Nov 10, 2021
Welcome to Business North Carolina's weekly podcast, serving up interviews with some of the Tar Heel State's most interesting people. On today's episode, we talk with state Sen. Paul Newton, a Republican from Cabarrus County who was one of the lead sponsors of a sweeping bipartisan energy bill. House Bill 951 was signed into law recently and would give Duke Energy and other electric providers the ability to propose multi-year rate hikes, while setting in motion a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by the year 2030, and reach full “carbon neutrality” by 2050. We also talked with Newton about the redistricting process and his time as an executive at Duke Energy.