Action Alert

Take action: Oppose the US Senate’s BEAT provision

As you are likely aware, recently the U.S. Senate passed their version of tax reform legislation. The bill, which differs from the previously-passed legislation in the U.S. House, now must be negotiated and reconciled between the two Chambers in the coming days with the goal of a final bill going to the President before Christmas. While NCSEA…

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Action Alert: Contact Your Senators NOW

Renewable Energy & Private Property Rights Under Attack Senators Brown, Sanderson, and Pate have renewed their attack on clean and renewable wind energy. This time it’s in the form of Senate Bill 331, the “Military Operations Protection Act of 2017.” The bill, if enacted would impose a three-year moratorium on the permitting of all onshore and…

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ACTION ALERT: Contact Senators TODAY with concerns on H169

Last Thursday, the Senate began consideration of a new, comprehensive “regulatory reform” bill (HB169), which includes several concerning energy-related items. This bill could be voted on by the full Senate as early as this afternoon. The primary concern is Section 3.2 (Lines 10-13 of Page 8 of H169 4th Edition) which repeals the requirements state agencies…

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Action Alert: Bill to Add Onerous Fees, Regulations on Renewable Energy Industry & Limit Private Property Rights

ACTION ALERT: Senate Bill 843  It’s hard to believe that in a state which was just voted #3 for business, you’d see a bill adding 10 pages of new permitting regulations to a thriving North Carolina industry. Senate Bill 843 was filed yesterday by Senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) and Senator Andrew Brock (R-Davie), and seeks to bring renewable…

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Action Alert: Support the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act

An opportunity to enact provisions of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act has presented itself in the form of the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill which is now being considered on the U.S. Senate floor. “The BTU Act allows renewable biomass thermal energy to qualify for the same federal tax credits that wind and solar have…

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