July 19, 2024

North Carolina House of Representatives (NC House)

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North Carolina Businesses Endorse Market Reform Studies
North Carolina businesses called for a study of wholesale market competition, including a possible RTO, citing a lack of “cost-competitive, clean energy.”
North Carolina Utilities Commission
North Carolina Regulators Face Questions on Holiday Outages
The NCUC chair consumer advocate faced lawmakers' questions on the state's first-ever rotating outages stemming from a December storm.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
North Carolina OSW Auction Nets $315 Million
Duke Energy and TotalEnergies will pay a combined $315 million to lease 110,000 acres off North Carolina that could produce 1.3 GW in offshore wind.
Duke Energy
Duke Energy Tout Clean Energy Gains
Duke Energy executives touted the company’s clean energy plans during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.
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Cooper Vetoes NC Bill Prohibiting Bans on Natural Gas Hookups
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have prohibited cities and counties from banning natural gas hookups in residential construction.
Duke and Solar Advocates Forge North Carolina Net Metering Agreement
A proposed agreement between Duke Energy and solar advocates would lower the net metering rate residential rooftop solar owners receive for their excess power.
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Renewable Advocates Troubled by Tradeoffs in N.C. Climate Bill
Renewable power advocates are concerned by concessions N.C. legislators made to utilities in return for the carbon-reduction goals of House Bill 951.
Duke Energy
Duke Touts Clean Energy Progress, Strong Earnings in Q3
North Carolina law has upped the ante on utility carbon emissions reductions — requiring a 70% cut by 2030.
Duke Energy
New Era for Grid Planning in North Carolina?
As H951 sits on Gov. Cooper's desk, the NCUC continued its examination of Duke Energy's IRP with a session on the increasing complexity of grid planning.
Pine Gate Renewables
NC Compromise Energy Bill Passes Senate, Heads Back to House
A bill in the North Carolina legislature would authorize the Utilities Commission to “take all reasonable steps” to achieve a 70% reduction in carbon.

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