North Carolina is among the growing list of states in which organizations like the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Council, or ALEC, and Koch-backed Grover Norquist have been lobbying against renewable energy policy, and pushing “model legislation” to undo these standards. House Bill 298, called the “Affordable and Reliable Energy Act,” was introduced by known ALEC member Representative Mike Hager, and aims to fully repeal the energy standard.  On April 4, 2013, the North Carolina House Commerce Committee narrowly passed a bill that would repeal the state’s successful renewable energy standard.  Read more about repeal of North Carolina’s RPS.