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NCSEA statement on HB589

NCSEA supported the original version of House Bill 589, which passed the House on June 7, and was the result of an extensive, 9-month-long stakeholder process and negotiations. This legislation would have been a bipartisan compromise that was overall good for consumers, industry, and utilities. Unfortunately, the final negotiations that occurred late last night between…

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Action Alert: Say NO to Wind & Solar Over-regulation

Dear Friend of Clean Energy, As this year’s legislative session comes to a close, we still have a fight on our hands. Last night, the Senate passed HB589 with its anti-clean energy provisions. Soon after, the House voted against concurring with the Senate’s version of the bill. At this moment, members of the House and…

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Guest Post: Brown’s good intentions misguided and unnecessary

By Dr. Leo Goff, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Every active duty and retired military professional knows operational integrity can make or break a mission and absolutely nothing replaces training in real-life scenarios. It is something the military does not compromise. After serving for 30 years in the U.S. Navy, I now work with a group…

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Act Now to Oppose Changes to HB589

NCSEA Statement: HB589 Changes NCSEA is very disappointed that the NC Senate added an unnecessary, 4-year wind energy moratorium and other anti-solar provisions to House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina”. The original version of HB589, which was the result of nearly one year of negotiations and compromise among energy stakeholders and customers,…

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HB589: Update from Ivan

NCSEA Friends, As you likely know, comprehensive energy legislation was introduced on June 5 in the form of House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina.” This bill is the result of nearly one year of stakeholder discussions – over the course of more than 30 meetings – in which NCSEA played a leading…

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NCSEA’s Statement on the House version of HB589

Comprehensive energy legislation introduced today will help North Carolina remain globally competitive, while securing long-term economic opportunities across the state. House Bill 589 is the result of over 30 collaborative stakeholder meetings attended by a diverse group of renewable energy, consumer advocacy organizations, and utilities, in the past year. NCSEA was honored to participate and…

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NCSEA’s statement on the Currituck County Solar Ban

It is unfortunate that Currituck County residents will miss out on future jobs and land-lease payments from additional local solar development. The recent move to ban new solar projects from coming to the area shuts the door on the millions of dollars* in economic development and increased property tax revenues generated by existing Currituck County…

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A Reflection on 2016

2016 was a significant year of transition for both the NC Sustainable Energy Association and our state’s clean energy economy. NCSEA starts our 39th year stronger, more capable, and better positioned to advance clean energy on all fronts than at any time in NCSEA’s modern history. NCSEA stands ready to deliver on our commitment to make…

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Thank You, Ruth

In her 57 years of life, Ruth Samuelson was many things to many people. Among her many roles: wife, mother, friend, mentor – and a principled change-maker. Today and in the years to come, NC Sustainable Energy Association cherishes the legacy of Ruth, a Republican who saw past the traditional “us vs. them” and fought…

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