Governor Cooper Issues Statement on House Bill 589

RALEIGH

Governor Roy Cooper released the following statement on HB 589. The bill amends energy policy laws by reforming the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA), creating a bidding process for new renewable energy sources, and authorizing leasing of third-party owned solar developments.

"This legislation will help North Carolina stay ahead with lower cost renewable energy that protects our environment and grows our economy. I urge the Legislature to pass it and I commend everyone who worked so hard to get this agreement."