NC Senate panel approves energy code rollback - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

NC Senate panel approves energy code rollback

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A bill rolling back energy-efficiency standards for commercial builders has passed a North Carolina Senate committee.
    
The Senate Commerce Committee endorsed a bill Tuesday that backers say will spur construction by eliminating the 2012 codes in favor of 2009 standards. The 2009 standards are 30-percent lower than today's energy-use benchmarks.
    
Critics argued the bill would jeopardize long-term energy savings in favor of limited short-term benefits. Democratic lawmakers asked Republican sponsors to make a compromise that would keep the 2012 standards in some instances.
    
The lobbyist for general contractors in the Carolinas said there's some division within the group but that anything done to minimize costs will help construction.
    
The bill has already passed the House and now heads to the Senate floor.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:00:14 GMT
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
  • UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees

    UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:04:36 GMT
    UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)
    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees.
    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees.
  • Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:39 GMT
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.