Governor signs energy bill with strong carbon plan amid concerns about monopoly power

Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders held a public ceremony yesterday to sign energy legislation that has been praised for broad bipartisan support and its commitment to reducing carbon emissions in North Carolina.

Utilities — including cooperatives and municipal power companies — rallied around the bill, and several commercial customer groups expressed satisfaction. And almost all participants in the long negotiations praised the hard work that Cooper and legislators put in to…


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