Monday, October 2, 2023

Statement from State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, on Gov. Roy Cooper’s Veto of SB678, a Bill to Provide Clean Energy for North Carolina

Raleigh, NC
Oct 2, 2023

I am deeply disappointed that Gov. Cooper vetoed SB 678, which will discourage projects such as conversion of the Belews Creek coal-fired plant to a cleaner, zero-emission, nuclear-powered energy source that would meet growing energy demands and provide economic development opportunities without compromising grid reliability or affordability. We have an opportunity in North Carolina to be energy independent like France and drive toward clean energy. North Carolina being energy independent is especially important to the low- and fixed-income people of our state, who are disproportionately paying more than ever to drive their cars and heat their homes.