Clean energy mandates remain battleground in N.C.

By Craig Jarvis, The News & Observer.

North Carolina has been home to a thriving solar industry for the past eight years, thanks to a tax break and requiring utilities to develop clean energy.

But opponents of targeted tax credits and government-funded advantages for certain businesses have been chipping away at those benefits – with mixed results.

This year the state legislature did away with a 35 percent tax credit for investments in renewable energy.