The recently launched Virginia Pollinator-Smart Program issued “gold” status to the rural Northern Neck project.
The North Carolina city aims to power municipal buildings with zero-carbon energy by 2030.
The Fair Energy Bills Act would give state regulators power to order refunds when the utility collects excessive revenue.
As neighboring states inch toward more electric competition, North Carolina takes it slow.
Independent energy suppliers would be allowed to compete head-to-head with monopoly utilities under the proposals.