Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

This week I introduced HB77, which promotes the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Carolina by requiring a 20% Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standard (REPS) by 2020. This will require that 20% of the state’s energy needs come from renewable sources and improved efficiencies. The resources are available to meet such a standard without measurable increases in rates, and it should significantly increase jobs relating to green energy, in short order. There is a great deal of interest in alternative energy issues at the Legislature this session. I expect to see a lot of activity in this sector.

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