The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) thanks Governor Cooper and the leadership of the General Assembly for the hard work that led to the adoption of the Governor’s 70% CO2 reduction by 2030 standard into state law. CCEBA will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that this law’s goals are achieved through competitively procured renewable energy generation including customer-accessible renewable programs. We appreciate that Duke Energy has committed itself to such a process during public comments on this bill.
CCEBA will also continue to pursue meaningful reform to the energy market and to provide choices to consumers in the Carolinas. We believe that a competitive, market-based approach to procuring affordable, reliable renewable energy is needed to achieve the ambitious goals of this legislation. When clean energy is allowed to compete, it provides the maximum benefit to our economy and our environment at the lowest cost to ratepayers.