North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has approved legislation that will significantly expand solar, and issued an executive order mitigating the effects of a temporary wind energy moratorium included in the legislation. While the moratorium deals a setback for North Carolina which recently completed its first utility-scale wind project, Gov. Cooper’s move shows commitment to the nascent wind industry, bringing some consolation to wind developers as projects can undergo the lengthy preliminary processes during the ban and quickly come online afterward.
August 2, 2017
Alternative Energy | Wind Power Policy Brief