:

    "Today, North Carolina moves strongly into a reliable and affordable clean energy future. This new bipartisan law requires the North Carolina Utilities Commission to take steps needed to get North Carolina a 70% reduction in carbon emission by the year 2030 and to carbon neutrality by 2050," said Governor Cooper. "Making transformative change is often controversial and never easy, especially when there are different points of view on big, complex issues. But coming to the table to find common ground is how government should work."

    Contact: Jordan Monaghan

    Phone: (919) 814-2100  •      Email: govpress@nc.gov
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( November 9th, 2021 @ 4:28 pm )
 
This is nothing other than the Green New Deal. Other countries that have gone this route have found that wind and solar are NOT reliable due to the intermittent nature of both, and they are certainly not cheap. Pushing wind and solar is why Germans pay three times the residential rates for electricity that North Carolinians do now. A recent contract for offshore wind electricity signed by a utility in New York set whole prices for that electricity at four and a half times the prevailing wholesale rate for conventional electricity.

The Republican legislative leaders who sold North Carolina electric customers down the river on this bill need to be primaried out of office.



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