Archive for July 2016

The Latest Misinformation About the Impact of NC’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

Last week, the Civitas Institute published a report, “North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard: Examining the Economic Effects” that criticizes NC’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, or REPS. The NC General Assembly passed Senate Bill 3 in 2007, which included the REPS, with overwhelming support. Despite attempts by opponents to repeal the REPS law in recent…

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July Giga-Thought: Why is an energy vision for North Carolina’s energy economy necessary now?

By NCSEA’s Ivan Urlaub & Diane Cherry New energy technologies are becoming ever more affordable and changing our homes, how and where we work, and the infrastructure connecting and powering our communities. For several decades, energy consumers in North Carolina have relied on service from their energy utilities. When we only had five resources (coal,…

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