N.C. elections left ‘status quo’ in power, but some still see hope for clean energy

Energy News Network: The results of North Carolina’s state legislative elections were an undeniable blow to climate activists — who tried to help Democrats win a majority but lost seats instead — and a smashing success for Duke Energy, which through its PAC invested heavily in Republican incumbents and didn’t lose a single contest.

The outcomes mean the General Assembly won’t enact the full-throated, economy-wide response to the climate crisis that activists had wished for.

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