• Research Report

    Electric Shock: North Carolinians would be required to pay for electricity in other states

    posted August 5, 2007 by Daren Bakst
    The legislature passed a law, SB 3, which would require North Carolinians to pay for electricity used by out-of-state residents. SB 3, which is the new, hastily drafted energy bill, was touted as requiring utilities to provide at least 7.5% of their electricity from renewable resources. However, North Carolinians likely will not be the recipient of a significant amount of this electricity.
  • Press Release

    New energy mandate would ignore customer demands

    posted July 8, 2007
    RALEIGH – New energy mandates could drive up North Carolina’s regionally high electricity rates, even though consumers have shown little interest in paying more for renewable energy sources. That’s the…
  • Research Report

    Renewable Energy At All Costs: Legislation ignores the will of the public and would have unintended consequences

    posted July 8, 2007 by Daren Bakst
    The Senate has passed a major electricity bill that includes something called a renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard (REPS). The REPS consists of two separate requirements: A renewable portfolio standard that requires utilities to provide customers 7.5 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and energy efficiency measures that require a 5 percent reduction in energy use.

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