In a victory for renewable energy, legislation that would have held up North Carolina's transition to clean, electrified buildings has been rejected.
On Dec. 9, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he vetoed HB 220, a bill that would have taken away communities’ rights to choose to electrify their buildings. If it had become law, the bill would have made transitioning away from antiquated, gas-powered buildings nearly impossible.
“HB 220 would have clipped the wings of our local decision-makers to be a part of the clean energy movement," said Krista Early, Environment North Carolina advocate. "Gov. Cooper’s veto