Yesterday morning, Civitas Action alerted legislators to House Bill 298, the Affordable and Reliable Energy Act, indicating its support, and promised to include the bill in its future rankings. The notice is reproduced below.
House Bill 298, Affordable and Reliable Energy Act, is a measure that would protect struggling North Carolinians from the rising energy bills mandated by the state’s renewable energy portfolio requirements, enacted in 2007 via Senate Bill 3.
Civitas Action believes in protecting consumers from unnecessary government mandates that drive up the cost of everyday needs for hard-working citizens to benefit special interests in the already well-subsidized “green” energy industries.
Legislators should be aware that Civitas Action plans on grading HB 298 in its annual Conservative Effectiveness Rankings.
Francis X. De Luca
Col. USMCR (Ret.)
President, Civitas Action