The North Carolina Renewables Program, instated in 2007, requires utility companies to produce a percentage of sales from efficiency efforts or renewable sources. The program has since pushed North Carolina up in solar farm research and also created jobs during a recession. Efforts to repeal the program have recently been introduced to the House and Senate, claiming that the programs will have a negative impact on the economy.
John Murawski, a reporter for the News and Observer, will join host Frank Stasio to discuss the progress of the bills to repeal the NC Renewables Program.
John Murawski's articles on the NC Renewables Program can be found below: