State lawmakers voted today in favor of giving a power plant fueled with trash triple credit as a renewable energy facility.
That means that if the measure is approved by the full General Assembly, ReVenture in Mecklenburg County would be able to sell three renewable energy credits for every megawatt of electricity it generated.
Environmental groups fought the measure, saying it would reduce the total green power output in the state.
ReVenture plans to sell electricity it generates to power companies in this state that are required to buy more green power under a 2007 state law.
Our sister paper, The Charlotte Observer, has been following the issue.