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    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    No. Carolina Lawmakers Attack New Energy

    NC bill takes aim at wind power and solar energy

    John Murawski. May 18, 2016 (The News and Observer)

    “Green energy advocates are aghast at the latest energy proposal in the state legislature to regulate wind farms and solar farms, a bill they say would turn North Carolina into the nation’s most hostile state for renewables…[I]ntroduced last week by two Republican state senators, [Senate Bill 843] would impose a host of financial hurdles and safety precautions, in some instances stricter than North Carolina’s standards for coal-burning power plants and nuclear power plants…The bill would require a wind farm or solar farm to be built at least a 1 1/2 miles away from a neighboring property line. Even at that distance, a solar farm would have to be concealed behind a perimeter of hedges and native landscaping. A wind farm could not generate more than 35 decibels of noise, as measured from the neighboring property, which is equivalent to the volume of humans whispering…Renewables advocates say it’s the most aggressive and sweeping attempt yet to undermine renewable energy in the state…” click here for more

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