North Carolina has been a leader in clean energy ever since we passed a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) in 2007. The REPS has spurred investments in clean energy projects that have led to 21,000 new jobs, $1.7 billion in revenue, and helped protect North Carolina’s environment.
Now, the North Carolina General Assembly wants to put an end to clean energy. House Bill 298, misnamed the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act, would dismantle REPS, the standard that has made our state a national leader in renewable energy development. If it passes, H298 would destroy the state’s reputation for clean energy, stifle job creation, and scare off investment.
Sign our petition to defeat this anti-environmental bill and protect clean energy in North Carolina now!