RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper signed a milestone energy bill into law on Wednesday that aims to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North Carolina.
The bipartisan energy bill, House Bill 951, requires the North Carolina Utilities Commission to take steps to reduce North Carolina’s carbon emission by 70 percent by 2030 and to carbon neutrality by 2050.
“Today, North Carolina moves strongly into a reliable and affordable clean energy future. This new bipartisan law requires the North Carolina Utilities Commission to take steps needed to get North Carolina a 70% reduction in carbon emission by the year 2030 and to carbon neutrality by 2050,” said Governor Cooper. “Making transformative change is often controversial and never easy, especially when there are different points of view on big, complex issues. But coming to the table to find common ground is how government should work.”