June 20, 2024

North Carolina Senate (NC Senate)

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.
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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NC Panel OKs RGGI Rulemaking
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved a rulemaking that could result in the state joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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North Carolina Panel Calls for Joining RGGI
A North Carolina environmental panel approved a plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative while GOP legislators in Pennsylvania sought to block such a move.
North Carolina Pushes to Reach Governor’s EV Goals
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper signed on to a letter to President Biden, urging “all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold are zero-emission no later than 2035.”
Delli-Gatti Maintains Careful Neutrality in DEQ Secretary Hearings
The North Carolina Senate has begun the confirmation process for Dionne Delli-Gatti, nominee for secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.
Deep Divide Over Climate Legislation in North Carolina
Two bills would move North Carolina toward reaching net zero by 2050, a third would repeal the state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
NC Bill Would Provide Funds for Climate Resilience
Three Democratic North Carolina senators introduced SB509, which aims to pour $4 million into community microgrids and other local resilience projects.

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