A special report posted yesterday by the Civitas Institute spotlights the funders pushing the "big solar" lobby in North Carolina.
What do President Barack Obama and a growing number of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have in common? The answer – their love of major solar energy companies – Big Solar, for short.
In North Carolina, there is a growing group of Republicans in the legislature who actively support legislation that backs government mandates and taxpayer subsidies as well as higher electric bills for consumers. In fact, they are working to extend the government mandates, tax credits and overall government assistance that has helped create and sustain solar energy companies in North Carolina, along with higher electric bills and the less reliable power supply that come with it.
Check out the whole article to learn more about the NC power players seeking to line the pockets of a special interest at the expense of the rest of us.
And stay tuned for Part II.