The News & Observer
If the General Assembly wants to establish itself as the most business unfriendly, anti-jobs and anti-growth legislature in the nation, it will pass the recently filed bill oxymoronically titled the “Affordable and Reliable Energy Act.”
It is anything but. The act, which might better be titled the “Job-Killing, Anti-Growth and Keep NC Dependent on Arab Oil Act,” would repeal the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. The rule requires that 3 percent of all electricity sold in the state come from renewable sources, with that portion rising to 12.5 percent by 2025.