A green bank could unlock financing for more clean energy projects, but some question its need and prospects.
The bill’s sponsors voted last year to gut state clean energy standards while subsidizing nuclear and coal bailouts.
Money poured into candidate funds at a record pace from environmental groups, industrial customers and others seeking to help steer the utility’s policies.
Climate activists failed to flip the state’s legislature, but the politics and economics of clean energy leave an opening for action — so long as Duke Energy is on board.
As surging coronavirus cases prompt leaders to cancel a November legislative session, solar developers and advocates fear irreparable harm to the industry.