28 Jul '17, 4pm

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

Citing the importance of the legislation for the solar industry, Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law H.B.589 , a comprehensive energy bill that is expected to help boost North Carolina’s solar sector but also establishes a moratorium on new wind farm permits in the state through 2018. The legislation is the result of a long stakeholder process among legislators, renewable energy developers, utilities and many other parties, but the controversial wind development measure was added in the eleventh hour. Making it clear that he opposes the wind side of the bill, though, Cooper has also signed an executive order aimed at mitigating the effects of the moratorium. “A strong renewable energy industry is good for our environment and our economy,” the governor states in a press release . “This bill is critical for the future of significant increases in our already-booming ...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/n-c-governor-signs-solar-frie...

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