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With wind farm moratorium, renewable energy deal in doubt

 


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of legislation agreed upon by renewable energy interests and Duke Energy to extend the utility's requirements to use more alternative power in North Carolina is in doubt as a key senator repeats his attempts to delay wind energy permits through 2020.

The bill to change how the nation's largest electric utility purchases electricity through solar, biomass and other options cleared the House earlier this month by a wide margin. Bill managers had warned against making significant changes that could scuttle the agreement, reached after months of negotiations.

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