North Carolina RPS Under Attack

Solar Industry Today magazine reported on the effect of the NC Legislature’s attempt to repeal or significantly weaken the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards.  This legislative effort is despite the fact that 70% of NC voters support the REPS, and 82.6% say lawmakers should facilitate more renewable energy.  Stew Miller, president of Cary, N.C.-based solar installer Yes Solar Solutions said, “Having a renewable energy mandate in place sends a powerful market signal”.

“It lets the public know that the government supports solar and the renewable energy industry,” he explains.   “It also attracts companies to North Carolina that have a progressive energy policy.”  The boom in solar investment in N.C, is a result of not only investors in large solar farms and large companies looking for energy savings, but homeowners and business owners that companies like Yes Solar Solutions has installed systems for… (read more).

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